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How to Block Phone Numbers on Android: 3 Painless Methods

There are various reasons one would want to block a phone number. Perhaps you’re tired of calls from sales and marketing organizations. Or maybe the spam is simply killing you. When blocking phone numbers becomes a necessity, let us help you with these 3 simple methods.

Please note that some phones might have slightly different steps to follow – but they should be really similar to what we present here.

Method 1 – How to block numbers using built-in settings

1. How to block a phone number on Stock Android smartphone

What phones use Stock Android?

  • ASUS – ASUS ROG, Zenfone 5Z, Zenfone M1, Zenfone M1, Zenfone Z2, Zenfone Max M1, Zenfone Max M2, Zenfone Lite 1 are just some of the phones from ASUS with pure Android
  • Nokia – Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 8.1 and 8, Nokia 7 Plus and 7.1, Nokia 6, 6.1 and 6.1 Plus, Nokia 5.1 Plus all use Android One
  • Motorola – Moto G7, Moto G6, Motorola One – use Stock Android with slight variations
  • Xiaomi – Mi A2, Mi A1, Phocophone F1, Redmi Go – have Android One with some additions
  • Google – Infinix Note 5, the Pixel series and the Nexus devices.

Now that you know if your phone has Stock Android, let’s follow these simple steps together

Method 1.1

Go to the Phone App and long press the number you want to block.

Phone App
Phone app on the Home Screen

Select Block.

List of options for phone numbers
List of options when you long press the number

Method 1.2

  • Go to Settings and select Call Blocking.
Settings on stock android
List of settings
  • Add the numbers you want to block.
Blocklist on stock android
Blocklist Settings

*For the Xiaomi phones you’ll have to go to Settings -> System Apps -> Call Settings -> Blocklist.

2. How to block a phone number on Samsung Phone

  • Go to the Phone App.
  • Select the number you want to block and press “More”.
  • Select “Add to Auto-Reject List”.

Bonus – If you need to remove a number from the blocklist, Check out these 2 methods for How to Unblock a Number on Samsung Phones!

3. How to block a phone number on LG Phone

  • Go to the Phone App.
  • Press the 3 dot Icon.
  • Go to Call Settings and select Reject Calls.
  • Tap the “+” button and add the number.

4. How to block a phone number on HTC Phone

  • Go to the Dialer App.
  • Press and hold the phone number.
  • Select Block Contact and then press OK.

You can remove a blocked contact with the People app.

Method 2 – How to block a phone number using 3rd party apps

1. How to block phone numbers with Mr. Number

Go to Google Play store and Install the app.

Mr Number App
Mr. Number in Google Play store
Google Play download button

Read and Accept Terms and Conditions, then press “Get Started”.

Terms and Conditions on Mr. Number
Terms and Conditions on Mr. Number

Press Block List then the “+” to add numbers.

The Blocklist on Mr. Number
The Blocklist on Mr. Number

2. How to block phone numbers with Call Blocker

Go to Google Play store and install the app.

Call Blocker on Google Playstore
Call Blocker on Google Play store
Google Play download button

Go to Blacklist and press “+” to add numbers.

Adding numbers on Call Blocker
Adding numbers on Call Blocker

3. How to block phone numbers with Calls Blacklist

Go to Google Play store and install the app.

Calls Blacklist on Google Play store
Calls Blacklist on Google Play store
Google Play download button

Go to Blacklist, select what you want to block (Calls, SMS or both) and press the “+” to add numbers.

Blacklist on Calls Blacklist
Blacklist on Calls Blacklist

4. How to block phone numbers with Should I Answer?

Go to Google Play store and install the app.

Should I Answer? on Google Play store
Should I Answer? on Google Play store
Google Play download button

Read and accept Terms and Conditions, then press Continue and give the necessary permissions.

Terms and Conditions on Should I Answer?
Terms and Conditions on Should I Answer?

Swipe left (Go to Your Ratings) and press “+” to add numbers. You can also give ratings, nicknames, and commentaries to your contacts.

Options for Should I Answer?
Options for Should I Answer?

Method 3 – How to block a phone number using Options from U.S carriers (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint)

1. Verizon

Method 3.1.1 – Through your Desktop

  • Sign in to My Verizon and go to the Blocks page, then select the lines you want to block calls on if you have more than one.
  • Click Block Calls&Messages. Enter the number you want to block and click Save.

Method 3.1.2 – Through the Verizon App

  • Open the app and tap the Navigation Menu.
  • Tap Devices.
  • Tap Manage, and then Controls.
  • Tap Call & Message Blocking and then enter your password.
  • Tap Add Number, then enter the number you want to block.
  • Tap Block Number.

2. AT&T

  • Open the AT&T app and enter your number.
  • Tap Continue and enter the 6-digit pin that you were texted.
  • Tap Verify and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  • Manage the numbers in your block list on the page that pops up.

3. Sprint

Method 3.3.1 – Through Desktop

  • Sign into your account and click My Preferences.
  • Check under Limitation and Permissions and click Block Voice.
  • Select the number you want to block and choose from the blocking preferences available.
  • Enter the number you want to block.
  • Click Add Number and then Save.

Method 3.3.2 – My Spring App

  • Open the App and go to Settings.
  • Tap Call+SMS Filter.
  • Turn Block Calls on.
  • Find the number you want to block and tap and hold until new options appear.
  • Tap Block Number and then OK.

Method 3.3.3 – Do Not Call Registry

  • Go to the WebSite or call 888-382-122.
  • The number you added will be blocked within 24 hours. However, it could take up to 31 days for the calls to stop.

If you want to know more about this subject, we suggest you read this list of Best Android Call/Text Blockers!


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Tips, Warnings, and Disclaimers

  • Be careful with 3rd party apps, ar they have access to your contacts and data, and usually, require additional permissions.
  • Most 3rd party apps have to run in the background to work, so you might need to disable your battery saver.
  • Make sure your Android OS is up to date, as many old versions don’t support call blocking.

Must read: Every Android Secret Codes: Including Samsung, Huawei, & HTC.

Blocking numbers on an Android phone? A piece of cake!

Whether you want to keep it simple and use your phones’ built-in options, go for a third party app to make things easier or what that phone number permanently blocked and go to your carrier, one of those three methods is sure to have solved your problem!

Which method do you think is the best? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 Comments

  1. I am looking for an app that will send unwanted calls to voicemail without them hearing the phone ring once or twice just voicemail as if my phone was turned off.

  2. I know this post is 2 years old, but I’ve been looking everywhere to no avail. Is there a way to block an amount of numbers, specifically less than ten? I’ve been getting 4 digit number calls. I’m aware that they’re coming through spoofing software, but I’d like to be able to block them based on the amount of numbers used, not even by what the numbers are. Is there a way to do this?

    Thanks.

  3. Is there any blocking app that has an “answer hangup” mode that can also play a custom message for the caller? I have recorded a message that I want blocked callers to hear, but have not been able to find an app that can do it.

    1. Hi Jorabi,
      I don´t think there is an app that does that since in order for them to hear a message the call has to be accepted. Thanks for commenting. =-)

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