How to Easily Block Calls on Android

How to Easily Block Calls on Android

Maybe you’ve got a crazy ex-girlfriend. Or maybe you keep getting calls from one annoying telemarketer.

But whatever the reason may be, you need to learn how to block calls on Android. Today, we’re going to show you how to easily do that in just a few steps.

Stock Android does not have a call blocking feature

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For whatever reason, stock versions of Android do not have the ability to block a call. Instead, what they do have is the ability to send all calls from a certain number immediately to voicemail. That’s basically the same as blocking, right?

Step 1) Add the unwanted number to your Contacts book if you haven’t already done so

Step 2) Open that contact’s page and tap the ‘Edit’ button, which is the three vertical dots

Step 3) tap All Calls to voicemail

From now on, all incoming calls from that contact will be sent directly to voicemail. That will show them!

Some Androids have call blocking

Samsung

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Many Androids do have call blocking, which makes things easier. Samsung Android devices, for example, make it easy to block unwanted numbers.

Step 1) Go to your Contacts page and select the contact you want to block

Step 2) Click the settings button

Step 3) Tap the “Add to Reject list” button

Step 4) That contact and all associated numbers will be added to your reject list, which means the call will be rejected

Step 5) You can manage your call reject settings from your Phone’s settings menu. Go to your Phone app, tap settings, and then tap Call Settings. From here, you can perform a number of reject related tasks, like:

-Edit your list of rejected callers

-Force all Unknown numbers to be rejected

-Create and edit ‘reject’ messages to unwanted callers to explain why you rejected them

Sony and HTC

call blocking apps androidSony and HTC devices each have call blocking features which can be found in the Call settings menu. Simply go there and then choose ‘Add number’ or ‘Choose from contacts’.

Third party apps

If you don’t have a Sony, HTC, or Samsung device but really want call blocking features, then there are some apps to download. Check out Mr. Number, for example, a free app that lets you hang up and send voicemails, among other things.

You can also check out Advanced Call Blocker & Tools or the aptly titled Call Blocker. All of these apps basically do the same job: prevent weirdos from calling you at any time of the day or night.