How to block phone calls on your Google Android phone

Is there someone pestering you incessantly on the phone?

There are different ways you can stop unwanted callers from contacting you on your android phone. It all comes down to your preferred blocking method (Digital Trends Staff, 2016, January 14) and the brand of the smartphone.

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So without further ado, here’s how you can block unwanted callers in Google Android.

Blocking Calls in Google Android – Call log, Contact List and Settings are your best friends

The first method is to use the Call Blocking feature built into Google Android itself. These revolve around three (3) sections of Google Android:

  • Call Log
  • Contacts List
  • Settings Menu

Using the Call Log allows you to block incoming calls from unknown people. To Block Calls from the Call log, the following steps are best:

  1. Select the number you want to block
  2. Click on the 3-dot menu icon in the upper right corner
  3. Choose Add to reject list

If the contacts are known to you, then you can block them using their name stored in your Contact list:

  1. Open Contacts
  2. Select the person you want to block
  3. Click on the pencil icon in the upper right-hand corner
  4. Click on the 3-dot menu icon in the upper right corner
  5. Select the checkbox labled All Calls to Voicemail

From that point onwards, all call will be routed to your voicemail. If you are someone that lives in the Setting section of your smartphone, there is another way to send people you dislike to the voicemail graveyard:

  1. Select the phone icon from your home screen
  2. Click on the 3-dot menu icon
  3. Select Settings
  4. Select Call
  5. Select Call Rejection
  6. Select Auto Reject List
  7. Select Create

Google Android will then search for the phone number or name of the person you want to block and automatically add it to the Auto Reject List. You can also give those people who you’re trying to block special messages by tapping the Set up Call Rejection List.

Most other brands of smarthphones have specific methods to block numbers and there are even apps that allow you to block numbers. Seeing however, as the feature is really built into Google Android, these other options are just more user friendly interfaces to block numbers!

Sharing is caring so share this with your friends….the ones you are planning to block, of course!!

References:

  1. Digital Trends Staff. (2016, January 14). How to block phone calls on your Android phone. Retrieved from http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-block-phone-calls-on-your-android-smartphone/
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