Android phones can be wonderful tools for interaction and staying connected. Keeping in touch with family and friends has become easier and faster thanks to our Android smartphones. But, they allow anyone who has your number to contact you whether you desire the contact or not, including from telemarketers and other people you really just don’t want to talk to. Many Android phone manufacturers include tools to easily block incoming calls from specific numbers. On the other hand, there are some Android Applications to do it for you.
In this guide, learn how to block phone numbers on your Android smartphone.
Block calls on a Samsung phone:
Select the Phone icon on the home screen, tap “More” at the top right, and then tap settings. You’ll find Call blocking or Call rejection listed here and you can manage the number on your Block list or Auto rejection list. You can also set up automatic Call-reject message if you want to.
You can also block numbers from your call log. Open up Phone> Log and tap on a number or contact, then tap More> Block settings and you’ll get the option to turn on Call block and Message block.
To remove a number from the Auto-Reject List, go to Setting, tap “Call settings”, then “All Calls”, and then “Auto Reject”. From there, tap “Auto reject list” to view and manage the existing auto-reject numbers.
Block calls on a LG phone:
In a similar fashion you can create a Call Reject list on LG handsets. To do so tap the Phone icon on the home screen, then tap the three dots in the top right corner. You’ll see a menu appear and from this select Call Settings>Call reject>Reject calls from. Now just tap the Plus icon and you can add the numbers of those who have been bothering you. You can also select any number from your Call Logs or Contact list.
Block calls on a HTC phone:
Tap the Phone icon on the Home Screen. Swipe in from the right to display call history. Press and hold the number you want to block. Tap “Block Contact” in the menu that appears. Then, tap “OK”. Any numbers you select this way will be unable to complete calls to you.
To re-enable calls from a number you’ve set your phone to reject, from your Home Screen tap “Apps”, then “People”. Tap the menu icon (three vertical dots) to the upper right, then tap “Remove block contacts”. Select the numbers you want to enable, tap “Remove”, then tap “Okay”.
Block calls on a Sony phone:
The Xperia Z series doesn’t feature in built call blocking, so you’ll have to use Lollipop solution to block numbers; either download Call Blacklist or send unwanted numbers straight to voicemail. To do this: Tap All apps> Contacts then the name of the contact you want to block (if the number you want to block isn’t already a contact, you’ll have to make it one). Once you’ve the name of the contact, tap the Edit icon, then Menu, then All calls to voicemail.
Block calls on an Oppo phone:
Oppo, a camera phone brand enjoyed by young people around the world, specializes in designing innovative mobile photography technology. To block call on an Oppo phone you have to go in a different way. To add a contact to the blacklist, you can go to Security Settings > Anti-Harassment > Blacklist > Add To Blacklist > Select Contact. To remove from the Blacklist you have to open settings > call > blacklist > delete the blocked number done.
Block calls on an OnePlus 3 phone:
OnePlus 3 is one of the most customizable mobile phone now a days. You can rearrange your phone however you want in an easy way. Call blocking is too much simple and easy here. Just go to setting > Privacy > Blacklist and you can block specific numbers that you don’t want to receive calls or message from. You can set rules for private and unknown numbers via the menu at the bottom right. That’s it!
Using third-party solutions to block calls In Android:
If none of that other options suits you, or you want a more user friendly way of blocking calls on your Android smartphone, then a dedicated app might be your best bet.
Some other manufacturers like Google’s Nexus range only allow you to send callers directly to voicemail, but this isn’t really a solution, especially if you actually use your voicemail. Thankfully, when you can’t block callers from your phone’s OS you can still turn to third- party solutions. If you use anti-virus software on your phone, such as Avast, then you’ll find the feature often included in the service. Otherwise you can download dedicated apps such as True Callers or Mr Number which provide the same kind of solutions as those on the phones listed above.
The above process can vary from mobile phone model to model. How do you block phone numbers? Let me know in the comments below.