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Call block is simply when a phone user block incoming calls from specific numbers. This most times include blocking unsolicited calls from robocalls and telemarketers.

There is no need to panic or get angry helplessly if you are getting spammed, stalked, harassed or otherwise by unwanted calls; you can easily block them.

how to block a number
How to block a number on iPhone & Samsung, HTC, LG Phones

There are different ways on how an Android user and iPhone users will block a phone number; so, we would separately explain the steps on how to block a number on the iPhone and how to block a number on an Android as well.

Contents:

1. How to block a number on iPhone
(a) How block a phone number from facetiming you on your iPhone
(b) How to block a number and contact from calling your iPhone AGAIN
2. How to block a number on Android
(a) How to block a phone number on Samsung Phones
(b) How to block a phone number on HTC Phones
(c) How to block a phone number on LG Phones
3. Apps to block a number

HOW TO BLOCK A NUMBER ON iPhone

(a) How block a phone number from facetiming you on your iPhone:

how to block a number
how to block a number

Below are the steps you need to follow to block numbers on your Facetime.

1. Launch the Facetime app on your device’s home screen

2. Scroll down to the recent calls column

3. Find the contact/number you want to block and tap the info button by the name

4. Scroll down totally on the info screen and tap on “Block this Caller” option.

5. A pop up will appear, tap “Block Contact”

Repeat above steps for as many numbers you would like to block.

Also, you can block a phone number from Facetime another way by simply following the steps below:

1. Go to Settings

2. Tap the Facetime button

3. Choose the “Blocked” option

4. Tap “Add new” to add the number that you want to block.

(b) How to block a number and contact from calling your iPhone AGAIN:

It’s easy to block unwanted numbers or contacts from calling you on your iPhone. Just follow the steps below and you won’t have to worry about the number/contact again.

To block a number from calling:

how to block a number
how to block a number

1. Launch the Phone app from the screen of your phone

2. Tap on “Recent Calls” on the bottom

3. Find the number you want to block and tap the “info” button next to the number.

4. Scroll all the way down the info screen and tap on “Block this Caller”

5. Tap “Block Contact” on the pop up confirmation that will appear.

Please repeat steps for as many numbers you would like to block.

And, to block a contact from your iPhone, follow the steps bellow:

how to block a number
how to block a number

1. Launch the settings app from your home screen

2. Scroll down and tap “Phone”

3. In the Phone menu, scroll down and tap “Blocked”

4. No, tap on “Add new” to add a new blocked contact

5. Find the contact you would like to block and tap on their name

Your iPhone will automatically add all the contact phone numbers and email addresses to your blocked list.

HOW TO BLOCK A NUMBER ON ANDROID

We must state that most Android phones have their own way to block specific numbers and there isn’t a generalized method because each manufacturer builds the feature in their own software. Therefore, we will not be able to give you the steps on how to block calls on every Android device out there.

However, we will be able to show you how to block a number on Android explaining how it is done on some of the popular phones and give you an idea. Also, at the end, we will give you a few lists of third party apps used for blocking phone calls on any Android phone.

(a) How to block a phone number on Samsung Phones

Below are the steps to block numbers on Samsung phones;

1. Open the Phone app

2. Tap number you want to block and hit “more” button located on the top right corner.

3. Tap “Add to Auto-Reject List”

Repeat above steps for all numbers you want to block.

(b) How to block a phone number on HTC Phones

Follow the steps below to block numbers on HTC phones.

1. Open the Phone app

2. Tap and hold the phone number

3. Select “Block Contact”

4. Select “OK”

Repeat above steps for all numbers you want to block.

(c) How to block a phone number on LG Phones

The steps to block numbers are quite the same for LG phones as well, but with slight differences.

Steps are:

1. Open the Phone app

2. Tap the 3-dot icon on the top right corner

3. Tap “Call Settings”

4. Tap “Reject Calls”

5. Tao the “plus (+)” button to add the numbers you want to block

Repeat above steps for all numbers you want to block.

APPS FOR BLOCKING PHONE NUMBERS

Don’t be discouraged if your phone doesn’t have an inbuilt call blocking feature, or you find it deficient, there are several apps to choose from the Google Play Store that will help to block numbers.

Some of the best ones to consider are:

1. Truecallerhow to block a number

Truecaller app has a call filter feature also known as the “Block List” that allows you to personally submit unwanted numbers and has a sub-tab for localized top spammers.

Download

2. Numberhow to block a number

Mr. Number is a call blocking app that helps you to block unwanted calls, texts, look up unknown numbers and protect yourself again spammers.

Download

3. Extreme Call Blockerhow to block a number

Extreme call blocker is one of the bestselling call blocking/filtering app in the Android market. It has an extreme privacy tool for calls and texts that gives you the option of either blacklisting a number or just mute the calls for a certain period.

Download

4. Call Controlhow to block a number

Call control call blocking app has over 12 million downloads and comes with preloaded local blacklist that comes from the community reports blocking unwanted calls/texts right out of the box. It also works for landlines.

Download

5. Holaahow to block a number

Holaa call blocking apps helps you identify unknown callers and spammers. Allows you to block incoming calls and search people’s names based on their phone numbers. Also, it integrates with your social accounts.

Download

CONCLUSION

There is absolutely no reason to keep getting spammed or stalked by numbers you can block. Use any of the above steps as it applies to your device or simply download any of the listed apps to help you solve this issue once and for all.

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