How to block a phone number on a Samsung phone

Whether you're receiving unwanted sales calls, fallen victim to phone scams or just can't cope with your popularity, there might be lots of reasons to block unknown callers on your Samsung smartphone.

In this guide, we'll be looking at three different ways to block a number: the steps you can take on the phone itself, third-party call-blocking apps, and also what your network can do to help. The screens you see will differ from handset to handset – but all the information is in roughly the same place!

 

1. Using the Settings menu

Your Samsung phone has its own method for stopping unwanted callers in their tracks. Follow the steps below to find out how to automatically reject an unwanted phone call:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap the Phone icon.

2.

Tap More or the Menu icon, then tap Settings.

3.

Tap Call blocking/Call rejection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4.

Tap Block list.

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You have several options to block incoming calls. Type a phone number, or tap to pick a contact or a recent caller to block.

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You'll also see an option to block anonymous or unknown callers.

2. Using a number blocking app

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There are a variety of apps in the Play Store that can help you control the calls coming through to your Samsung Galaxy smartphone, including:

If you're still struggling with problem callers even after following the instructions above, try installing one of these apps.

3. Contacting your mobile network

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By contacting your network, you can put a stop to unwanted calls before they get anywhere near your handset.

This can be a bit of a long process if you're being called from a variety of phone numbers – but is a sure-fire way of getting the problem addressed by someone.

Here's how to get in touch with the most popular UK network providers:

Hopefully that's you sorted, but if you need any more help from a Team Knowhow expert you can get in touch with us here.

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