How to Block a Number on Android

Eliminate your unwanted calls.
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If you're burdened by unwanted calls, you may want to block them. Thankfully, Android users have plenty of options. All of these methods are effective. It's hard to say which is best, it really depends on your personal preference and what you need to block.

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If you're updated to the latest version of Android, you can block specific numbers from within the device settings.

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Go to Recent.
  3. Select a call to/from the phone number you want to block.
  4. Choose Block / report spam.
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You can also block a number directly from your phone carrier. This would ensure the call never reaches your phone. Here's a list of major carriers to get you started:

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Block number Samsung Android

Some manufacturers will apply their own features on top of the base Android software. This gives their devices unique properties that aren't otherwise found on standard Android devices. Here are a few common carriers and how to block a call with their devices. If yours isn't listed, search online for steps that match your phone model.

LG

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Go to Call Settings from the upper right menu.
  3. Choose Reject Calls.
  4. Add the number you want to block using the + sign.

Huawei / Honor

  1. Open the Dialer app.
  2. Find the number you want to block.
  3. Press and hold the number and choose Block contact.

HTC

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap and hold the number you want to block.
  3. Choose Block Contact then OK.

Samsung

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Find a call from the number you want to block.
  3. Open the menu in the upper right and choose Add to Auto-Reject List.
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If all else fails, you can always find an app to help manage your blocked numbers. There are a few apps on the Play store that might do the trick if you're not able to get any of the above methods to work.

  • Calls Blacklist - Call Blocker - This app is great if you want to block more than just calls, it lets you create and manage a blacklist that also applies to SMS messages.
  • Call Blocker - This app lets you manage a custom blacklist of unwanted callers.
  • Hiya - This app is designed to block unwanted calls and SMS messages.
  • Mr. Number - This app is marketed towards unwanted spam calls. But you can use it to block any number.