How to block calls and texts on Android.

Everyone has that annoying ex or maybe that mean relative that you don’t want to talk to. This is the guide for most phones to find out how to block them. First things first, find out if your phone has the ability to block them built into the software. Most manufacturers include settings for blocking calls, but not for blocking text messages. These methods should work for most devices on the market. If your phone isn’t included below, a good place to start is the Phone app.

Samsung

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Select More
  3. Go to Settings > Call blocking
  4. Add numbers to the Block list and create an automated message for rejecting calls

If you want to block a number that recently called you, go to the Log tab in the Phone app. Here’s where you can also block messages.

  1. Select a number from the log
  2. Select More > Block settings
  3. You can turn on Call block and Message block

HTC

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Go to Call history
  3. Long-press a number from the list
  4. Select Block contact or Block caller

LG

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon
  3. Go to Settings > Call reject > Reject calls from
  4. Tap the (+) icon to add numbers

Motorola

NOTE: Motorola only allows you to send unwanted calls to voicemail.

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Select the contact to block (create a contact with the unwanted number if not listed)
  3. Tap the three-dot menu icon
  4. Select All calls to voicemail

Nexus

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Go to the call log
  3. Select a number to block
  4. Tap the three-dot menu icon
  5. Select Add to reject list

-OR-

  1. Open the Contacts app
  2. Select a contact to block
  3. Tap the pencil icon
  4. Tap the three-dot menu icon
  5. Select All calls to voicemail

If your device isn’t listed, or you just can’t figure it out, download “Blacklist”. It’s an app that will allow you to block texts and phone calls. It has features such as scheduling, and it has the ability to send a text to any number that you have blocked using it. Download below.

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