Android Smartphone has really been one of the main devices for allowing to keep in contact with your loved ones, friends and family.
But it’s not all rainbows and sunshine all the time and sometimes some may annoy you or all the person who has your number are not the people you cherish and love. There are annoying strangers, spammers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers. Whatever your reasons, if you don’t want to suffer from these, you can simply just— go ahead and block them!
You may not know how to block them (Exactly the Reason why you are here). So, in this guide or tutorial, it will teach you How to Block a Phone Number on Your Android Phone.
You see, blocking a call on an iPhone is quite easy and very simple too when compared to Android Smartphone because depending on the manufacturer there are a few different methods to block calls on Android smartphones.
For some Android devices, You may not need an app to block incoming calls while for some it may be required.
Based on device and manufacturer type, here are the ways to block an incoming call from top Android Manufacturer brands.
How to block calls on Samsung phones
Samsung is one of the largest contributors in the Android phones industry and to be quite frank, you may be using one too right now. It’s not that hard to get rid of those pesky annoying callers. Here is how you do that-
- Open your Samsung Phone app.
- Next, Select the number which you wanna block and simply hit “More” (which is located just on the top-right corner).
- Now, Select the “Add to Auto-Reject List.”
- If you want to remove the number from the Block list or want to edit the number, go to the Settings — Call Settings — All Calls — Auto Reject.
How to block calls on HTC phones
Same as the Samsung phone, it is quite easy to block calls on your HTC devices too. Let’s show you how.
- First thing, Open your HTC Phone app.
- Simply Press and hold the phone number which you wanna block.
- Next, A pop up will appear and then Select the “Block Contact.”
- Next, Select “OK.”
- In case you wanna remove or edit later, go to the blocked list on the People app.
How to block calls on LG phones
The process of blocking call is quite straight forward and similar to the other ones too but it has a slight difference. If you own an LG phone, Here is how you do it-
- Firstly, Open your LG Phone app.
- Tap on the three-dot icon (which you can find on the top-right corner).
- Next, simply Select the “Call Settings” and also the “Reject Calls.”
- Lastly, Tap on the “+” button to add the numbers of which you wanna block.
How to block calls on Honor and Huawei phones
Huawei has made themselves a name on the Android Smartphone industry in the last few couple years especially in the European and Asian market. But as of now, Huawei may not have a big name in the U.S. Anyway, if you wanna block a number on your Honor and Huawei devices.
It is quite simple and takes only some few clicks-
- First of all, go to your Dialer app.
- Next, find the number which you wanna block. When you find it Tap and hold the number.
- A pop up will appear, select the “Block contact” and it is set.
Third-party apps for blocking phone calls
Unfortunately for some Android Smartphone, the in-built call-blocking feature are lacking by default. So you might be wondering if it is possible to block calls one way or another.
Not to worry, luckily you can choose from the hundreds or even thousands of third-party call blocking app from the Google Play Store.
Here are a few solid options.
1. Should I Answer?
Unlike other call blockers, Should I Answer can block a specific number or all the phone numbers except those in your contact list.
They have an extensive database of known scammer, telemarketer, and premium rate numbers.
This is how it works- For example, you get an unknown caller on your Phone, what Should I answer app does is that it will show you a brief description and also the user reviews for that incoming number. Also, you can leave your own review too or add the number to a private block list.
It also has the feature to automatically filter calls from premium numbers, hidden numbers, foreign countries. You also have the option to filter calls from below a certain review threshold. And the best part is that it works offline too and it will save a small copy of your rating database locally.
2. Mr. Number
Another third-party call blocking Android app worth mentioning is the Mr. Number
It will allow you to block calls from unwanted numbers and helps keep your phone free from spam.
If you wanna block texts too, no need to look for another app as Mr. Number not only block calls but also text too.
You can filter your block calls just from a single individual number to even area code. You can also block the call from an entire country too. The best part is that it is Ad-free.
3. Call Blacklist
Calls Blacklist is a very simple looking call blocking App. You just have to create a list of all the contacts that you wanna block and that’s it. It will block the call from all the numbers you added in the list. You can get the ad-free premium version just for $2.
Her is how it works-
- Open the app
- Next, add the phone number which you wanna block to the Blacklist tab.
- You can also add the number via your Contacts, call logs, messages log, or manually.
4. Call Blocker
If you didn’t find the above three fit your needs. Then you might like this one. This is really a handy call blocker app.
This app works pretty much the same as the Mr. Number app and the other call blocking apps. It even has a Call Reminder feature that will help you to identify unknown numbers. There is also a Whitelist option for storing numbers that can always reach you.
It is free for the basic version and it contains ad but If you upgrade to the premium version, you not only enjoy ad-free version but also get features such as Private Space that you can securely store your private SMS and call logs too
Contacting Your Carrier
You can also block calls through your mobile carrier. You can get this service for free if you use Verizon and Sprint too.
However, it comes with a limitation- for instance With Verizon, you can block up to five lines and you’ll have to reblock lines every 90 days. But you can pay $5 per month where they allow you to block up to 20 contacts through the Verizon Smart Family, or there is a Call Filter at just $3 per month.
T-Mobile also offers number blocking through the Family Allowances service for just $5 per month.
AT&T has their own version of a call block app called the AT&T Call Protect app. But if you upgrade to the premium version called the AT&T Call Protect Plus, you can get more features and options but it will charge you $4 per month.
Some of the security and antivirus apps also allow you to block calls too. But sometimes some apps might be in conflict with them.
So take the time to read reviews and do your homework carefully before opting for an alternative.
An example is the Avast Mobile Security which have the feature to filter out calls and even SMS messages too from specific contacts.
Hopefully, this guide helped you to block a phone number — if you have any other suggestions or if not, make sure to reach out in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out!