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How to Blacklist or Block Phone Number on Android Mobile

By Amit Bhawani / July 21, 2011 / Tips 0

Block Phone Number AndroidHow many times are you in a situation where you would like to block a phone number or not accept any call from any specific mobile phone? May be you would like to block a telemarketers number or a friends number for a selected time frame to ensure that you don’t get disturbed during your important meeting. Here is a quick tip using which you can easily black list any contact from your phone for a selected period of time.

To get started you need to tap on the contacts application and then select the specific contact which you would like to block. Next you will have to tap on the ‘Menu’ key followed by tapping on the ‘More’ option. Here you will be shown with a option called ‘Add to black list’ which would instantly block this number. Next time that specific contact tries to contact you, they would not be able to connect with you but if you try to contact that person you would be able to do that.

If you would like to unblock that number from the black list then you need to go to the same options again and select the option of ‘Remove from black list’. As simple as that, this tip is going to help you at special events. We have also created a small video on how to do this job.

Do comment below if you have any queries about this specific tip. Do make a note that this video was made using the Samsung Galaxy S2 while these options may or may not be available for your android mobile.

64 thoughts on “How to Blacklist or Block Phone Number on Android Mobile”

  1. I have a Galaxy S2, but i do not have the “more” option in the menu from a contact page…nor do i have “call rejection” as an option in my Call Setting menu…what now? And why are my menus different?

  2. This does not work for the Samsung Galaxy Y, so I was wondering if you can actually block numbers on this phone or just delete the calls. If you can block numbers could you please get back to me on how you do this.

    1. yes you will get the voice call as voicecalls are routed through different numbers and are operator based

  3. Forget all this I’m gonna get the Police to block their number. I’ve been messing around for ages trying to block some persons number and an Indian woman from Vodafone tells me I have to download something from the Android marketplace, the thing is Android phones also have a tendency to develop a problem with their WiFi as well so I can’t do f*** all! I’m never getting an Android phone again, they are hopeless. 

  4. I have worked out how to block etc etc. it’s a waste of time, tried with my
    room mate, partner, work colleagues, home phone, still receive calls,
    mms, text and video chat.
    I have a Galaxy S2 and am in Australia.

  5. I have worked out how to block etc etc. it’s bull shit, tried with my room mate, partner, work colleagues, home phone, still receive calls, mms, text and video chat.
    I have a Galaxy S2 and am in Australia.

  6. hi, i watched your video, but i don’t see an option to block a number. i’m using samsung galaxy y GT-S5360. can you help me? i can’t find any other solutions. hope to hear from you very soon. thanks

  7. hi, i watched your video, but i don’t see an option to block a number. i’m using samsung galaxy y GT-S5360. can you help me? i can’t find any other solutions. hope to hear from you very soon. thanks

  8. frnds i had lost my galaxy ace mobile…plz help hw to block my mobile r to trace my mobile plz sy frnds

  9. CANT BLOCKED CONTACTS IN MY SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE..TXT AND CALL… PLS HELP ME HOW TO BLOCK..TNX A LOT

  10. I’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Prevail. Do you have any tips or know of any sites where I might be able to get any tips about blacklisting people?
    Thanks

  11. Hi,

    I have tried this (with my home phone number) and the call still goes through to the mobile phone (S2). I have tried with several contacts and various numbers, but, the call still goes through. Does this work in the UK?

  12. How can see if the contact I blocked or added to black list has tried to call me? Will it show under missed calls? I did a test and doesn’t show anywhere. I know how to block and how to add a contact to the black. For those that dont know the difference: a blocked contact will go straigt to your voicemail when calling you; black list the contact will get a sound as if the line went dead.

  13. What Is The Point Of Telling People How To Block A Telephone Number If It Wont Work, What A Load Of Rubbish And Waste Of My Time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I have LG Optimus V and I do not have option of ‘BlackList’ just have a re-direct to Vmail, how can I block a number? Any help is appreciated.

  15. Thats My problem too!!! I have this random person calling and texting me and i dont know how to block them!
    HELP! :$

  16. Hi..i m using samsung galaxy ace s5830 i want to block a phone number but in my phone there is no option like add to blacklist so plz temme how to bolck number..

  17. hi, I have a samsung galaxy tab p1000 and couldnt find the black list Icon let alone activating it. Pls can anyone help?

  18. i figured it out! haha the contact was on the black list, but i wasnt unaware, all i had to do was go to settings and calls and see the list of people on the black list and remove.

  19. so i did block a certain someone.. but then i unlocked them.. but now they cannot make phone calls to me anymore. i can call them but they cant me and im not sure if its because i blocked/unlocked them???? or if its their phone and network..

  20. hello just wondering if you blacklist a contact from calling you does it also block txt messages from them too?

  21. Not working !! on Samsung Galaxy S2 gingerbird 2.3.4 KG1.

    I tried all the things mentioned .,Still i am receiving the call. Amit please help.

    1. It happened to me. In fact, there is one more setting to enable if you want this option to work. You’ll have to go to Settings > Call > Call rejection > Auto reject mode, and finally set “Only black list”

    1. We have clearly mentioned that this works in Galaxy S2 I9100, we will update you when its going to work on Galaxy S

    1. We are trying out the available options to see if there is any work around for other android based mobiles.

    1. We have a special trick coming up on sms blocking, if it works we will video record and publish it here.

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