Friday, July 23, 2021 19:05 PM (GMT+7)
Currently, the situation that users often receive spam calls or messages continuously is very annoying, so what should you do if you want to block incoming calls and messages?
There are many reasons to block one or more numbers: Ex-girlfriends keep calling, insurance marketers, credit loans, opening bank accounts, real estate brokers calling to sell projects. or scammers… When your phone keeps receiving calls or texts from strangers, you feel very uncomfortable and it’s time to block that number. But how?
Here is a guide on how to block phone numbers on Android smartphones and iPhones easily, you won’t be bothered by those numbers anymore.
1. How to block phone numbers on iPhone
On iPhone, if the phone number is blocked, you will not be able to text or call you anymore.
Block phone numbers in call history section
Step 1: Open the “Phone” app and tap on “Recents”.
Step 2: Find the number to block and click on the letter (i) icon.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap on “Block this caller” and then select “Block contact.”. As such, that number has been blocked from being able to call or text you.
Block phone numbers in Contacts
Step 1: Open the “Calls” app and tap on the “Contacts” section
Step 2: Select the person you want to block then scroll down and select “Block this caller”.
Step 3: Select “Block contact”.
Block phone numbers in Messages
To block a certain phone number or disturb texting, you can refer to the method below.
Step 1: Tap the number at the top of the screen, which will bring up a drop-down menu with three options: “Audio, FaceTime, and info.” Click on “Information”.
Step 2: Then will display the option “”Call, Video, Inbox and Information”. Tap “Info” then select “Block this caller”.
Step 3: Click “Block contact”.
Results when blocking phone numbers on iPhone
– That phone number won’t be able to text you
– That phone number can’t call you
– When blocking a phone number in the contact list, even if you delete that contact number, the number is still blocked from contacting you.
How to unblock phone numbers on iPhone
To unblock a certain phone number to be contacted again, follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Open the Settings app from the home screen and then select the Phone section.
Step 2: Select Blocked Contacts section. Select Edit in the upper right corner.
Step 3: Click the red (-) icon and then select Unblock.
Step 4: Click Done
2. How to block phone numbers on Android
Android allows phone manufacturers to freely customize, if you use an Android device, the process to block phone numbers may vary from device to device.
Block phone numbers in call history
Step 1: Open the Calls app, select Recent.
Step 2: Tap the phone number you want to block and then tap the “!” icon.
Step 3: Select the Block item > Press the Block button.
Block phone numbers in contacts
Step 1: Open the Contacts application, click on the phone number to block.
Step 2: Click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner and then select Block contacts.
Step 3: Click Block to finish.
Block unknown phone numbers
Step 1: Open the Calls app.
Step 2: Select the 3-dot button > Select Settings.
Step 3: Select Block Numbers > Enable Block Unknown Callers.
To unblock a phone number. In the Block numbers section, select the (-) sign to unblock.
Other Android smartphones can refer to how to block phone numbers below:
Step 1: Open the Phone app
Step 2: Tap the Menu icon (three dots) in the top right corner
Step 3: Click Install
Step 4: Click Block number
Step 5: Enter a number
Step 6: Click Done
Block phone numbers from sending messages:
Step 1: Open the Messages app
Step 2: Open a chat with the person you want to block
Step 3: Click the More icon
Step 4: Select Block
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