WhatsApp is a so popular cross platform mobile messaging app around the world. More and more users are send tons of messages using it. In earlier guides, we have discussed how you can recover WhatsApp chats on Android. Because we may delete or lost many valuable information, messages or attached files from our family, friends or coworkers. If you are using an iPhone, you can refer to this guide to recover deleted WhatsApp messages on iPhone. On the other end, we may not want to talk to someone in WhatsApp. In this guide we will show you how to block contacts on WhatsApp for iPhone and Android and not to receive any messages from them. Also you will learn how to unblock someone on WhatsApp. Note that the images and screenshots in this tutorial may differ based on the WhatApp versions you use on both iOS and Android phones. To block or unblock contacts in WhatsApp for Android phones, such as Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Lenovo, Nexus, is slightly different from contacts blocking on iPhone. At the end of this guide we will also discuss how to block unknown contacts on iPhone and Android smartphones.
What happens when you blocked someone in WhatsApp?
You will not be able to send messages to a blocked contact, blocked contacts can’t send you any messages neither. Your status message updates, profile picture change, last seen and online information will no longer be visible to contacts you have blocked.
How to Block Someone on WhatsApp for iPhone?
If you want to block a contact in WhatsApp on iPhone, go to Settings tab from the bottom of WhatsApp for iPhone.
Tap Account from the main settings screen of WhatsApp for iOS. Then choose Privacy.
From below WhatsApp privacy settings screen, you can find a Blocked item.
Any existing blocked contacts in WhatsApp will be listed as following screenshot. From here you can add new contacts to the block list or delete a blocked contacts in WhatsApp. Tap Add New… to block new people on WhatsApp.
Now the Select Contact screen displays, you can browse through your contacts list and add any one to your blocked list, so they will no longer be able to send you messages.
Now you know how to block someone on WhatsApp and prevent them sending you any annoying messages through WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is not just a mobile messaging app. You can actually use it for many other purposes. For example, you can transfer videos through WhatsApp, you can swap contacts using Whatsapp. These features are really practical and useful.
How to Unblock People in WhatsApp for iPhone?
It happens when you accidentally block some people you should not block. If you want to unblock a contacts in WhatsApp on iPhone, go to the Blocked screen, find the contact you want to unblock, slide from right to the left, an Unblock icon in red appears besides the contact select, tap on it to unblock a contacts in Whatsapp.
How to block or unblock a contact in WhatsApp on Android?
Are you using WhatsApp on Android smartphones, such as Samsung Galaxy, LG, Motorola, Nexus, Lenovo, HTC, Sony? You can follow similar steps to block a contact on your Android phone as we did on iPhone above.
- Run WhatsApp on Android phone
- Go to your Chats screen
- Press the Menu Button on the phone to bring up the main menu of WhatsApp
- Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked Contacts
- To block someone, tap Blocked contacts: None, then tap the Add blocked contacts icon in the top right
- To unblock someone, simply long-press the contact in the Blocked Contacts screen and select Unblock.
How to block unknown contact in WhatsApp on iPhone and Android?
The above methods work only if the contact or people who is already in your contact list. How to block people who are not realdy in your address book. In fact if someone unknown send you a spam or message, open the chat conversation, scroll to the top, you can find a Block button from the Chats window, tap on it to block unknown contact in Whatsapp on your iPhone or Android device.