How to Block Unwanted Calls on Android

Tired of calls from strangers or telemarketers at the inopportune time and want to learn how to block unwanted calls in Android. Then read on.

There are different ways to block unwanted calls on Android smartphones. Blessed, nowadays there’s no shortage of ways to block calls on your Android smartphone.

Here, in this article, we will take a look at how to Block Unwanted Calls using your phone’s native features, and will also suggest Android apps that are worth to consider. 

Blocking Unwanted Calls on Android Phone

The methods will vary slightly based on your device model, manufacturer and the version of Android. There is no universal path for Blocking Unwanted calls on Android, and it’s a feature that older versions of Android forget to add. We can’t go into detail about the steps for blocking unwanted calls on every single smartphone, but we will give you an idea of how it’s done with the most popular devices.

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Blocking Calls on Google’s Pixel Series

People with phones like the Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL that runs a stock version of Android later than 6.0 Marshmallow, can easily block a call directly from the Phone app.

Method 1: From the Google phone app

Step 1: Go to Google phone app

Step 2: Click the More options icon (3 dots vertically) next to the microphone.

Step 3: Select Settings > Call Blocking or Blocked numbers. Add the number you want to block. You can also block the number from Call history or Recent calls. Go to call history and recent calls and click the number you want to block

Step 4: Tap Block. Here, you can also Report call as spam as well.

Method 2: From the Android Messages app

Step 1: Long press contact which you want to block from the Messages app.

Step 2: Click the Block icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 1: You can also click the More Options icon next to the magnifying glass.

Step 2: Tap Settings > Call blocking or Blocked contacts

Step 3: Add the number to block.

How to block calls on Samsung phones

A lot of people have Samsung phone these days. After all, Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of the smartphone in the world and most of Samsung smartphones run Android. Want to get rid of pesky callers? Here is how:

Step 1: Go to the Samsung Phone app.

Step 2: Tap the number you want to block and hit “More” on the right side.

Step 3: Click on Block

Step 4: Confirm that the number would be blocked from further messages and calls. Check Screenshots

How to block calls on LG phones

We’ll show you how to block unwanted calls in the LG phone. The process is similar to the other manufacturer on the list, but slight differences exist. Let’s show you.

Step 1: Go to the Phone app; navigate to the Call logs tab.

Step 2: Click the 3 dots icon (top-right corner).

Step 3: Tap “Call Settings.”

Step 4: Tap  “Reject Calls.”

Step 5: Click the “+” button to add the numbers that you want to block.

Step 6: Tap New Number, You can also tap contacts to choose a number from your contacts, or Call logs.

Step 7: Tap the number in the text field and number will be blocked.

For LG handsets, LG G8 ThinQ.

Step 1: Go to the Phone app and navigate to the Call logs tab.

Step 2: Click the number you want to block

Step 3: Click the 3-dot menu (upper-right corner).

Step 4: Tap Block number from the drop-down menu.

To review, add, or remove numbers from

Step 1: Go to the Phone app, navigating to the Call logs tab,

Step 2: Tap the 3-dot menu (upper-right corner)

Step 3: Tap Call blocking & Decline with message > Blocked numbers.

How to block calls on HTC phones

Blocking unwanted calls on HTC devices is super simple. Here’s we go:

Step 1: Go to Phone app on your Home Screen.

Step 2: Navigate to Call History.

Step 3: Long Press the phone number which you want to block.

Step 4: Tap  “Block Contact. Or Block Caller” and confirm.

Unblock a number on HTC

Step 1: Open People app and Open Settings.

Step 2: Select “Blocked Contacts” from the settings menu.

Step 3: It lets you review and remove the blocked numbers from the list. Check screenshots.

How to block calls on Huawei phones

You might not hear about Huawei, but it’s the second largest phone maker in the world. The company doing great in Asian and Europe. Blocking calls on Huawei and Honor phones is simple, fast and easy, the process only takes a few seconds.

Step 1: Go to Dialer app

Step 2: Click and press number to block.

Step 3: Click “Block contact”.

BLOCKING CALLS ON OTHER STOCK ANDROID PHONES

From the call log

Step 1: Select the number to block

Step 2: Tap More or the 3-dot menu icon (upper-right corner)

Step 3: Select Add to reject list.

Step 4: This will block specific numbers.

From your contacts list

Step 1: Pull up your contacts, Tap the contact you’d like to block,

Step 2: Tap the little button (looks like a pencil.) in the right-hand corner.

Step 3: Tap the 3-dot menu icon

Step 4: Tick the box besides All Calls to Voicemail. Now contact’s calls are directed to your carrier’s voice inbox.

From the settings menu

Step 1: Pull up the contact list by selecting the phone icon.

Step 2: Tap the 3-dot menu.

Step 3: Tap Settings -> Call -> Call Rejection -> Auto Reject List -> Create.

Step 4: A search box will appear. Add the phone number or name of the person you want to block, and presto, that it will be added to the Auto Reject List.

Use Special App to Block Numbers on Android

If none of the above options works for you and you want a user-friendly way of blocking calls, a third-party app may be the best solution.

You can select one from the Google Play Store. Few of the popular ones are Should I Answer? , Mr. Number, and Call Blocker. But we advise you to read privacy policies before you select free call blocking apps, as they collect and potentially share a lot of information.

Here are few solid options.

Should I Answer?

Should I Answer is not an average call blocker, it will block specific numbers or all phone numbers omitting your contact list. On a phone call, Should I Answer display a brief description and user reviews of the incoming number and an option to leave a rating or add the number to a private block list? It automatically filters calls from hidden numbers, foreign countries, premium numbers, and numbers below a certain review threshold. The app saves a copy of the rating database.

Mr. Number

Mr. Number- an ad-free and free Android app. It allows you to block unwanted calls and texts. The app protects your smartphone from spam by allowing you to block calls from people as well as businesses. Mr. Number will let you block unwanted calls from individual numbers, an area code, and even an entire country. You can block private and unknown numbers by diverting them to voicemail. By report spam calls you can warn others about the number those are using the app. download it, if you want to give it a try.

Call Blocker Free

Another Call blocker app that you want to try is the free and ad-supported Call Blocker. For ad-free version subscribe to the paid app and enjoy premium features-Private Space to securely store private SMS and call logs.

The app works the same as Mr. Number and other call blocking apps. It will block unwanted and spam calls, and a Call Reminder feature helps you identify unknown numbers. Hit the link to download

Hopefully, the article explains how to block a phone number — if not, reach out in the comment section and we’ll help you out!

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How to Block Unwanted Calls on Android

by Mohit Sehgal time to read: 5 min