How to block a number Is there a nuisance who keeps bombarding you
How to block a number Is there a nuisance who keeps bombarding you,
Is there a nuisance who keeps bombarding you with phone calls and you don’t know how to get rid of it?
Are you tired of call centers that also call you on your mobile phone to offer you offers of all kinds?
You obviously don’t know yet how to block a number on your smartphone but, fear not, it really is a breeze!
Whether you have an Android smartphone or an iPhone,
you can take advantage of some system functions to be able to block phone numbers in an extremely simple and effective way:
by doing so you will no longer hear any ringing from the number you have decided to inhibit,
nor will you see notifications about blocked calls. Those on the other side will hear the busy signal after one or more free rings.
So far all clear?
Well, then let’s not get lost in preambles anymore and see how to block phone calls from unwanted numbers.
Make yourself comfortable, concentrate on reading the next paragraphs, and, above all,
put into practice the indications I am about to give you. I wish you happy reading and I wish you big good luck with everything!
How to block a phone number
Let’s dive right into the article by seeing how to block a phone number.
Below you will find explained how to do it for “traditional” calls on Android and iPhone,
and also how to do the same for a WhatsApp contact.
How to block a number on Android
Let’s start by looking at how to block a number on Android. As already mentioned,
the operating system of the “green robot” allows you to block calls using the features included “standard” in almost all smartphones,
without necessarily having to resort to the many third-party apps useful for this purpose.
To proceed, start the Contacts app and create a new contact (maybe you can call it “Spam numbers” )
containing all the numbers to block: just press the (+) button,
fill in the form proposed on the screen and save the contact using the ‘appropriate item.
When the operation is completed, select the contact you just created (or any other contact to block)
and first press the pencil icon located at the top right and then on the button on the button depicting the three dots.
Then activate the option All calls to voicemail and that’s it.
From now on, all calls from the selected numbers will be redirected to the voicemail.
If you don’t have an active answering service on your smartphone,
phone calls will simply be “silenced” and whoever is on the other side will hear the busy signal.
On some smartphones, call blocking can also be activated by opening the dialer (the telephone number dialing screen),
pressing the Menu / Other button located at the top right, and selecting the Settings item from the menu that opens.
Then you need to go to the Other settings menu and select the items Call blocking> Voice call to block unwanted contacts.
If you are using a Samsung smartphone, for example,
you can block a number by starting the Phone app, pressing the More button located at the top right,
and select the Settings item from the menu that appears.
Then you have to move to Call Rejection> Blocked List and
you have to choose whether to manually type the phone number to block or
whether to select a number from the Phonebook or the Call Log (then from the list of recent calls).
Furthermore, I would like to point out that on Android 6.0 and above you can also block numbers by opening the call history,
keeping your finger pressed on contact, and selecting the block option from the box that opens.
In case of second thoughts, to delete a contact from the blacklist just go back to the Android settings and remove the
“All calls to voicemail” option or the blocking function for the selected number.
How to block a number on iPhone
Even the Apple iPhone includes a “blacklist” for blocking unwanted calls,
and now we will find out together how to make the most of it. There is also no shortage of apps for identifying “nuisances”,
but due to the restrictions of iOS, they are less complete (and fewer in number) than those for Android.
To block one or more numbers on the iPhone, go to the Contacts app and create a new contact containing all the numbers you want to block:
just press the (+) button located at the top right and fill in the form proposed
on the screen with the name of the contact (eg “Spam numbers” ) and the numbers of your interest.
Then, open the Settings app, by tapping on the gray icon with the gears located on the home screen or in the App Library,
select the Phone and Contacts blocked items on the screen opened, and press the Add item.
At this point, select the contact with the numbers to block you created earlier (or any other contact to block) and that’s it.
All calls, FaceTime conversations, SMS, and emails from blocked contacts will be stopped in the bud.
Do you want to block a number that is not in your contacts? No problem, you can do that too.
Go to the dialer (the screen where phone numbers are dialed),
open the Phone app, select the Recent tab located in the latter and press the icon (i) located next to the number to be blocked.
Then press on the word Block contact located at the bottom, confirm this by pressing the Block contact button in the menu
that appeared on the screen and the number will be blocked instantly.
In case of second thoughts (almost needless to say) go back to the Settings menu> Phone> iOS blocked contacts,
press the Edit button located at the top right, and remove the contacts
you want to unblock from the blacklist by pressing first on the symbol (-) and on the red button unlock.
When you’re done, tap the Done item (top right).