How to block Viber contacts on Android and iPhone

Viber has a “Block” option that you can use to prevent annoying contacts or unknown numbers from texting you or calling your number. Below are the steps to block Viber contacts on Android and iPhone.

Block Viber contacts

If you find that someone is very annoying or you receive unwanted messages from an unknown person, you can easily block their phone numbers on Viber.

Before moving on to the actual steps on how to block contacts on Viber, here is what happens when you block someone on Viber.

  • The blocked person can’t message you or call your number
  • The blocked person cannot add you to a Viber group
  • The blocked person can’t see your online status or changes you make to your profile.

While Viber doesn’t send notifications when you block people on Viber, if they can’t call or message you, the blocked person probably assumes you’ve blocked them.

Block Viber Contacts on Android Phone

Follow the steps below to block contacts on Viber with Android Phone

1. Open viber and tap the chat tab (if you’re not already there).

Viber chats tab on Android phone

2. Next, open the Chat the person you want to block

3. On the contact’s chat screen, tap Contact’s name and then tap Block this contact Option in the displayed slide-over menu (see image below)

Block this contact tab on Viber in Android Phone

As simple as that! – This contact can no longer bother you with unwanted calls or messages.

Instead of the Chats screen, you can also use the Contacts screen to block Viber contacts. This can be useful if you can’t find the chat of the person you want to block on Viber.

1. Open viber and tap the contacts tab

Contacts tab in Viber on Android phone

2. On the Contacts screen, locate the Contact you want to block and tap on it.

3. On the contact’s information screen, tap 3 dot icon located in the top right corner of your screen

3 dot icon in Viber on Android Phone

4. From the resulting drop-down menu, tap block

Block contact option in Viber on Android phone

Block Viber Contacts on iPhone

The procedure to block Viber contacts on iPhone is a little different from blocking Viber contacts on Android phone.

1. Open viber and tap the chat Tab (if you’re not already there)

Viber chats tab on iPhone

2. Next, open the Chat the person you want to block

3. On the contact’s chat screen, tap Contact’s name and then tap Chat Info & Settings option in the drop down menu that appears.

tab

4. On the chat info screen, scroll down and tap Block this contact Possibility.

Block this contact option in Viber on iPhone

The selected contact is now blocked on Viber and cannot call or message you on your iPhone.

Unblock Viber Contacts on Android Phone

If you change your mind or accidentally blocked someone, you can follow the steps below to unblock Viber contacts on Android phone.

1. open that viber App on your Android phone and tap the 3 line icon located in the top left corner of your screen.

3 line icon in Viber on Android Phone

2. On the following slide-over menu, tap settings

Settings tab in Viber on Android phone

3. Then tap privacy and tap on the privacy screen blocklist (See image below)

Block list tab in Viber

4. On the Block List screen, you can see the list of people you blocked on Viber. From this list, find and tap the contact you want to unblock unlock button is next to the contact’s name.

Unblock Viber contact option

The selected contact is now unblocked and can call and message you on Viber.

Unblock Viber Contacts on iPhone

The interface to unlock contacts on Viber on your iPhone is a little different from unlocking Viber contacts on Android.

1. open that viber App, tap the 3 dot icon is in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then tap settings in the menu that appears.

3-dot icon and Settings tab in Viber on iPhone

2. On the next screen, tap privacy and then tap blocklist

Block list tab in Viber

3. On the Block List screen, tap unlock button next to the contact you want to unblock on Viber.

Unblock Viber contact option

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