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Block or unblock a phone number

Block or unblock a phone number

If you do not want to receive calls from a specific phone number, you can block them. When the number tries to call you, the phone automatically rejects the call.

Note! Some of these steps only work in Android 6.0 or later. 

Find out which version of Android you have.

Block a phone number

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Touch More More followed by Call History.
  3. Tap a call from the number you want to block.
  4. Tap Block/report spam.

Tip! If visual voicemail is activated, a voicemail from a blocked number is not possible.  Learn more about enabling visual voicemail.

Block unknown numbers

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Touch More.
  3. Touch Settingsfollowed by Blocked Numbers.
  4. Activate Unknown.

Then calls from secret or unidentified numbers are blocked. Calls from phone numbers that are not among your contacts are still coming up. 

Unblock a number

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Touch More.
  3. Touch Settings followed by Blocked Numbers.
  4. Press Clear next to the number you want to unblock followed by Unblock.

Tip! Calls you received from this phone number while it was blocked are not displayed in the call history.

Eleena Wills
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