Are you tired of getting those spammer calls or calls from weird strangers? Most of us have had the experience of receiving calls from people who wouldn’t want to and we wished there was a way to block calls from a specific phone number. Well, most smart devices come with the ability to block incoming calls so that you will no longer be bothered by that caller. On some Android device, the process to block a phone number is completely straightforward, while on other Android devices you may need to dig deep into your phone settings to block a number. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can block calls on different Android devices. Read along to find out different ways you can use to block calls on your phone.
Block incoming calls on Android
There are several ways you can use to block calls on your Android device.
For Marshmallow or Nougat (Android 6 and 7), open the Dialer and go to the Recent calls tab. Find the number you want to block on the list and select Block/Report Spam. (If you don’t want to report the number as spam, you can uncheck the box.) Then tap Block.
For Lollipop (Android 5), open the Phone app and then go to, Call Settings > Call Rejection > Auto Reject List. Search for the number that you would want to block and you are done.
This is the general method you can use on your Android phone to block incoming calls. But these settings might be a little different on different Android devices. Here is a more specific tutorial for different Android devices.
To block incoming calls on an HTC phone you will need to follow these steps:
- Open the Phone app
- Select Call History
- Tap the number
- Select Block Contact or Block Caller
To block incoming calls on an LG phone you will need to follow these steps:
- open the Phone app
- select Menu
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Call Reject
- Choose Reject Calls From and add numbers
To block incoming calls on an Samsung phone you will need to follow these steps:
- go to the Phone app
- open the Log
- Select a number
- Tap on More
- Navigate to Block settings
There you will be able to select Call Block and Message Block. If the number is in your contacts,
- open the Phone app
- select More
- Click on Settings
- Tap on Call Blocking and add the number or numbers you want to block
Block incoming calls with an Android app
All Android smartphones come with a built-in feature that enables the users to block a phone number. But sometimes this feature appears to be inefficient. If you are looking for a 100 percent effective way to block calls on your android phone, the solution is to use applications which are designed for this purpose. One of the best applications that can be used to block calls on your phone is Truecaller application. This application offers a number of great features along with its call blocking feature and it is the best option if you want to block incoming calls.
Protect your kids from unwanted calls
As an adult, we usually have a better approach to strangers who try to bother us by calling and texting. But our kids or teenagers might not know how to deal with people who bothers them through their phones. The best option in this situation is to use a parental control app that lets parents keep a watchful eye on their kids’ activities on their mobile devices.
One of the best monitoring applications available on the market is Underspy which is perfect for you if you want to keep your kids safe from the potential harms and risks.
Underspy application offers a number of great monitoring features and among them is the ability to block calls on your kid’s phone from specific phone numbers. You can also use Underspy to:
- Record all incoming and outgoing calls
- Track messages on instant messengers such as WhatsApp, Viber, LINE, Telegram, imo, Hike, etc.
- Track GPS location
- View web browser history and block specific websites
- And a lot more
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