Mobile Phones

Learn how to block a number from any phone

If you’re tired of the tempraneras calls for sales of products, or that “ex” that you don’t understand that it was all over, quiet, then we teach you how to block a number from any phone, regardless of manufacturer, model or carrier.

It is easier than you think!

Blocking a call on IOS devices

Block the calls through an iPhone is quite simple. If you’re using iOS 7 or later, you can follow these steps to block voice calls, text messages and FaceTime.

Opens the menu of Configuration. Then, tap the Phone if you are using iOS 11 or General> Phone in previous versions. Select Calls> call Block and identification> Block contact. After this step, you can block calls from anyone in your contacts list.

If the number you want to block is not a known contact, there’s another option available. Simply open the app Phone , and tap Recent. From here, tap the icon i next to the number you want to block and then Block this person.

Blocking a call in Android devices

Block a call on a smart phone Android is a little more complicated than in the devices of Apple. Recall that the Android operating system gives you the freedom to the various manufacturers implement it in their phones, customizing it to your way, which means that, the steps to block numbers may vary a bit depending on the actual phone and its manufacturer.

Block a call on Android Stock Android One

If you’re using a phone that runs Android Stock , or that is part of the program Android One, you have three different options to block calls.

One of them consists in the application to open Phone and touch the icon of the three points, which are located in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select Settings> blocked Numbers and add the number you want to block.

You can also block calls, opening the application Phone , and tapping Recent. Choose the number you want to block by tapping on it and selecting to Block /Report as spam.

Also you can block a number from the Messages app Android. Simply open the app and touch and hold the contact you want to block. Once the selections, tap the icon of the Lock (circle with a line through it) at the top right of the screen.

To block a call on a Samsung phone

The block calls in a Samsung is very similar to that of the phones with stock Android.

There are two ways to block number on a device Samsung. If you wish to enter the number you wish to block, open the application Phone and select the icon of Menu (three points). Tap Settings> blocked Numbers and add the number and voila! It is worth to note that you can also block unknown numbers from this menu, only check the option to Block unknown calls.

The second option is to block calls from your recent calls list. For that, tap Phone> Recent. Select the number you wish to block and tap the icon Menu and then to Block unknown calls.

To block a call on an LG phone

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In comparison with other manufacturers of smartphones with Android, the process of block numbers on the LG is quite easy. To do this, simply open the app Phone , and click on the tab call Logs. Select the number you wish to block and tap on the icon Menu (three dots) in the upper-right corner, and then Block number, which will appear in the drop-down menu.

If you wish to review or remove numbers from your block list, open the app Phone, touch call Records and then the icon of Menu (three dots). Subsequently, select call Blocking and Reject with message> Numbers are blocked.

To block a call on a HTC phone

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When it comes to block calls on a HTC smartphone, the experience is quite similar to that of an Android phone.

If you want to block a call on a HTC phone, simply open the app Phone and go to the tab call History. Touch and hold the number you want to block and select Block contact, or to Block call. To review the numbers you have blocked, simply tap the icon Menu in the application Phone.

Block a call on a phone Huawei

Do you want to block a call on a smart phone Huawei? Things are a little different. Huawei offers two ways to block calls.

If you want to block a specific contact, tap Phone and select the icon Contacts. Search for the contact that you want to include in the black list and touch the icon More, located at the bottom of the screen. Then press the Add to black list.

You can also choose to block numbers through the application Phone Manager. To block the call, tap Phone Manager> Block. Then, select the icon Gear in the upper right corner and tap Numbers from the black list> Add.

To block a call using third-party applications

If none of these options works for you, do not worry, there are still other available options that you can try. See how to block a number on Android, to obtain information about third-party applications that can help you to manage unwanted calls.

Blocking a call on your operator


Verizon offers customers of postpaid two options for blocking calls. The first option allows you to block up to five numbers for a period of 90 days or less.

To use this option, log in to your Verizon account and go to the page Blocks. Select the appropriate line and go to Block calls and messages. Click on this and enter the number you want to block. Tap Save.

If you don’t want to re-block these numbers every 90 days or simply have more numbers you wish to banish, we recommend that you check the option of Verizon Smart Family Premium, even though it has a value of $10 per month, offers permanent blocking of up to 20 numbers, as well as other features of locking that are more advanced.


AT&T offers two services to block calls: AT&T Call Protect and AT & T Call Protect Plus. The services are part of the applications AT&T Call Protect (iOS and Android).

AT&T Call Protect allows you to block numbers manually from the application AT&T Call Protect. This service is free of charge, however, you can not block unknown numbers.

If you need more flexibility, AT&T offers AT&T Call Protect Plus for $4 dollars a month. With AT&T Call Protect Plus, you can block unknown numbers and select different methods to handle the calls that you’ve blocked.


Unlike other carriers, Sprint allows you to block numbers quite easily. To block a number, log in to your account My Sprint. Select My Sprint> Permissions> Block voice. Tap Block only the following phone numbers for incoming and outgoing calls. Enter the number you want to block, then select Number> Save.


Unless you’re in a family plan, T-Mobile does not offer a way to block calls through the operator. However, if you’re on a family plan, you can add Family Allowances, a service that lets you block numbers for a small monthly fee.

To block numbers on T-Mobile, log in to your account My T-Mobile as the primary account holder. Select Profile followed by familiar Controls. Select Family Allowances> Manage and select the appropriate number in your plan, and enter the number you want to block.

Add your number to the national Registry “Do not Call”registry

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If you receive calls from many unknown numbers, it may be time to add your number to the National Registry of Do not Call (or No Call) of the Federal Trade Commission. To add your number, simply go to and sign up. You can add up to three numbers at once, but you’ll need to add an email address to confirm your registration.

Although regularly FTC will add your number within 24 hours, the promoters services and products can take up to a month to stop calling. If you continue to receive unwanted calls after 31 days, you can file a complaint with the FTC.

*Updated by Maria Teresa Lopes may 03, 2019.

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