Do you know how to block a number from any phone? If you are already tired of diverting the call (give ignore) of that operator who calls you every day at the same time or that ex that you no longer want to see in painting, the time has come to do something more forceful: block that number forever.
And that is what we want to explain to you! Find out below how to block a number from any phone regardless of the manufacturer or operator to which you are subscribed.
Blocking a call on an iPhone
Blocking calls through an iPhone is quite simple. If you are using iOS 7 or later, you can follow these steps to block voice calls, text messages and FaceTime.
Open the menu of Configuration. Then, touch Phone if you are using iOS 11 or General> Phone in previous versions. Choose Calls> Call blocking and identification> Block contact. After this step, you can block calls from anyone on your contact list.
If the number you want to block is not a known contact, there is another option available. Simply open the application Phone and touches Recent. From here, touch the cone i, next to the number you want to block and then Block this person.
Blocking a call on Android devices
Blocking a call on an Android smart phone is a bit more complicated than on Apple devices. Recall that the Android operating system gives the freedom to the different manufacturers that implement it in their phones, to customize it in their own way, which means that, the steps to block numbers may vary a bit depending on the actual phone and its manufacturer.
Block a call on Android Stock or Android One
If you are using a phone that runs Android Stock or is part of the Android One program, you have three different options to block calls.
One of them is to open the application Phone and touch the cone of three points, which is located in the upper right corner of the screen. Choose Settings> Blocked numbers and add the number you want to block.
You can also block calls by opening the application Phone and playing Recent. Choose the number you want to block by touching on it and selecting Block / Report as unwanted.
You can also block a number from the Android Messages application. Simply open the application and press and hold the contact you wish to block. Once you select it, touch the cone of Blocking (circle with a line through it) in the upper right of the screen.
Block a call on a Samsung phone
Call blocking on a Samsung is very similar to the phones with Android stock.
There are two ways to block the number on a Samsung device. If you want to enter the number you want to block, open the application Phone and select the cone of Men (They are three points). Touch Settings> Blocked numbers and add the number and voila! It is worth noting that you can also block unknown numbers from this menu, just by checking the option Block unknown calls.
The second option is to block calls from your recent calls list. For that, touch Phone> Recent. Select the number you want to block and touch the cone of Men and later Block unknown calls.
Block a call on an LG phone
Compared with other manufacturers of smart phones with Android, the process of blocking numbers in LG is quite easy. To do so, simply open the application Phone and click on the tab Call logs. Select the number you want to block and touch the cone of Men (three points) in the upper right corner, and then Block number, which appear in the drop-down menu.
If you want to check or remove numbers from your block list, open the application Phonetouch Call logs and then the cone of Men (three points). Then select Call blocking and Reject with message> Blocked numbers.
Block a call on an HTC phone
When it comes to blocking calls on an HTC smart phone, the experience is quite similar to that of an Android phone.
If you want to block a call on an HTC phone, simply open the application Phone and head to the pestaa Call History. Press and hold the number you wish to block and select Block contact or Block call. To check the numbers you have blocked, simply touch the cone of Men in the application Phone.
Block a call on a Huawei phone
Do you want to block a call on a Huawei smart phone? Things are a bit different. Huawei offers two ways to block calls.
If you want to block a specific contact, touch Phone and select the cone Contacts. Find the contact you want to blacklist and touch the cone Ms, located at the bottom of the screen. Then press Add to blacklist.
You can also choose to block numbers through the application Phone Manager. To block a call, tap Phone Manager> Block. Then, select the cone of Gear in the upper right corner and press Blacklist numbers> Add.
Block a call using third-party applications
If none of these options work for you, don't worry, there are still other options available that you can try. See how to block a number on Android, for information on third-party applications that can help you manage unwanted calls.
Blocking a call on your operator
Verizon offers postpaid customers two options to block calls. The first option allows you to block up to five numbers for a period of 90 days or less.
To use this option, log in to your Verizon account and go to the page Blocks. Select the corresponding line and go to Block calls and messages. Click on this and enter the number you wish to block. Touch save.
If you don't want to block those numbers again every 90 days or just have more numbers that you want to banish, we recommend you check the option of Verizon Smart Family Premium, which although has a value of $ 10 dollars per month, offers permanent blocking of up to 20 numbers, as well as other more advanced blocking features.
AT&T offers two services to block calls: AT&T Call Protect and AT&T Call Protect Plus. The services are part of the applications AT&T Call Protect (iOS and Android).
AT&T Call Protect allows you to block numbers manually from the AT&T Call Protect application. This service is free, however, you cannot block unknown numbers.
If you need more flexibility, AT&T offers AT&T Call Protect Plus for $ 4 per month. With AT&T Call Protect Plus, you can block unknown numbers and select different methods to handle the calls you have blocked.
Unlike other operators, Sprint allows you to block numbers quite easily. To block a number, log in to your account My sprint. Choose My Sprint> Permissions> Block voice. Touch Block only the following phone numbers for incoming and outgoing calls. Enter the number you want to block, then select Number> Save.
Unless you are in a family plan, T-Mobile does not offer a way to block calls through the operator. However, if you are in a family plan, you can add Family's asignations, a service that allows you to block numbers for a small monthly fee.
To block numbers in T-Mobile, log in to your account My T-Mobile as the primary account holder. Choose Profile followed by Family checks. Choose Family Allowances> Manage and select the appropriate number in your plan and enter the number you wish to block.
Add your number to the national Do not Call Registry
If you receive calls from many unknown numbers, it may be time to add your number to the National Registry of Do not Call (or Do Not Call) of the Federal Trade Commission. To add your number, simply go to DoNotCall.gov and register. You can add up to three numbers at once, but you must add an email address to confirm your registration.
Although FTC regularly add your number within 24 hours, service and product promoters can take up to a month to stop calling. If you continue to receive unwanted calls after 31 days, you can file a complaint with the FTC.
* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on May 20, 2019.