I have the first Apple iPhone 4.0, it does not have the "i" with the circle around it that I can tap and access a means to block a "contact" number in my phone. I've tried every option I know of....is there ANY way I can block a caller or do I have to buy a new phone just to block a call?


The call blocking feature was added in iOS 7, which your iPhone can run.

iOS7 allows you to block calls and messages from particular contact or number. This feature, included by default, even allows you to block messages and calls performed on FaceTime.


  • Open the Contacts app
  • Select the contact you want to block and scroll to the bottom of the contact info page.
  • Click "Block Contact".
  • I don't get it because my iPhone 4.0 does not have that feature...push contact (even edit contact) scrolled down, no "block contact" Is shown. Even went thru settings for contacts & phone....no option. Any help? – Sean Yeffstig Oct 5 '15 at 9:08
  • What iOS is it running? – Tetsujin Oct 5 '15 at 9:10
  • Lol,...I have no clue what-so-ever...how could I even find out? Would the model of my phone help to answer my question? – Sean Yeffstig Oct 5 '15 at 9:13
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    On second thoughts... I wouldn't. I'd just abandon the idea of being able to block callers on it - the chances of any of your apps still working after updating that far are extremely remote & you may just be creating more problems for yourself than it's worth. – Tetsujin Oct 5 '15 at 9:34
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    Thanks for all your help...issue solved...buying a new phone today! – Sean Yeffstig Oct 5 '15 at 9:38

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