No matter how often you make phone calls, everyone has received an unwanted call at some point. Maybe it’s a political challenge during the election season, a telemarketer who just won’t let go. a phone scammer, or even a former lover you no longer want to talk to. If this has become a problem for you, there are apps you can download to fix the situation; let’s look at some!
Try blocking numbers on your device first
First on Android stock (although it might work for others), try blocking the scam number from your call history list. Open the application » Telephone» and go to the list » Recent calls» (usually indicated by a clock icon). Long press on the number you want to block and select Number block.
When using this method, calls are automatically ignored and all voice messages from the intruder are deleted immediately. Thus, they are out of your sight!
To block a number that isn’t in your recent calls list, open the Phone app and click the three-dot overflow menu in the top right corner (top in the search bar). Select » Settings», and then » Call Blocking » . Here you can add any number or contact to your blacklist, achieving the same effect as above.
If your phone does not have this option due to phone manufacturers settings, try blocking them as a contact. If the person you want to block is not in your contact list (probably for robots), just create a new contact called «Ignore» or «Blocked Callers» and add the number to it. After that, go to the application » Contacts» (sometimes called » People» ) and go to the new contact. Tap the pencil icon at the top right of a contact, then open the three-dot menu.
Now you can check the box All calls to voicemail suppressing all calls from this user. To keep these numbers from cluttering up your contact list, add each number you want to block as an alternate number for the same contact — then they will all be blocked under the same name. Caller rejection of voicemail is annoying and not ideal, but at least you won’t be disturbed by the call.
Can’t get any of these methods to work? If you have a Samsung device, try opening the » Additionally» in the Phone app, and then go to » Settings» > «Call blocking» where you can add numbers to the block list. For LG devices, tap the three-dot overflow menu in the Phone app and go to » Settings»>»Reject call»>»Reject calls from» and add some numbers.
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In my case, I would not like to block Unknown numbers because I have family members, the number is hidden by default, but if you have a problem with callers or something else, this setting might help you.
Once you’re in the app, there aren’t many settings on your end. On the home screen, you can enable/disable app protection completely, or change your lock settings by clicking the » Lock enabled» .
Here you can change your selection earlier, as well as block international numbers or any numbers that are not in your contacts (probably not a good idea if you get a lot of business calls). To add your numbers manually, just click » Numbers» on my block list and add any number you want.
Download: Mr. Number (Free) on the Google Play Store
Call blocker free
Call Blocker Free is an app similar to Mr. Number, but gives you a few other controls. The call blocker does not have general categories such as «Mr. number», so it allows you to add numbers to the white list. When you first launch the app, you’ll see places where the app collects blocked calls (and texts if you’re below Android 4.4 KitKat), but it won’t do anything until you set it up. Go to the right tab which looks like a funnel to get started.
You can add numbers to black list (numbers that are not allowed) and white list (numbers that are always allowed) by touching their field and pressing the white plus in the upper right corner of the screen. You can add numbers from your call history, contacts, recent text messages, or just enter them manually. Once you’ve set up these numbers, it’s important to make sure that blocking mode on the funnel page is customized to your liking because that’s how this app stands out.