How to blacklist or block a phone number on Android (no apps required)

  • Create a contact called Blacklist and add the number to it
  • Browse to the contact -> Click “Menu” -> Select “Options”.
  • Select “Send calls directly to voicemail”.

Yep, its that easy!

Try this one too on older phones: Settings -> Call settings -> Blacklist

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98 comments on “How to blacklist or block a phone number on Android (no apps required)
  1. Greeker says:

    LG Optimus-S

    I don’t have

    Settings -> Call settings -> Call reject ->

    Or anything like that under Call Settings…

    Dang it…

  2. Roe says:

    is there anyway i could find out if am being block? (phone)
    would i still get to hear the ring tone? if i am being block?

  3. Martin says:

    How can they create some wonders like Android and not have a built-in feature like call blocking!
    My old smartphone from Samsung has it, without any add-on!

  4. Ian says:

    I hope someone can help me with this question. Is it possible to Block numbers from specific countries?

    For example, if I wanted to block all incoming calls from the UK ’0044′, is there an app that would let me do this?

    So really, I am looking for an app that will look at an incoming call and block it depending upon a predefined filter. So, in the example I’ve given above, I’d want to block all numbers STARTING with 0044.



  5. Daisy Diaz says:

    You swear

  6. htc tatto says:

    I use free app.. phone blocker from market!

  7. Violet says:

    Thanks to Poco for resolving my problem.I can block any number I choose without any addictional application

  8. Mary Kate says:

    I have the Samsung Sidekick 4G and there’s no blacklist or blocklist or anything like that on mine.

  9. i dont hv this features in my android :((

  10. mitali says:

    how to block a no. in samsung galaxy pop (S5570)?????
    der is no blacklist option available here. plz let me know as soon as possible.

  11. Androidfan says:

    Heres how it works:

    Settings >> Call Settings >> All Calls >> Auto Reject >>

    “Enable Auto Reject” – Checked

    use “Auto Reject List”

    and add contact or number from call log

  12. creeps mcgee says:

    hi i am wondering how can i block calls on a samsung admire? the only thing i have found is to block all calls that are not on my contacts list but often times i DO need to get calls from numbers i dont have on my list. can i block just specific numbers?

  13. NJtoTX says:

    See this?

    Settings >> Call Settings >> All Calls >> Auto Reject >>

    It doesn’t exist in 2.3. Going to Call Settings has no “All Calls” or “Auto Reject.” Nothing even close.

  14. mjschmidt says:

    Obviously this feature is NOT available on all phones. I do not have it on my Nexus S. If I had to guess, I’d say either it was a 2.1 feature that was removed in 2.2 and up, or that the phones that have it, have it as part of modifications made by the manufacturer or the carrier.

    It would be nice if Google implemented this feature as part of stock Android. :-(

  15. droid says:

    I do have it on my Nexus S.

    Click Menu on that contact, then select “Options”.
    Select “Send calls directly to voicemail”.

    Just like the post says.

  16. meme says:

    On my android I go from the Home screen, click the setting button (far left), click “Call Settings”, click “All Calls”, click “Auto Reject”, check “Enable auto reject”, click “Auto reject list”, click settings button (far left), click “Create”, browse for contact you want to block, click “Save”…

    ALL DONE :)

  17. Melissa Jane says:

    On the newer droids you can simply go to the contact you want to block and click the options button and use auto reject. It blocks only the contacts you want it to. So much easier than downloading some app.

  18. nicky says:

    How 2 block number texin me or phonin me on galaxy s2

  19. Ian Carlson says:

    Doesn’t work on the Samsung Fascinate with U.S. Cellular:

  20. NJtoTX says:

    I’m using a free app now called Call Control. It has a list of numbers that it blocks, and after you get a call, you can go to recent calls and blacklist it.

  21. angela says:

    Ok i use the blacklist to block certain ppl from my phone but they still can call me from the same number that i blocked them from…how is that???

  22. tamilarasan says:

    sir i use samsung galaxy y pro mobile i dont no how i put reject call list can u pls tell me

  23. KIRAN says:

    Can ny1 tell me when we use some android app to blacklist some calls then is it necessary to continue using the internet?

    All the above mentioned ways to block unwanted calls are not present in Samsung galaxy pop GT-S5570 as already mentioned by MITALI.

  24. lora wireman says:

    I have some one calling and texting and i want to block them i have a droid razor how do i do it

  25. Amartya says:

    I have implemented the same for some bank & other insurance calls. It works like magic. Thanks for the tips.

  26. Zandile says:

    how do i create a reject list on my galaxy y it does not have auto reject

  27. king solomon says:

    its very good

  28. blah blah says:

    Sending calls to VM is not a viable reject option. Some of us are charged per-minute to call/access our VM. I don’t want to sit on VM for minutes sifting through calls for the former owner of my number. I keep getting fax machines, debt collectors and other morons calling for two chicks that owned the number prior to me (or perhaps gave someone a “fake” number which happened to be mine), so now I get spammed on this junk. It wastes my time/money answering them, and wastes my time/money deleting their vm’s. A few I answer understand and put me on their do-not-call list, but most just hang up thinking I’m the chick’s bf just trying to weasle out of her talking to them. It’s flipping annoying. Phones should have a reject list/option by default. Even a crappy little feature phone I had included a pre-built reject list you could add 20 #’s to. My android galaxy … nope. wth

  29. lucy wambui says:

    want to blacklist some contacts

  30. dani says:

    none of these options work on the droid 4 using jellybean. too many people do not have the blacklist or call reject option on their phones, i am assuming it was removed when updated, so the question is now HOW do we progress past things that don’t work and onto things that do?
    no blacklist, no call reject, now what?

  31. rukenya mbura says:

    you are complicating this process

  32. tjombe says:

    i rely want to use this application

  33. Albert says:

    I have created blacklistcall application for android. With this application you can:
    ·Block numbers
    ·Silent numbers
    ·Block unknown numbers

    It is very intuitive.


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  35. Moshiur says:


    My set is Symphony W10 , Blacklisted option is not here.

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  40. Gaius Gracchus says:

    How is sending them to VOICEMAIL any sort of REASONABLE SOLUTION!!!

    Utter Idiocy.

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  42. Thara says:

    but i dont have the option menu & option in my phone then hw to block the contact

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