How to Block Area Codes on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

How to Block Area Codes on Android

Are you tired of receiving unwanted calls from specific area codes? Fortunately, you can easily block those calls on your Android device.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blocking area codes on your Android phone.

Step 1: Open the Phone App

To get started, locate and open the Phone app on your Android device. The Phone app is usually represented by a green icon with a white telephone receiver.

Step 2: Access Call Settings

Once you have opened the Phone app, look for the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on it to reveal a dropdown menu.

From this menu, select “Settings.”

Step 3: Call Blocking and Decline with Message

In the Phone settings menu, scroll down until you find an option called “Call Blocking” or “Block Numbers.” Tap on it to access the call blocking settings.

Within the call blocking settings, you may also find an additional option called “Decline with Message.” Enabling this feature allows you to send an automated message to blocked callers, informing them that their call has been blocked.

Step 4: Add Area Code to Blocklist

Within the call blocking settings, look for an option labeled “Blocklist” or “Blocked Numbers.” Tap on it to add area codes that you want to block.

Once inside the blocklist settings, tap on “Add a Number” or similar wording. You will be prompted to enter the area code that you wish to block.

Enter it and tap on “Save” or “Add” to add the area code to your blocklist.

Step 5: Verify Blocked Area Codes

To ensure that the area codes have been successfully blocked, go back to the blocklist settings and review the list of blocked numbers. You should see the area code(s) you added listed there.

Step 6: Customize Call Blocking Options

If your Android device offers additional call blocking options, such as blocking private or unknown numbers, take a moment to explore those settings and customize them according to your preferences.

Additional Tips:

  • If you accidentally block a number or need to unblock an area code, simply revisit the blocklist settings and remove it from the list.
  • Be cautious when blocking area codes, as you might unintentionally block legitimate calls from friends or family members who reside in those areas. Exercise caution while adding numbers to your blocklist.
  • If the built-in call blocking feature on your Android device does not meet your requirements, consider installing a third-party call-blocking app from the Google Play Store.

By following these steps, you can easily block unwanted calls from specific area codes on your Android device. Take back control of your phone and enjoy a more peaceful calling experience!

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