How to Permanently Block a Number (android)

Block Numbers Made Easy: Step-by-Step Tutorial for All Smartphones ( Ultimate Smartphone Hacks )
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Are you looking for steps to Block calls or phone numbers on your smartphone?

Then here’s the step-by-step procedure to Block the EVIL contacts whose calls you don’t want to receive. 

Understanding Android Blocking Features: Picture this: You’ve just upgraded to the latest Android device and wonder, “Can I really block numbers on this thing?” Absolutely! Android has got your back, my friend. Whether it’s the built-in blocking options that come with your phone or some third-party apps, we’ll explore the ins and outs of each method, making sure you find the perfect fit for your needs.

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So, Let’s dive into the Tutorial so as not to let anyone annoy you!

Block Number on Any Android

Below is the method to block the number from their phone.

Nowadays, the majority of smartphones have phones by Google. This Tutorial is not only for that but for other devices too.

1. Open the phone app.

Phone by google app

The First iPhone was the phone app used to dial numbers or make calls.

2. Tap on the three dots.

Phone by google settings

At this point, tap on the contacts from the bottom.

3. Get into the additional menu to block numbers.

Blocked Numbers section

Now tap on the three dots, then tap on ‘Block Numbers’

4. Tap on the number ‘Add a Phone Number”.

add a phone number to block

5. Enter the number and Tap block.

add number to block calls and sms

At last, tap on the ‘Block’ to completely block the number.

Here’s how to block numbers on a phone dialer app (Samsung devices):

  1. Open the phone dialer app on your device.
  2. Look for the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner and tap on it.
  3. From the menu that appears, select ‘Block Numbers.’
  4. You can tap on the plus icon (+) or select from recent calls or contacts.
  5. Browse through the list and select the specific number you want to block

1. Open the Phone App > Tap on three dots.

phone app settings Samsung

2. Add a Number to Block calls

Samsung block number and calls
  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Tap on the System app settings.
  3. Phone>Rejection.
  4. Select the Block blocklist numbers.
  5. Click “Add” to add the contacts or numbers to Blacklist.

And then, following the above will block the calls and messages from the contacts.

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap on the “i” icon next to the caller’s name or number
  3. Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller.” 
  4. Tap “Block Contact”

If you have a Xiaomi smartphone and want to block numbers, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Phone app on your Xiaomi device.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Select Settings from the menu that appears.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Call settings.
  5. Look for the Blocklist option and tap on it.
  6. Tap the Add button or the Plus icon to add a number to the block list.
  7. Enter the phone number you want to block and tap the checkmark or Save button.

That’s it! The number you entered will now be blocked on your Xiaomi device, and you won’t receive calls or messages from that number.

  1. From the Home screen, tap Phone  (lower-left).
    1. If unavailable, swipe up from the Home screen to access all apps and tap Phone.
  2. From the Favorites tab (lower-left), tap on three dots.
  3. Then select the settings > Blocked Numbers.
  4. Tap on Add a number to Block, then enter the number.

From the Home screen, tap Phone (lower-left). From the Favorites tab (lower-left), tap on three dots. Then select the settings > Blocked Numbers. Tap on Add a number to Block, then enter the number.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Then tap on the three dots on the top right.
  3. Select the settings 
  4. In settings, Tap on Blocked Numbers.
  5. Now add a number to the Block call list.


Managing Blocked Numbers: How to view and edit blocked numbers

  • Open the Android settings.
  • Find the “Call blocking” or “Blocked numbers” section.
  • Review the list of blocked numbers.
  • Edit or remove any numbers as needed.

Unblocking previously blocked numbers

  • Access the blocked numbers list.
  • Locate the contact you want to unblock.
  • Tap on the contact and select “Unblock” or “Remove from block list.”

Monitoring and reporting spam calls and messages

  • Pay attention to suspicious or recurring calls and messages.
  • Use the reporting options provided by your phone’s native features or blocking app to report spam.

These steps can be applied to every smartphone, including the popular ones.

To Block calls, it’s essential to use the phone’s dialer or the contact apps. In all, the phone’s procedure is quite similar.

Even, This era’s smartphones have the Phone by Google preinstalled. This means the steps we showed you could apply to the devices using the phone by Google apps.

Conclusion

Our guide helps you block calls and phone numbers on any smartphone, regardless of whether you have an Android or iPhone. We give step-by-step instructions for different smartphone models and stress the importance of managing and unblocking previously blocked numbers.

We also show you how to monitor and report spam calls and messages. With this knowledge, you can create a more peaceful communication experience and stay in control of your contacts. Enjoy uninterrupted phone usage!

That’s all for the tutorial. I hope you find it useful. Today I showed you how to block calls or numbers so you won’t receive calls or texts next time. 

However, it will notify you that a blocked number just called you.

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Kunal Kashyap
Kunal Kashyap

I'm Kunal Kashyap, and I've been immersed in the world of technology for several years now. My journey began back in 2017 when I started creating YouTube videos covering topics like Android, apps, games, and solutions to common tech issues. Today, I've transitioned into the role of a blogger, and you can find my informative guides on backdroid.com. I take pride in simplifying complex tech concepts, making them accessible to everyone. Whether you're a tech novice or an expert, my tutorials are designed to help you troubleshoot problems with your Android device, apps, or games in a clear and straightforward manner. If you'd like to see some of my recent posts, check out my LinkedIn activity.

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