How to block a player from communicating with you

Block a gamertag

If you don’t like playing a game with someone, you can block that player. Do this by selecting the player’s gamertag from within the game and blocking the player. If the person is no longer playing the game, you can search and block the person through the Profile app.

The blocked player will not be able to send you any messages, unless you first send a message to that player.

To block a player:

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button on your controller or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Select your profile tile.
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  1. Select Recent players, and then select the gamertag that you want to block.
  2. Select Report or block, and then select block from the list.

Note You can’t block anyone who’s on your Friends list. To access the option to block that person, you must first remove that gamertag from your Friends list.

Remove a block from a player

If you block someone by accident or you want to “un-do” a block, follow these steps:

  1. To return to the Home screen, press the Xbox button or say “Xbox, go home.”
  2. Open the Friends app.
  3. Press the Menu button on your controller.
  4. Select People I’ve blocked.
  5. Find the person to unblock.
  6. Select Unblock.

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