Help, how can I block phone numbers and text messages?

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How can I block a number using voiceover. It did work before updating. When I hold down the (I) it offers some options but not block number. Also I want to block text messages.

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Submitted by Sasha Stride on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Here is how you do it.
1: open the phone app.
2: double tap on the contacts tab.
3: choose your contact.
4: tap with one finger on the leftmost tab once.
5: flick left until you hear block contact. This blocks texts, facetime and calls.
If you don't have this person as a contact...
1: Go to latest. Flick up on the call where the number is.
2: choose more info.
3: add this to a contact; just to find it. Just add it to a contact that is named blocked and then go to the steps above to be able to block the user after adding them.
4: now you should no longer be bothered by this caller's texts, phone calls or facetime calls.

Submitted by Pyro2790 on Thursday, January 24, 2019

In the recent tab of the phone find the number you want to block, swipe up once for More Info, touch the bottom left of your screen, it will say favorites, swipe once to the left and VoiceOver will say block this caller. Double tap on this option. NO need to add spam numbers or unwanted callers to your contacts list.

Submitted by Ron on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thanks for the help with the above,what do I do to block unwanted texts

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Sunday, January 27, 2019

If you block anyone following the steps above they should not be able to text you either.

Submitted by tripolice on Monday, January 28, 2019

In reply to by Sasha Stride

In the More info options under Recents, there's the option to block the call right there, just after Add to Existing option. Again, we can tap the bottom left tab and flick left to find it.