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How to Block a Number on Smartphone: Guide

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Smartphone are a very important part of our lives. They are with us pretty much all the time. If you are frustrated with such calls and looking for a way to block them or you just want to block a particular number, we are here to help. We have compiled a list of simple ways using which you can block a number on your Android phone.

Google has by default provided the option to block an individual phone number or a particular contact on an Android device.

Now, if you’re ready to block someone’s number, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to block a number from an Android phone.

Google, Android One, Android Go, or stock Android phones

How to block a number on a Google, Android One, Android Go, or stock Android smartphone

  • Open the Phone app on your smartphone.
  • Now, select a call from the number that you want to block.
  • Tap Block/ report junk option.
  • A pop-up message will now appear on you screen. You just need to tap Block on that message.


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

How to unblock a number on a Google, Android One, Android Go, or stock Android smartphone

  • Open the Phone app on your phone.
  • Tap the More option.
  • Now, go to Settings > Blocked numbers.

How to block a number on an LG phone

  • Open the Phone app on your smartphone.
  • Now, tap the Call blocking & Decline with a message option.
  • Select the Blocked numbers option.
  • You’ll now need to tap the “+”(plus) icon from the top-right side of the screen to add numbers to the blocked list.


If you don’t want to go through the aforementioned steps, you can block a number on your LG phone simply by long-pressing it from the call log.

How to unlock a number on an LG smartphone

  • Open the Phone app on your smartphone.
  • You’ll now need to tap Call blocking & Decline with a message.
  • Select the Blocked numbers option.
  • A pop-up message will appear from where you’ll need to tap the Remove option.

Similar to other OEMs, Xiaomi has its custom MIUI on Android phones that offers distinct settings to block or unblock a number. Here, we’re providing the steps specification for the MIUI 11 users.

How to block a number on a Xiaomi phone

  • Open the smartPhone app.
  • Press the arrow button next to one of the numbers/ contacts that you want to block from the call log.
  • You’ll get a pop-up message from where you need to press the OK button to block the selected number/ contact.


How to unblock a number on a Xiaomi phone

  • Open the SmartPhone app and tap the hamburger option from the bottom-left corner of the screen.
  • Now, tap the Blocked number option.
  • You’ll now see the list of numbers/ contacts you’ve blocked on your Xiaomi phone. From there, you be required to select the one you want to unblock.
  • A pop-up menu will appear from where you need to tap the Unblock option.
  • Now, press the Remove option from the pop-up message.

Alternatively, you can unblock a number/ contact directly from your call log. Tapping that option will bring a pop-up message from where you need to tap OK to unblock.

Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker

If you aren’t convinced by Truecaller for any reason, you can opt for the Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker app that offers you a blacklist, whitelist, and an SMS scheduler. You can download the 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

The Call Blocker app is available for download through Google Play for free.

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