How to Block a Number on Android

If you are getting annoyed by someone and you would like to block them from reaching you, the following guide will teach you how to block a number on your Android based device. Read on to learn the methods to do the task on any of your Android devices.

By Joy Taylor | Posted on: Jun. 24, 2019, Last Updated: Jun. 24, 2019

Technologies like instant messaging have made it possible for your loved one to easily and quickly reach out to no matter where you are in the world. This has opened an opportunity for spammers as well as they can also easily reach out to just like how your loved ones do. Fortunately, the technology makers knew situations like these would arise and they have already put options in place to control them.

If you are constantly getting annoyed by someone on your Android device, you can have them blocked from reaching out to you on your phone. The Android OS comes with the option to let you block phone numbers on any of your Android enabled device and this guide teaches just that. The guide teaches how you can block a number to stop getting annoyed by someone on your Android device.

Part 1. How to Block a Number on an Android Phone

You can block a number on Android phone by some built-in features. Like:

1. Message

Step 1. Open Message app on your Android phone.

Step 2. Long press a number, and tap More icon in the upper right corner.

Step 3. Select Settings > Call blocking > Add the number you want to block.

2. Call Log

Step 1. Go to Call Log of your device.

Step 2. Select the number you want to block, and then hit More or the 3-dot menu icon in the upper right corner.

Step 3. Tap Add to reject list.

These methods are varying slightly according to your specific device and the version of Android that you are using.

Part 2. How to Block a Number on Common Android Phones

Although the concept and functionality remain the same, each manufacturer names the feature differently so you may want to look into the section that is for your device below to find steps for blocking a number on your device.

1. How to Block a Number on Samsung Phones

If you are a user of the Korean based Android device manufacturer, you would be glad to know blocking a number on your Android device is pretty easy. All you need to do is follow a few steps and you will have blocked an annoying number on your device.

How to Block a Number on Samsung

How to Block a Number on Samsung

On your device, launch the Phone app and tap on More for the number you want to block. From the options available to you, select the one that says Add to Auto-Reject List. The number will be added to a block list and they will not be able to contact you. That is how to block a number on a Samsung device.

2. How to Block a Number on LG Phones

The procedure to block a number on an LG phone is a bit different than that of Samsung. In the LG procedure, you can directly specify the number you wish to block rather than selecting the number from a list.

How to Block a Number on LG

How to Block a Number on LG

To block a number on an LG phone, launch the Phone app. Tap on three-dots at the top and select Call Settings followed by Reject Calls. Tap on the + (plus) sign to add a new number to the block list. All the numbers added to the list will be blocked on your device.

3. How to Block a Number on HTC Phones

On an HTC phone, you can get a number blocked straightaway right from the Phone app on the device. You do not need to go into any block list or manually add a number.

How to Block a Number on HTC

How to Block a Number on HTC

Launch the Phone app on your HTC phone, tap and hold on the phone number you want to block, and select Block Contact. Tap on OK on the following screen and the number will be blocked on your device.

4. Block a Number on Huawei and Honor Phones

Blocking a number on your Huawei and Honor phones is also easy, thanks to these phones running an easy to use a customized version of Android.

How to Block a Number on Huawei

How to Block a Number on Huawei

To block a number, launch the Dialer app on your device. Select the number you want to block, tap and hold on it, and select the option that says Block contact. The number will be blocked right away.

5. How to Block a Number on Google Phones

Since Google phones run the purest version of Android, blocking a phone number is easier than any phones from other manufacturers.

How to Block a Number on Google

How to Block a Number on Google

On your Google phone, you can block a number by selecting the number in the Phone app, tapping and holding on it, and choosing Block number. Your chosen phone number will be blocked on your device.

Part 3. How to Unblock a Number on Android

That was about how you could block someone from contacting you on your Android-based device. What if you mistakenly added a number to the block list and now you want to remove and unblock it? Well, this section will teach you how you can unblock someone on your device.

1. Unblock a Number on Samsung Phones

Unblocking a number on a Samsung phone is as easy as blocking one. In fact, unblocking is easier than blocking on your Samsung device.

To do the task, head to Settings > Call Settings > All Calls > Auto Reject on your device and you should be able to unblock a number from the list. Pretty easy, no?

2. Unblock a Number on LG Phones

You can unblock a number on an LG phone pretty easily and the following shows how you do it.

On your phone, head to Settings > Call > Call reject > Reject calls from > Trash icon and select the number or numbers you would like to unblock on your device.

That’s all there is to it and your selected numbers will be unblocked on your phone.

3. Unblock a Number on HTC Phones

On an HTC phone, a number can be unblocked from within the Phone app unlike other phones where you need to launch the Settings app.

Open your call history in the Phone app on your device, tap on three-dots at the top, select Blocked contacts, tap and hold on the contact you want to unblock and finally select Unblock contact. It will unblock the selected phone number for you.

4. Unblock a Number on Huawei and Honor Phones

Unblocking a phone number on a Huawei and Honor phone involves using the stock Contacts app on the device.

Launch the Contacts app, select the number you want to unblock, and tap on Remove from the blacklist. The chosen contact will be unblocked on your device.

5. Unblock a Number on Google Phones

If you would like to unblock a number on your Google phone, you can do it using the following instructions.

Launch the Phone app and head to Settings followed by Call blocking. Select the number you want to unblock and choose Unblock number.

The Bottom Line

There are tons of ways to block a number on an Android phone and using the built-in ways to block numbers is just one of the many ways you can prevent harassment on your Android-based device. We hope the guide helps you out.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.