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How to Block Phone Calls on Android Phone

Android phone have become our life easier. But there is one big headache of unwanted calls, spammers, strangers, and telemarketers which often makes your lives miserable. Blocking them would be a good idea. How will you do that? Read this post.

Built-In Call Blocking Features

Most Android phones offer a native way to block specific numbers. Other phones have specific ways for achieving this goal. It is not possible to discuss specific tips, but we will share some more popular techniques.

Stock Android

If you have stock Android handset smartphone such as Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X? you can easily do this. You just need to open your Phone app, go to recent calls, long press the desired number and select “Block number”.

Another way to do this is to open the Phone app, tapping on the 3-dot menu icon, select “Settings”. From the menu, and hit “Call blocking” of the desired number.

Some Carriers Make It Easier

If you really want to block a particular caller, some carriers allow you to achieve this on the service level. All 4 major carriers in the USA (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) provide this service.

However, there is a limitation to this feature such as Verizon only allows up to 5 blocked numbers per line. AT&T also provides this feature but it varies from device to devices.

How to Block Calls on Samsung Phones

If you are a proud owner of Samsung phones. This is how you can do this :

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Choose the desired number you want to block and hit “More” (located on the top-right corner).
  • Select “Add to Auto-Reject List”.
  • Remove or make more edits, go to Settings > Call Settings > All Calls > Auto Reject.

How to Block Calls on LG Phones

The process is very similar with LG phones, but there are slight differences. Here we go:

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap the 3-dot icon which is on the top-right corner.
  • Now choose the Call Settings.
  • Select “Reject Calls”.
  • Finally tap the ‘+’ button and add the desired number you want to block.

How to Block a Call on HTC Phone

Here is how you can do it:

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Press and hold the unwanted phone number you want to block.
  • Choose the “Block Contact” option.
  • Choose“OK”.

  Third-party apps for blocking phone calls

If your Android phone does not have this feature, don’t worry. You can still do this with the help of third party app.  Mr. Number app, Call Blocker app, and Calls Blacklist app can solve your aim. The Mr. Number app is very popular third party call blocker app which also protects your phone from spam   and unwanted calls. Here is how you can use this:

  • Download, install, and launch the app. Tap OK to continue.
  • Now verify your country. Select your country with your country code, enter your phone number.
  • Tap OK.
  • Now tap the “No” at the upper-right portion of the screen in order to access the block list. You are done now.

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