How to unblock a number on Samsung phones: 2 methods

I hope we can all agree when I say that…

Some people can be way too annoying. These are the people who constantly spam our inboxes with nonsense or call us nonstop to get our attention.

Now:

They could be the suppliers that constantly are doing a follow-up, telemarketers, scammers, or even an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend who just can’t get over a break-up. Yikes!

It can get to a point where we’re fed up and actually block them from our phone list. But hey, that’s understandable!

But…there might come a time when you want to unblock them and be in touch again.

But the big question is…

When you have already put them on your block list, how do you unblock them?

As always, we got you covered!

We have already shown you how to unblock a phone number on Android. In this post, we will show you how to unblock a number, particularly if you are a Samsung user.

How to Unblock Phone Numbers Directly Stored on Your Phone

If you have blocked the person’s phone number manually, it should show on your phone’s Blocked List. You can unblock them by accessing that list and removing them manually.

A. How to unblock a number on Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

Samsung S9
Samsung S9

Method 1:

  1. On the Home Screen, select the Phone icon.
  2. Tap Menu (this is the 3 vertical dots on the upper right hand of your screen)
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Block Numbers. You will be able to see all the blocked numbers on the screen.
  5. Select the number that you wish to unblock by tapping the minus (-) sign beside it.

Method 2:

  1. Select the Contacts icon on the Home Screen
  2. Locate the name of the contact that you want to unblock
  3. Tap the small i button
  4. Tap the 3 vertical dots
  5. Select unblock

Method 3:

If the contact called you and you still have the number on your recent call list, you can:

  1. Select the Phone icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Locate the contact.
  3. Press it once
  4. Tap the small i button
  5. Tap the 3 vertical dots.
  6. Select unblock.

B. How to unblock a number on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+

Samsung S8
Samsung S8

The methods are similar to S9, however, the interface is not the same.

  1. Tap the Phone icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap the 3 vertical dots.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Blocked Numbers
  5. Locate the contact that you wish to unblock and tap the minus (-) sign beside it.

C. How to unblock a number on Samsung Galaxy S7 and S6

Samsung S7 and S6 Side by Side
Samsung S7 and Samsung S6
  1. Tap the Phone icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Select Contacts.
  3. Select More on the upper left screen.
  4. Tap on Settings.
  5. Choose Call Blocking (for S7) or Call Rejection (for S6)
  6. Select Block List (for S7) or Call Rejection (for S6).
  7. For S6 users, select Auto Reject.
  8. Locate the contact that you wish to unblock and tap the minus (-) sign beside it.

D. How to unblock a number on Samsung DUOS

Samsung Duos
Samsung Duos
  1. Tap the Phone icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Select Menu>Settings>Call>Call Rejection>Auto Reject
  3. Select the phone number of a person
  4. Tap on Auto Reject

E. How to unblock a number on Samsung Core Prime

Samsung Core Prime
Samsung Core Prime
  1. Select Contacts from the Home Screen.
  2. Select Menu>Settings>Call>Call Rejection
  3. Select Auto Reject.
  4. Select Menu.
  5. Select Delete
  6. Locate the contact that you wish to unblock and select Delete.

F. How to unblock a number on Samsung J7

  1. Select the Phone Icon from the Home Screen.
  2. Go to Menu>Settings
  3. Select Blocked Numbers
  4. Locate the contact that you wish to unblock and select the minus (-) sign beside the contact.

Generally, you can use both the Phone icon or the Contacts icon to access your blocked list. You just have to be patient in locating it depending on your Samsung phone’s model.

How to Unblock Phone Numbers That You Blocked Using an App

If you have blocked contact from an app, you can unblock them from the app itself. Say, for example, you blocked somebody from Whatsapp, you can find your Blocked list by:

  1. Open Whatsapp
  2. Go to Settings>Account>Privacy>Blocked
  3. Choose the contact that you wish to unblock
  4. Scroll down to Unblock Contact.

You can typically locate the Block list on the Settings>Privacy Settings of that Android app. To further learn how to unblock a contact from an application that you’ve used, this article will provide you with several applications that you can download on the Play store to help you control who can and cannot contact you.

FAQs

Can I just block a number on my phone?

Of course, you can! You can block any number anytime.

Will blocking a number inform them that I blocked them?

Relax! Your device will not inform the blocked number that you blocked them. You will just stop receiving calls and messages from them.

Is there a limit on how many numbers I can block on my phone?

The blocking limit varies from phone to phone. Some devices allow you to block as many numbers as your heart desires while other devices might have its limitations.


Wrapping It Up

No one will judge you if you decide to block a certain person from contacting you, for whatever reason you choose. Sometimes people want to block business calls whenever they leave the office but will want to be back in the loop the next morning. It can be very useful to know how to block as well as unblock your phone!

Have you tried the steps enumerated above? Do you know any other steps? Share them in the comment section below.

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2 Comments

  1. What if I have some how hidden my own caller id on my Galaxy s8 edge? I have no idea how I did it, but I show up as unknown to everyone. And it isn’t listed as a blocked number on my phone
    🙂

  2. is all phone blocked not only one or two numbers they say unblock using 2 fingers to open nothing happen doing that is samsungg android galaxi sx20 please help thanks

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