If you frequently receive a call from the same phone marketer or another unwanted caller, you can block that call.
When you do this, Android All blocked numbers calling you on your phone will be sent directly to voicemail.
The steps to block a call may vary depending on the device brand and Android version, but in most cases you can block calls through your phone app’s settings, recent calls, or contact lists.
Here’s how to do it.
How to block a number on Android using the phone app?
To block a number or contact on your Android phone, go to the Phone app’s settings and tap Block Numbers.
Open the phone app.
While in the Recents or Contacts tab, tap the More Options menu represented by three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the app.
Select “Settings” from the drop down menu.
In the list of settings, tap “Blocked numbers”.
Select “Add Number”.
Quick tip: On some Android devices and versions, you can turn the “Unknown” option on or off to block all calls from unidentified callers.
Manually enter the phone number from which you want to block calls and text messages, then press “Block”.
Quick tip: If you can’t remember the exact number you want to block, you can copy the number from your recent calls list by pressing the number down until a menu appears and then selecting “Copy number”.
How to block a number on Android using your contact list?
Start the phone app.
Go to the People tab.
Scroll until you find the person you want to block and tap their name.
Quick tip: You can also use the Search tool at the top of the tab to find a contact faster.
Tap the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of the application screen.
Select “Block numbers” from the drop-down menu.
Confirm that you want to block the contact by selecting “Block”.
How to block a number on Samsung Galaxy?
Because Samsung phones are so common, chances are the device in your hand is a Galaxy phone.
Here’s how to block a number on your Samsung Galaxy device:
Launch the phone app and then tap “Recents” at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the phone number you want to block and then tap “i” in the expanded options below the number.
Tap “Block” at the bottom of the screen.
How to block a number on other Android devices?
Launch the phone app and view your recent calls.
Touch and hold the phone number you want to block. A drop-down menu with additional options may appear.
Tap “Block number” in the menu.