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
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
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
Sony 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.