How to block a number

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There are various reasons to block a number on your phone. You may want to avoid calls of a sales person, an old friend you do not want to talk or your ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend.Spam callers are really a big problem for most of the people around the globe. So, there is no way other than blocking the number. Thankfully, there are ways to block a number on different mobile platforms. If you are willing to block a phone number but you do not know how to block, we can help you. In this article, I will be explaining the steps for How to block a number on different mobile platforms.

In this article, I will be explaining the steps to block a number on different mobile platforms. If you were looking for “how do you block a number“, you will surely find this post useful.

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How to block a number

If you were looking for information about how to block a phone number, you can read the steps given below.

Best way to block calls

Before I explain the ways to block a number in different mobile platforms, I want to write about a most common way. If you just want to block calls, you can use any antivirus software or TrueCaller. Both options offer you the easy facility to block a number and avoid calls. TrueCaller even helps you in recognising who is calling from an unknown number. So, this option is bettter and easier. If you are comfortable with installing TrueCaller, you should try this.

In case you do not want to use TrueCaller, I am sure you are using any Antivirus. Most of the Antivirus software allow you to block a number. Check if your Antivirus software has the option to block calls.

If you were not able to follow these two ways, you should keep reading this article to know how to block a number in a mobile phone to avoid a person’s call or messages.

How to block a number on iPhone

If you are using iPhone, you have the easy option to block a phone number. To block a phone number in iPhone, open phone app and select the contact you want to block. In this screen, see the last option saying “Block this caller”. Tap on it to block this number.

how to block a number on iphone

After blocking a contact, you will not receive phone calls, messages of FaceTime from the person. So, block number and stay tension free.

How to block a number on android

In Android phone, there is not any universal method. This is because different brands offer customized skins and OS based on Android. So, these options can be similar or not.

In Stock Android, there is no option in Lollipop or Marshmallow for call-blocking. But, you can check if your phone has an option for this. Open the contacts and search for the contact to block. Select the contact and tap on the menu button at top right corner. If your carrier has included the option, it will show you option for ‘Reject Call’ or ‘Add to black list’.

Call reject option is also available in custom UI of different manufacturers. So, you need to see if this is available. In Samsung phones, open the phone app and select the number you want to block. Now tap on more option in the top-right corner of the screen and see the option ‘Add to Auto-reject list’. IN LG phones, open the phone icon and then tap on three dots in top right corner. In new menu appeared on the screen, select call settings -> Call reject -> Reject calls from. Now, tap on plus icon to add the number you want to add to this list.

Also see: Best caller id app for android

Third-party apps to block contacts in Android.

If you are not sure and couldn’t find a way to block the phone number in your device, you have various other options. Almost all antivirus app comes with call blocking option. If you are using any Antivirus app, you can use it block a phone number on your Android phone. If you use TrueCaller, you can use TruCaller to block the phone number It lets you block any contact.

There are also few dedicated apps for blocking a phone number. But you should prefer antivirus app or TrueCaller app

How to block a number on BlackBerry

On BlackBerry, there is no default option to block a phone number. So, you need to download third-party call blocker apps for blocking the number in your BlackBerry smartphone. These are few popular apps:

  • BlockIt
  • Call Block
  • Power Tools
  • Phone Warrior

So download and install any of these call blocker apps on your BlackBerry phone and block the number you want to block.

TrueCaller app is also available for BlackBerry. But it does not offer call blocking option due to platform restriction.

How to block a number on Windows Phone

In Windows 10, there is an easy option to block a number. Open phone app, tap and hold a number and select ‘Block’. When the blocked number will call you, your phone will automatically reject calls.

If your Windows Phone device is running Windows Phone 8, you can use these steps. Swipe the Start Screen from left to right and then go to settings. Here, tap on Call+SMS filter. In Call + SMS filter screen, Enable ‘Block call+SMS’. Then open the phone, Press and hold the number you want to block and select ‘Block number’.

Now you know how to block a number on the different mobile platform. You can unblock any contact anytime depending on your choices.

Try these ways given in this post to block a phone number.

If you have any other tips to add in this article, please post a comment to let us know. In case you use a specific mobile and couldn’t find the way to block a number, you can ask via comments.


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Deepanker Verma
Author Deepanker Verma

Deepanker Verma is a well-known technology blogger and gadget reviewer based in India.

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