Calls from unwanted phone numbers is an increasing problem for many Android users. Whether it is marketing, sales, or just people you do not like, having your smartphone ring at all hours only to find these unwanted interrupters making your day worse, is no fun at all.

Rest assured, there’re easy ways to block unwanted phone calls on Android handsets. However, finding the right path to block such calls can take a while. Some manufacturers have the blacklist features buried deep in the phone settings. Even worse, some of the older handsets may not deliver the native call blocking features at all.

Luckily, there are a few ways to block unwanted calls from your Android handsets. Here is the guide to blocking calls and even text messages on your smartphone.

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Block calls on Android using built-in features

Most smartphones have a native way to block unwanted calls or numbers. There is no a generalized way to access the features since manufacturers tend to customize them into their own software skins.

The procedures can be unique on your device, as it varies from phone to phone. We cannot go into detail on how to block numbers on every single device out there, but we can give tips and show you how it is done with the most popular handsets.

Stock Android

From your contacts list

If there is a particular persistent friend, or a relative whose numbers you have saved, blocking them is a cinch. You just have to pull up your contacts, and then select one that you would like to block. Hit the small button that looks like a pencil in the right-hand corner.

Tap on the 3-dot menu icon and check the box next to All Calls to Voicemail. That calls will be directed to your carrier’s voice inbox.

From your call log

You can deactivate calls from the call log. You just select the phone number you wish to block and then tap the three-dot menu icon and select Add to reject list. This disables calls from particular phone numbers.

From the settings menu

To block numbers from the setting menu, follow the steps below.

  • Open your contact list
  • Tap on the 3-dot menu and hit Settings
  • Go to Call and then tap on Call Rejection
  • Go to Auto Reject list and hit Create.
  • At this point, your phone displays a search box which you insert a number you want to block. The number is then added to Auto Reject list.

On a Samsung phone

  • Open the Phone application
  • Select the phone number you want to block and then hit More
  • Tap ‘Add to Auto-Reject List’
  • To make more edits, head to the Settings > Call Settings > Then to All Calls and the click Auto Reject

On an HTC phone

  • Open the Phone application
  • Press the number and hold it.
  • Tap Block Contact
  • Select Ok
  • You can remove the number from the blocked list on People app

On an LG phone

  • Open the Phone application
  • Hit the three dot icon
  • Tap on Call Settings
  • Select Reject Calls
  • Hit the ‘+’ button and then add phone numbers you want to block.

If you have any other ways for block unwanted calls, feel free to post a comment.

Source: Android Authority

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