SMS texts can be pretty annoying. Even though it delivers fast information, this can be used excessively for the purpose of commercial advertisement. Some people can spam you sending unwanted SMS. Due to this iPhone and other android phones have implemented a lot of features to block the unwanted call. This offers the users more privacy and bestows luxury of choosing who can contact them and who cannot.
This post will go through step by step process and will show you how you can block call and SMS on your Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.
How to Block Call and SMS on iPhone
iPhone comes with inbuilt call and SMS blocking feature. This gives you the luxury of blocking a call that you consider unwanted. By blocking any number, you will be restricting the person from calling you or texting you. The process of blocking a number is simple as the feature comes in-built with the device.
Follow the Steps below:
– To block a number you need to go to the stock phone feature of the phone.
– From Phone option, you need to find the number you want to block in Recent call history or in Contacts.
– In the recent call history, once you have found the number, click on i option near the given number.
– From the contacts list, just click on the name and scroll down, you will see Block this Caller option.
– Once you have clicked on the contact menu of the phone, you need to choose the number which you want to block.
– When you click on Block this Caller, it will ask you to confirm with Message “Block This Contact“. Click on this and you are done with Call and SMS Blocking in iPhone. See below image.
– This will help you restrict the person from calling you, messaging you or Facetime calling. However, the contact will not vanish from the contact list. It will show in the list, but, you will not receive any message or call from the person.
Block Spamming Text Messages
The method to block contact works really well when it comes to blocking individual numbers. However, if you want to spam an advertiser, this will not work well. You will continue to receive text messages from the individual. However, the good news is these people can be blocked as well.
– You need to go to message app to block the spammers.
– Now, you need to select the message that comes from the spammer.
– If you wish to block the spammer you will have to go to the right-hand corner and scroll to find the option Details.
– You will find a phone icon here. To go ahead you need to click on this icon.
– You need to go down on the menu and click Block Caller. This too will restrict the caller from calling or sending you any text messages.
How to block a phone number on Android Phone
The need of this features on all devices come after some spammer, telemarketers, and unwanted callers annoy you on daily basis. So why you suffer from these unwanted calls and messages. Just block them!
Most of the Android phones which are in the markets have their specific way to block the numbers. The manufacturers didn’t have a general way to use this features as this needs to be incorporated into their software.
Hence we are sharing the method to block a call on specific devices which varies from phone to phone.
Block Call on Google Pixel or Nexus 6P:
There are two ways to do this.
- 1st way: Go to your Phone App, find the no. and long press holds on it and select “Block number”.
- 2nd way: Open Phone app, Tap on 3-dot “i” icon on top right corner and select settings. Scroll down, and hit “Call blocking”
Block Call on Samsung Devices:
- Open the Phone app.
- Select which number you want to block and hit “More” (located on the top-right corner).
- Select “Add to Auto-Reject List”.
- To remove or make more edits, go to Settings > Call Settings > All Calls > Auto Reject.
Block Call on LG Devices:
- Open the Phone app.
- Tap the 3-dot icon (top-right corner).
- Select “Call Settings”.
- Select “Reject Calls”.
- Tap the ‘+’ button and add the numbers you want to be blocked
Block Call on HTC Devices:
- Open the Phone app.
- Press and hold the phone number.
- Select “Block Contact”.
- Select “OK”.
- You can remove them from the blocked list on the People app.
How to Block Call and SMS in Windows Phone
To block a call and SMS in windows phone is a new feature which is recently added after Lumia Amber update. Before this is there is no such kind of call and SMS block feature in Lumia phones. In comparison to Android, this feature is present and also truecaller for Android also supports this feature.
Call+SMS filter feature really helps for the people who want to block some unwanted call and message request. Most people want to block some sales people call because they irritate while working.
1. Once you have updated your phone with Lumia Amber Update, then you can find this feature in settings options in 2nd last position.
2. So now Go to Call+SMS filter option in settings. Now you will see below image after opening the option.
3. Now switch on Block Call+sms as you can see in above image.
4. Now go to your contact list and long hold the number by click on it and you will see the “block this number “. Click on it.
5. Now you will be asked to block this number. Just press ok and the number will be blocked.
6. To check the blocked number again go to settings, call+sms filter option and click on the blocked number as in the step-1 image. You can see the blocked number list in below image.
7. Now to remove the number from blocked list, long press the number and click unblock option as in below image.