The technological advancements have come as a big boon to the communications industry. The greatest gift of these technological advancements to the human being is the invention of a mobile phone. From the incoming of mobile phones in our lives, it has become too easy to connect with people. Regardless of place, time or what the person on the other side is doing, we can easily connect with the person we want in no time. However, this facility of connecting with people in no time has been proved to be so much disturbing in some of the cases. Many times in a day, you get the numerous unwanted calls that can easily distract you from your work. Moreover, sometimes it becomes unbearable to get these calls again and again. You may have asked to yourself many times that there has to be any solution to this problem. Then we will say, Yes, there is a solution to your problem, blocking of that phone number. But do you know how to block a phone number? If not, do not worry, because the solution to your problem is given in this article. Hence, just sit back, relax and acquaint yourself about the numerous ways you can use to block someone’s phone number.
Ways To Block The Phone Number
There are not one but many ways to block a phone number through your phone. You also have the option to block single number or all the calls that you receive on your phone. Let us have a look on those methods one by one.
If You Want To Block All Of Your Calls
It is impossible in the majority of the case to block all the calls altogether in most of the phones. However, there are some high-end phones from the world-renowned mobile phone brand Samsung which has a feature to block all the calls at once for some time. In this way, your phone becomes a dead device and hence, you can focus on your work without facing any distraction from your phone. Some of the phones with this feature include Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5 and some more. To accomplish this task, just follow the simple path shown below:
Go to Settings>My Device>Blocking Mode>Disable Incoming Calls
Once done, all your calls will be blocked at once. However, there is one more exception, which you get in these devices. It is that you can select some of the contacts or groups, which are important to you, to remain unblocked and hence, you will receive the calls from those numbers or groups even when you have disabled all the calls.
If You Want To Block Specific Caller
This is another option to block the phone number. However, in this method, instead of blocking all the calls at once, you just block some specific callers from whom you do not want to receive the calls.
It is not so difficult to block the calls individually; you just have to follow a simple path and then you are done. To start the process, just go to your contacts list and tap on the three dots that you can see at the top right corner of your screen. Once done, follow this path:
Go To Settings > Call> Call Rejection > Auto Reject List > Create
After following this path, your Android phone will show you a search box. Just insert the phone number or the name of a person you are willing to block and bam. The phone number or the name that you have just entered will automatically be added to the Auto Reject List of your phone.
To Block Number From The Call Log
Apart from the above-mentioned method, you could also block the phone numbers or names from the call log of your phone. This enables you to block the incoming calls that you do not want to receive. It is extremely easy to block the phone numbers or names through your call log. Just select the number that you want to block and press on the three dots, which you can see at the top right corner of the screen. Once the menu is open, select the option that says ‘Add To Auto Reject List’. Doing so, will add that particular number in the list of auto-rejection, and that number will be blocked and hence, you will not receive the calls from that number in the future.
Other Ways To Block Numbers
Use Android Apps To Block Calls
If you do not want to go with any of the afore-mentioned methods, numerous apps are available in the play store or the Android Market. Downloading any of these apps will do the work of blocking the number for you and prevent the person calling you.
The majority of the calls blocking apps that are available in the play store are free, however there are some of the apps for which you may have to pay a certain amount only then you will be able to install it. Some of the famous number blocking apps for which you can go for are Mr. Number (Free), Call Control (Free), Extreme Call Blocker ($6), and many more.
If you have decided to use any app for blocking off the numbers, before downloading the app, do not forget to read the reviews carefully, especially if it is a paid app. Only then go ahead and download it.
So, these were some simple ways for blocking the unwanted phone numbers or names. Choose the method according to your convenience, as all the methods are equally effective.