How to Block a Contact on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Blocking unwanted contacts on your Android device can be a useful feature to maintain your privacy and avoid any unnecessary disturbances. Whether it’s an annoying telemarketer, spammer, or someone you simply don’t want to communicate with, blocking their contact can provide you with peace of mind. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of blocking a contact on Android.

Step 1: Open the Contacts App

To begin the process, open the Contacts app on your Android device. This app allows you to manage all your contacts efficiently.

Step 2: Search for the Contact

In the search bar at the top of the screen, type in the name or number of the contact you wish to block. The search results will display all matching contacts.

Step 3: Select the Contact

Scroll through the list of contacts and tap on the specific contact that you want to block. This will open their contact details page.

Step 4: Access Contact Options

In the contact details page, look for a menu icon represented by three vertical dots or lines. Tap on this icon to access additional options for that particular contact.

Step 5: Block Contact

A dropdown menu will appear with various options. Look for an option that says “Block” or “Block Contact”. Tap on it to proceed with blocking that specific contact.


  • The exact wording may vary depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version.
  • In some cases, there might be an additional confirmation prompt before the contact is blocked.

Step 6: Confirm Blocking

After selecting the “Block” option, you will usually be prompted with a confirmation message asking if you want to block that contact. Read the message carefully and click on “Block” or “OK” to confirm your decision.


Blocking a contact may result in:

  • No longer receiving calls or messages from that contact.
  • The contact being unable to see when you are online or your updates on certain social media platforms (if connected).

Step 7: Blocked Contact Status

Once the contact is successfully blocked, you will typically see a visual indication confirming the blocking status. This may include an icon, color change, or any other visual cue depending on your device’s user interface.

Step 8: Managing Blocked Contacts

If you change your mind later and want to unblock a previously blocked contact, you can usually do so by following similar steps as mentioned above. Look for an option like “Unblock” or “Remove from Blocklist”. Keep in mind that unblocking a contact will restore their ability to communicate with you.


The steps provided here are based on stock Android versions and may vary slightly depending on your device’s manufacturer and Android version.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to block a contact on Android.

By utilizing this feature, you can now maintain better control over who can reach out to you through calls, messages, and other communication channels. Enjoy a more peaceful and hassle-free experience on your Android device!

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