How to block or unblock a number in Android phone?

  • Posted on: 28 March 2017
  • By: sasi

Sometimes, it is better to block pesky and annoying callers than to run out of patience. With Marshmallow (6.x), Anrodroid has introduced an easy way to block numbers.

Method 1 (From Recent calls list):

  • Open Android dialler
    android dialler
  • Tap 'Recents'
    android dialler
    . This shows a list of recent calls.
  • Tap the number or contact that you want to block
  • android dialler recents

  • Tap 'Block/Report spam'
  • android dialler block number

  • Tap 'Block'. This blocks the number and the blocked person either receives a busy tone or is redirected to voicemail.

Method 2 (From Dialler Settings):

  • Open Android dialler
    android dialler
  • Tap the dialler menu
  • android dialler menu

  • Tap Settings
  • android dialler settings

  • Tap 'Call blocking'
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  • Tap 'Add number'
  • Either (a) Enter a number and tap 'block number' OR (b) Search contacts and select a contact
  • Tap 'Block' to confirm. This blocks the number and the blocked person either receives a busy tone or is redirected to voicemail

How to Unblock a number

  • Open Android dialler
    android dialler
  • Tap the dialler menu
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap 'Call blocking'. If there are blocked contacts, you will see the list here.
  • To unblock, remove it from this list.