How to Block Text and Calls on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will learn how to block text messages and calls on Android devices. Whether you want to avoid spam messages or stop receiving annoying calls, blocking is a useful feature that can help you maintain peace of mind.

Let’s dive into the step-by-step process of blocking text messages and calls on your Android device.

Blocking Text Messages

Step 1: Open the messaging app on your Android device.

Step 2: Locate the conversation or message from the sender you want to block.

Step 3: Long-press on the message until a menu appears.

Step 4: Tap on the “Block” option.

Step 5: A confirmation dialog will appear. Tap “OK”.

Note: Depending on your device and messaging app, the options may vary slightly. However, most messaging apps have a similar process for blocking text messages.

Blocking Calls

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

Step 2: Go to the “Recent” or “Call log” tab, where you can see your call history.

Note:If you already know the number you want to block, skip steps 2 and 3 and directly proceed to step 4.

Step 3:If you don’t see the number in your recent calls, tap on “All calls”, then select “Missed calls”. If the number is still not there, tap on “Call history” or a similar option depending on your device.

Step 4: Locate the number you want to block and long-press on it until a menu appears.

Step 5: Tap on the “Block” option.

Step 6: A confirmation dialog will appear.

Managing Blocked Contacts

Note:If you want to unblock a contact, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the messaging or phone app, depending on what you blocked (text messages or calls).

Step 2: Access the settings menu of the app by tapping on the three-dot icon or similar symbol.

Step 3: Look for an option like “Blocked contacts”, “Block list”, or “Blocked numbers”.

Step 4: Find the contact you want to unblock and tap on it.

Note:The steps may vary depending on your device and app. However, most apps have a similar process for managing blocked contacts.

In Conclusion

Blocking text messages and calls is an effective way to maintain peace of mind and avoid unwanted communication. By following these simple steps, you can easily block text messages and calls on your Android device.

Remember that different devices and messaging/call apps may have slightly different options, but the basic process remains consistent. Stay in control of your device and enjoy a more peaceful digital experience!

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