How to block a number

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How to block a number

Avoiding the frustration of cold callers

Ever been waiting on an important call, and when your phone finally rings, it’s PPI? Isn’t that just the worst?

We can’t even vent our frustration at them anymore because few actual human beings are employed by these senseless companies and have instead been replaced by mindless, low-budget recordings…

Breathe deeply and count to ten.

There is a solution. Numbers can be blocked on mobile phones, so that unwanted callers either get directed straight to voicemail or can’t connect at all. Generally smartphone manufacturers have individual ways of doing this, so here’s a run down. And, if we don’t have your phone listed, let us know in the comments below and we’ll add it in.


To block a contact on an iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Blocked > Add New. You will then be able to select a contact.

If you want to block a number you don’t have saved however, go to the Phone app > Recents, and then tap the blue ‘i’ in a circle. Scroll down the bottom of the contact card > ‘Block this caller’.


On the Classic, swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the Phone app. Go to Settings > Call blocking > tap the switch to turn things on and off, choosing from the ‘Block all incoming calls’ toggle, or the ‘Block all incoming calls when roaming’ toggle.


Retain your sanity and let HTC help. Go to People > tap the Menu icon > Manage contacts > Blocked contacts > Tap the + icon > select ‘Go to contacts’ or ‘Add number’. From here you should be able to select and/or find the contact you wish to block. Once done, tap ‘OK’.


Keeping your distance from those frustrating callers with LG is simple. From any homescreen tap Apps > Settings > Call > Call reject > Reject calls from, then tap to addition icon (+) > Select either: ‘Contacts’, ‘Call logs’ or ‘New number’. From here you should be able to find or add the offending number.


Go to Settings (swipe down from the top of the screen) > call+SMS filter (if you can’t find it anywhere, search ‘SMS’ by tapping on the magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen) > accept the privacy policies > and select the numbers(s) you wish to block. You can also block SMS messages by following the same steps.


Block unwanted callers with Moto by going to all apps > Contacts > select a contact > Edit (pencil icon) > Setting (three dots) > tick ‘All calls to voicemail’.


To avoid the annoyance with Samsung, go to your contacts in either the Call log or Recents > More > Add to auto reject list.


Sony is very similar to the Moto method. Go to all apps > Contacts > select a contact > Edit (pencil icon) > Setting (three dots) > All calls to voicemail. Easy.

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