There are a number of times when you may want to block a number on your Android phone when you receive unwanted sales calls, as well as things like automated calls or spam calls. You can permanently block these numbers on your Android phone or unblock them at any time.
How to block a number on my android phone?
Blocking a number on your Android device is easy, there are several ways to do it, and the exact method may vary slightly depending on the manufacturer.
The easiest way to block a number on your Android device is from the Phone app on your phone. To do this, open the Phone app and select “More” with three dots and then “Call Log”. You will then see a list of the calls you received and made.
Select the phone number of the call you want to block, and then select Block/report spam. This phone number will now be blocked on your device and you will no longer receive calls from it.
How to unblock a number on Android?
If you blocked a number by mistake or want to unblock a blocked number, it’s easy to do it on your Android smartphone. To unblock a number on an Android device, open the Phone app, then select “More” with three dots, now select “Settings” > “Blocked Numbers”. You will then see a list of phone numbers that have been blocked on your device.
Select the phone number you want to unblock on your Android phone and next to it select “Clear” and then “Unblock”. This phone number is no longer blocked on your phone and you will be able to receive phone calls again.
How to block unknown or hidden numbers on Android?
Sometimes when we receive spam calls or automated calls, the caller hides their number completely, there is an option on your android phone to block all unknown numbers.
To block all unknown phone numbers on your Android device select and open the Phone app, now select Advanced with three dots and go to Settings > Blocked Numbers, now select the Unknown option and turn it on.
After enabling this setting, you will no longer receive calls from unknown phone numbers, this setting can always be turned off again by following the steps above.
We hope you find this guide helpful and hope it helps you stop and reduce unwanted phone calls and spam on your Android device. If you have any questions please leave a comment below. You can find more information about blocking unwanted calls on Android on the Google website.
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