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Tech Bits: Block Unwanted Calls on Your Smartphone

Date

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Are you tired of receiving unwanted calls on your smartphone? Here’s how you can block phone numbers to stop receiving these incoming calls.

iPhone:
To block a number from the Settings menu:

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap Blocked.
  4. Tap Add New and add the contact you want to block.

To block a number from your Recent Calls:

  1. Tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap Recents.
  3. Locate the number or contact you want to block and tap the iPhone contact information icon icon to the right of the number.
  4. Scroll down and tap Block this Caller.

Stock Android:
To block a number from the Phone settings menu:

  1. Tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the 3-dot menu icon on the top-right corner to open phone settings.
  3. Tap Call Blocking.
  4. Add the number or contact you want to block.

To block a number from your Recent calls:

  1. Tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the clock icon to access recent calls.
  3. Tap the number or contact you want to block.
  4. Tap Call Details.
  5. Tap Block Number.

If you do not have a stock Android, you can search the web for instructions on how to block calls from your manufacturer.