You may have caller ID, call blocking tools to weed out telemarketers and robo-callers. But you may want to block a few calls from specific people for personal reasons. Whether it’s an ex, stalker, or someone you don’t trust with your phone number. Blocking someone on your Android phone isn’t almost as easy as it sounds. There are different ways to block numbers on Android depending on your device and software version.

If you have an older version of Android, it’s probably not accessible in the Settings menu. You will have to go directly into the Call log on your device to hide any unwanted contacts. If you have a newer version of Android, continue reading this article to learn more about how you can view the blocked contacts list and add new entries with ease.

How to Block a Number on Android

To block a number on an Android device, you first have to add the number to your contacts list. This will allow you to access your contact list and find the blocked contacts list. Bear in you that blocking a number from your call log will not affect the caller ID. If you want to block a number from your contact list, you will have to do it manually. You cannot select multiple contacts at once to block or unblock them.

Go to your phone app and find the number you want to block. Open the contact details of the person or company that called you and select Block. If you want to view the call log of blocked numbers, select Logs. This will take you to your call log where you can select Blocked. You will see a list of numbers you have blocked. You can unblock any number by selecting the number and pressing Unblock.

From the Phone App

Go to your phone app and find the number you want to block. Open the contact details of the person or company that called you and select Block. If you want to view the call log of blocked numbers, select Logs. This will take you to your call log where you can select Blocked. You will see a list of numbers you have blocked. You can unblock any number by selecting the number and pressing Unblock.

From the Contacts List

Go to your contacts list and find the number you want to block. Select the contact details of the person or company that called you and select Block. You can also view the call log of blocked numbers by selecting Logs. This will take you to your call log where you can select Blocked. You will see a list of numbers you have blocked. You can unblock any number by selecting the number and pressing Unblock.

Using Android’s Built-in Caller ID

If you have a newer version of the Android OS, you may have access to Android’s built-in caller ID. This feature allows you to see who is calling you even if they are not in your contacts list. You can choose to block a number from this list as well. Open the phone app and go to Settings. Select Settings > Additional settings > Call > Block list. Select the + sign on the top right corner to add a new contact. Select the type of contact you want to add. Select the person or company you want to block.

Using Third-Party Apps

If you are using an older version of Android, there are a few third-party apps that you can download to block and unblock numbers. You can also use these apps to block different types of callers like telemarketers, Robo-callers, and more. You can also use these apps as a second line to hide your real number from certain callers.

There are a few paid and free apps available on the Google Play store. You can download and install any of these apps to start blocking numbers on your Android device. Apps like Truecaller and NameSilo are some of the popular apps you can use to block phone numbers on your Android device.

Conclusion

There are two ways to block a number on Android. One way is to add the number to your contact list and block it from there. The other way is to go to your call logs and block the number from there. If you want to unblock a number, go to your phone app and find the blocked contacts list.

You can also delete the number from your blocked call log. If you have an older version of Android, you may have to go directly into your call log to do so. If you have a newer version of the Android OS, you may have access to Android’s built-in caller ID. This feature allows you to see who is calling you even if they are not in your contacts list. You can choose to block a number from this list as well. You can also use a third-party app to block numbers on your Android phone.