How to Block a Number on Android: A Guide for Xiaomi, Realme, Samsung, Google, Oppo, and LG Users

Smartphones are a very important part of our lives. They are with us most of the time. While prank calls, telemarketing calls, and even spam calls have long been a sad reality, their number has increased over the years. If you are frustrated with these types of calls and are looking for a way to block them or just want to block a particular number, we are here to help. We have compiled a list of easy ways that you can block a number on your Android phone.

Google has provided by default the option to block an individual phone number or a particular contact on an Android device. A system to report spam calls has also been offered in Android smartphones to inform them instantly. Similarly, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as LG, Oppo, Real me, Samsung and Xiaomi They have provided the options to block calls on their devices using proprietary settings. It is also important to note that once you have blocked someone’s number on your smartphone, you will not receive calls or texts from that person. Also, the calls you receive from the number you have blocked will not show up in your call history.

Now if you’re ready to block someone’s number, here is our step-by-step guide on how to block a number from an Android phone. We provide steps to block a number on Google/stock Android devices, as well as detail the steps to apply the same restriction on LG, Oppo, Realme, Samsung and Xiaomi phones. You will also get a guide on how to unblock a number from your Android phone.

How to block a number on a standard Google, Android One, Android Go or Android phone

  1. Open the Telephone application on your smartphone.

  2. Touch the More button (three-dot menu) in the upper right corner of the screen and then press the Call History option.

  3. Now select a call from the number you want to block. Here you can also choose an unknown number or choose a saved contact.

  4. Tap Block / Report Junk option.

  5. Now a pop-up message will appear on your screen. You just need to touch To block in that message.

Alternatively, you can block a number on your Google/stock Android phone by long-pressing a contact from the Recent list in your phone app. Google also gives you the option to block all unknown numbers on your Android device. You can access this option by going to Settings > Blocked numbers and then turn on the Unknown option.

How to Unblock a Number on Google, Android One, Android Go, or a Standard Android Phone

  1. Open the Phone application on your phone.
  2. Tap the More option.
  3. Now go to Settings > Blocked numbers.
  4. Then you will need to touch the “X“(cross) icon next to the number you want to unblock, and then select the Unblock option from the pop-up screen.

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How to block a number on an LG phone

  1. Open the Phone application on your smartphone.
  2. Touch the More button (three-dot menu) in the upper right corner of the screen and then press the Call settings option.
  3. Now, touch the Call blocking and reject with a message option.
  4. Select the Blocked numbers option.
  5. Now you must touch the “+“(more) in the upper right side of the screen to add numbers to the blocked list.
  6. A pop-up message will appear on the screen from where you can select Contacts or Call logs. The message also includes the option called New number which allows you to add a new number to your list of blocked numbers.

If you don’t want to go through the above-mentioned steps, you can block a number on your LG phone by simply long-pressing it from the call log. Then an option will appear allowing you to block the selected number.

How to unblock a number on an LG smartphone

  1. Open the Phone application on your smartphone.
  2. Tap the More button (three-dot menu) and then tap the Call Settings option.
  3. Now you will need to touch Call blocking and reject with a message.
  4. Select the Blocked numbers option.
  5. Now, tap on the number/contact you want to unblock and then hit the trash (delete) icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  6. A pop-up message will appear from where you must touch the Remove option.

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Similar to LG, Realme has its custom skin called Realme user interface which has different settings to block and unblock a number.

How to block a number on a Realme phone

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Select the number/contact you want to block from the call log.
  3. Touch the More button (colon menu) and then select the Add to blacklist option.
  4. Now, a pop-up message will appear at the bottom of the screen from where you need to touch the Add to blacklist option.

How to unblock a number on a Realme phone

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Touch the More button (colon menu) and then select the Block and filter option.
  3. Select the number/contact you want to unblock.
  4. Now you will need to press More (colon menu) in the upper right corner of the screen and then select the Remove from blacklist option.

In the case of a saved contact, you can also unblock it directly from that contact’s screen. All you need to do is open the contact from your contact list, tap on the colon menu button, and then select Remove from blacklist option.

How to block or unblock a number on an Oppo phone

Like Realme, Oppo smartphones have a proprietary ColorOS on top of Android that offers a different list of settings to block a number over what you’ll get on a standard Android phone. the ColorOS 7 offers the same list of settings that you will get on a phone based on the Realme user interface. So the identical steps work to block or unblock a number on an Oppo phone that you can use on a Realme phone.

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Samsung also includes its proprietary One UI on Android phones that comes with different settings to allow you to block or unblock a number. Here, we describe the steps specifically for the A user interface 2.0.

How to block a number on a Samsung phone

  1. Open the Phone app and tap the Recent tongue.
  2. Select a number/contact you want to block on your phone.
  3. Tap on the “me” Which is located next to the voice and video call options.
  4. Now touch To block from the new screen showing the number/contact details.
  5. You will get a popup dialogue from where you need to tap the To block option to block the number.

How to unblock a number on a Samsung phone

  1. Open the Phone app and tap the More button (three-dot menu).
  2. Please select Settings from the menu.
  3. Hit the Block numbers option.
  4. Now you must press the button “”(Minus) button available next to the number/contact you want to unblock.

Alternatively, you can unblock a previously blocked number/contact directly from the call log. All you need to do is follow the steps you followed to block the number and then tap the Clear option on the numeric display.

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Like other OEMs, Xiaomi has its custom MIUI on Android phones that offers different settings to block or unblock a number. Here, we provide the specification of steps for the MIUI 11 users.

How to block a number on a Xiaomi phone

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Press the arrow button next to one of the numbers/contacts you want to block from the call log.
  3. Now, scroll down to see the To block on the numeric display, and then touch that option.
  4. You will receive a pop-up message from where you should press the OK to block the selected number/contact.

How to unblock a number on a Xiaomi phone

  1. Open the Phone app and tap on the hamburger option in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Tap on the Settings and then press the Blocklist option.
  3. Now, touch the Blocked number option.
  4. Now you will see the list of numbers/contacts that you have blocked on your Xiaomi phone. From there, you will be asked to select the one you want to unlock.
  5. A pop-up menu will appear from where you should touch the Clear option.
  6. Now press the Remove pop-up message option.

Alternatively, you can unblock a number/contact directly from your call log. All you need is to select that number/contact and then scroll down to find the Clear option. Tapping that option will bring up a popup message from where you need to tap OK to unblock.

Third-party apps that allow you to block a number/contact on your Android phone

In case you don’t have a native option to block a number or contact on your Android phone, or you don’t want to use the given option, there are some third-party apps that you can install to accomplish your task.

Truecaller

Truecaller is one of the popular applications which is primarily intended to provide you with enhanced Caller ID functionality using an extensive worldwide database. However, it can also be used to block a number or contact on Android devices. The Truecaller app also provides you with spam detection to help you identify junk and spam callers even when you go unattended on your phone. Also, the application is available for free. to download through Google play although it does include in-app purchases that are essentially intended to update existing functionality or unlock additional features.

Call Blacklist – Call Blocker

If Truecaller doesn’t convince you for any reason, you can go for the Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker app which offers you a blacklist, a whitelist and an SMS scheduler. It also allows you to import your existing blacklisted numbers to another device. You can download Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker app on your Android phone directly from Google Play for free. You may have to pay some money to avoid ads.

Call blocker

Call Blocker is another third-party Android app that allows you to block calls on your device. It has a blacklist, a white list, and different block models. The app also records of rejected numbers that can be useful in the future. The Call Blocker app is available to download through Google Play for free.

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