How to Block Restricted Numbers on Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of receiving calls from restricted numbers on your Android device? Whether it’s spam calls or unwanted solicitations, blocking these restricted numbers can bring you peace of mind. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of blocking restricted numbers on your Android device.

Step 1: Open the Phone App

First, locate and open the Phone app on your Android device. This app is usually found on your home screen or in the app drawer. Once opened, you will see the dialer interface.

Step 2: Access Call Settings

To block restricted numbers, we need to access the call settings. Look for a three-dot menu icon at the top right corner of the screen and tap on it. From the drop-down menu that appears, select “Settings” or “Call settings.”

Option 1: Call Blocking

If your Android device has a dedicated call blocking feature, follow these steps:

  • Step 3:
  • In the call settings menu, look for an option called “Call Blocking” or “Blocked Numbers.” Tap on it to proceed.

  • Step 4:
  • In this section, you should see an option to add blocked numbers. Tap on it to access the input field.

  • Step 5:
  • Type in or select a restricted number from your call log to block it. You may also manually enter a phone number that you wish to block.

  • Step 6:
  • Once you have entered the number, tap on “Block” or a similar option to add it to your blocked list.

  • Step 7:
  • You have successfully blocked a restricted number on your Android device. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to block additional numbers if needed.

Option 2: Do Not Disturb (DND) Mode

If your Android device does not have a dedicated call blocking feature, you can use the Do Not Disturb mode to achieve a similar result. Follow these steps:

  • Step 3:
  • In the call settings menu, look for an option called “Do Not Disturb” or “DND.

  • Step 4:
  • Within the Do Not Disturb settings, you should find an option related to call blocking or blocking mode. Tap on it to access further options.

  • Step 5:
  • Select the option that allows you to block calls from restricted numbers or unknown callers. Some devices may provide additional customization options, such as allowing calls from contacts only.

  • Step 6:
  • Exit the settings menu. Your Android device will now automatically block calls from restricted numbers based on your configuration.

  • Step 7:
  • You have successfully enabled call blocking for restricted numbers using the Do Not Disturb mode.

Undoing Call Blocks

If you ever need to unblock a previously blocked number, follow these steps:

  • Step 1:
  • Open the Phone app on your Android device.

  • Step 2:
  • Access the call settings as described in “Step 2: Access Call Settings”.

  • Step 3:
  • In the call settings menu, locate the “Call Blocking” or “Blocked Numbers” option.

  • Step 4:
  • Find the number you wish to unblock and tap on it.

  • Step 5:
  • A confirmation dialog should appear. Tap on “Unblock” or a similar option to remove the number from your blocked list.

  • Step 6:
  • The previously blocked number is now unblocked and will be able to call you again.

You now have the knowledge to block restricted numbers on your Android device. Whether you use a dedicated call blocking feature or the Do Not Disturb mode, these methods will help you regain control over unwanted calls. Enjoy a more peaceful phone experience!

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