How to block a phone number on your mobile phone

Sometimes you are annoyed by the unwanted calls, which is disturbing you for the entire day of your busy schedule. The calls may be for a company promotion, or from an individual caller. But, if you do not want to attend calls you can control your incoming calls with your handset.

As, it is said the answer lies in the question itself. Your phone offers the ability to enable or disable calls.  For the different handset different procedure you need to follow. Here, providing a guide to control incoming calls on your mobile phone.

  1. Do not Call

National do not call registry provides you the authority to control the numerous sales calls coming to your number. To start this service user needs to register at the website DoNotCall.gov. Just after 24 hours of registering at the website the ‘Do not call’ service will get started on your number. Most probably the sales calls end within the 24 hours from the time of registery but as per rule it takes 31 days to act completely.

User can also enjoy the service of ‘Do not call’ by giving a missed call on number ‘1-888-382-1222 ‘. It is important to note that a user can enjoy the service on their three different phone number. As soon the service gets started user will not get the sales /promotional call on his number. In case even after number registration sales call or other promotional calls are coming on your mobile phone you have the right to file a complaint against the number.

 

This a simple way to end the sales calls coming from various regions to your phone number. But what if you wants to block a individual number which is annoying you day and night. You can block a specified number on your phone. Based on the varying operating system on which mobiles phones are executed the steps are different. Here, discussing all the methods to block a number on different mobile phone OS.

Android

Android phone supporting Nougat and marshmallow offers simple steps to block a phone number. If you are annoyed with a number which is  of no use for you you can block it on your number following the below steps:

  • Unlock your phone
  • Go to Dialer menu and open recent call list
  • Select the number or name which you like to block
  • Tap on block or report spam but if you wouldn’t want to spam it you can uncheck the report spam option
  • Now you won’t get a call from the specified number

While Android phone supporting lollipop offer different procedure to block a number

  • Unlock your phone
  • Open call setting
  • Call rejection (ouch)
  • Auto reject list
  • Search for the number you wants to block or type the number in the box
  • Now you are away from that individual phone number calls

If you often use messagener  on your mobile phone, and annoyed with someone messages you need block that number from messagener. To block number from messages follow the below mentioned steps

  • Select the number from the message list which you wants to block

Another method to block a call on your Android phone is through contact list

  • Unlock your phone
  • Go to contact
  • Select the contact name which you want to block
  • Tap on edit
  • Tap on the three dots present on the right corner of the screen
  • Check the box ’All call to voicemail’

iOS

For all iPhone users blocking can be possible following few simple steps. If you do not want to receive a call from a particular number follow the below mentioned steps

  • Unlock your phone
  • Go to phone app
  • Tap on recent
  • Find the number which you wants to block it
  • Click on I present in the circle next to the number
  • Scroll down and find out the block option tap to it
  • And you are done

In another case if you wants to block a person’s phone number from your contact list follow the steps

  • Go to settings
  • Phone
  • Call blocking & identification
  • Tap to Block contact
  • It will show contact list, select the number which you wants to block
  • And go to setting —messages—blocked—-add new

In iphone if a number is not in your contact list and you wants to block it first add it to your contact and then follow the above procedure.

 

For window user call blocking is also possible. Simply follow the procedure

  • Unlock your phone
  • Go to setting
  • Select Call + SMS filter
  • Accept the terms and policy appears to your screen
  • Tap on the Block section to turn it on
  • Now go to the phone app
  • Select the number form your contact list or dialer
  • Hit block number and tap Ok
  • You are done

To block call on selected mobile phone here few are discussed

For HTC mobile phone:   Phone app > call history > Tap the number (you want to block) > Block Contact or Block Caller

For LG mobile phone:  Phone app > Menu> setting> Call reject > reject calls from and write number

Samsung Phones: Phone app > log > select number to be blocked> more> block settings> tap to call block and message block.

If number is in your contact then follow the below steps

Setting> Call block > add number to be blocked

All of the above procedures discussed are based on the in-build function of the OS but what if none of one works for you. Do not worry there are apps developed to provide the blocking service to the user. Here, discussing the various apps to block the number.

Verizon: It is designed especially for postpaid customers. The user can use the app in two ways

  • Open the app
  • Sign in to the Verizon app
  • Go to block page
  • Scroll to find block calls and messages
  • Click on block call and message
  • Enter the number you want to block
  • Tap Save

You are done the number you wants to block is no longer able to call your or send messages

It allows to block five numbers for 90 days only and to continue blocking user need to block it again after completion of 90 days

If you want to avoid the hassle of re-blocking then go for the premium offers of the app. The offers are chargeable according to the service/ facilities provided.

AT & T is another app which helps mobile phone user to block numbers on their number. The AT & T app will work only on the same device the two number is used i.e the number which needs to be blocked and the number which is blocking other numbers.

Sprint

To block number using Sprint follow the below procedure

  • Sign up on Sprint and login into sprint with your account
  • Choose My preferences
  • Select Limits and Permission
  • Tap to Block Voice
  • Select Block only the Following phones for Inbound and Outbound calls
  • Enter the numbers which you want to block
  • Select Add number
  • Tap save

Following the above procedure will help you to block a number from calling you. Even if the in built function doesn’t work for you you can opt for the Sprint to block numbers.

T-Mobile

If you want to block a number on T-Mobile do the following steps

  • Unlock your phone
  • Go to Home screen
  • Find Phone app
  • Contact
  • Long press on the number you want to block
  • Selelct Block option

In you want to use the T-Mobile from its website then follow the following steps

  • Open T-Mobile site
  • Login to your account
  • Selelct Tools
  • Family allowance
  • Access family allowance
  • Go to Allowed number
  • Select Never Allowed
  • Here you can enter upto 10 numbers you wasn’t to block
  • Select Ok and save

All the above blocking options are good for a mobile user to end up the annoying calls on their number. You time is precious so why waste it on someone which is on none use for you. The above discussed methods will help you to keep away from the numerous useless calls on your number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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