Detailed instructions on how to block or unblock a phone number on the Samsung Galaxy S20 are provided below.
Not all of the calls that you receive are the calls that you would prefer to receive.
However, in today’s world, it is unavoidable to receive unexpected and unsolicited phone calls, whether they are from an insurance company, robocalls, or a telemarketer attempting to increase sales by offering specials.
While this may not seem like a big deal to some, others are concerned about their personal privacy and feel that this is.
If you are a member of the latter group and would like to stop receiving these types of phone calls, all you need to do is make a few adjustments to the way your phone processes and filters calls.
INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION
When a call is blocked, it is routed to voicemail instead of being answered.
It is possible that the call blocking feature will not affect phone calls made through third-party apps that have been installed on your device.
If you need assistance with such applications, you should contact third-party app developers.
You will learn how to do the following things in this tutorial:
- Unknown numbers should be blocked.
- Gain access to numbers that have been blocked
- Numbers are blocked and unblocked.
The Most Effective Method of Directly Unblocking Phone Numbers Stored on Your Phone
A phone number for that individual should appear on your phone’s Blocked List if you have manually blocked that individual’s telephone number.
If you want to manually unblock them, you can do so by going to that list and selecting them from it.
What is the procedure for unblocking a phone number on the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+?
Method No. 1 consists of the following steps:
1. To open the Phone app, select it from the Home Screen by tapping on it.
2. The menu option can be found in the drop-down menu (this is the 3 vertical dots on the upper right hand of your screen)
3. Make a choice from the drop-down menu that appears.
4. Block Numbers can be selected from the drop-down menu.
For your convenience, each and every one of the blocked numbers will be displayed on the screen at the same time.
5. It is possible to select and unblock a phone number by tapping the minus (-) sign next to the number you wish to unlock.
Method No. 2: Unblock the Number Through Contacts
1. Alternatively, you can select the Contacts icon from the Home Screen.
2. Locate the name of the contact who you wish to unblock and write it down.
3. Press the small I button on your keyboard.
4. Toggle between the three vertical dots.
5. Unblock is the option to choose.
Method No. 3 Steps When Contact is Still
The following options are available in the contact called you and the number is still on your recent call list:
1. From the Home Screen, select the Phone icon to call someone.
2. Locate the person who needs to be contacted.
3. Simply press it once.
4. Press the small I button on your keyboard.
5. To activate the three vertical dots, press the space bar three times.
6. Select unblock from the drop-down menu.
How To Block Incoming Calls
Unknown numbers that you want to block.
To turn off the block numbers feature, go to the Block numbers screen and toggle the Block unknown callers switch.
Steps in Block Incoming Calls
Calls from a specific number are blocked.
Follow these steps to prevent incoming calls from a specific phone number:
Keep in mind: That you can block any incoming call that has not been added to the reject list by touching and dragging the red Phone icon to the left.
To reject the call while also leaving a message, select Reject call with message and drag up from the bottom.
1. Select the Phone icon from any of the Home screens.
2. If necessary, select the Keypad tab from the drop-down menu.
3. To access the Call settings, press the Menu key followed by the Call key.
4. Call rejection can be accessed by tapping it.
5. If necessary, select the Auto to reject mode from the drop-down menu. Toggle the switch to 6. “On.” The Switch moves to the right and changes color to green.
7. If necessary, select Auto reject mode and then Auto reject numbers from the drop-down menu.
8. Select the Auto reject list from the drop-down menu.
9. Select Create from the drop-down menu.
Choose one of the options from the list below:
- Add a Contact to the list
1. Select the Contacts option from the drop-down menu.
2. Select Contacts from the drop-down menu.
3. To add a contact to the list, tap on the name of the person you want to add.
4. Save your work by pressing the Save button.
- Add a phone number that is already in the call log.
1. Tap the Contacts icon, followed by the Logs icon.
2. Select the number you wish to reject by tapping it.
3. Save your work by pressing the Save button.
4. Please enter a number.
How To Block Number
Put a number in a block
- Open the Phone application on your phone.
- Toggle between More and More, and then The history of the phone call.
- To block a call from a specific number, press the call button.
- Select Block spam or Report spam from the drop-down menu.
- Observation: If visual voicemail is turned on, blocked callers will not be able to leave
- voicemails. Learn how to enable visual voicemail on your phone.
Unknown numbers should be blocked
- Open the Phone application on your phone.
- More More can be found by tapping More More.
- Blocked numbers can be found under Settings > Blocked numbers.
- The unknown should be enabled.
- Calls from private or unidentified numbers will be blocked as a result of this setting. You will
- Continue to receive calls from phone numbers that are not saved in your contacts list despite this setting.
Our Final Thoughts
Nothing and no one will hold your decision to block a specific person from contacting you against your will, for whatever reason you choose.
Individuals may wish to block business calls when they leave the office, but they may wish to re-engage with business when they return the following morning. Knowing how to both block and unblock your phone can be extremely beneficial!
Have you attempted the procedures outlined above?
Do you have any suggestions for additional steps?
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly happens when you block a phone number on an Android device?
The person will not be notified that their phone number has been blocked in any manner.
A call from a blocked number will result in one ring before the call is routed to voicemail for the caller.
It is not possible to receive text messages sent to you from a blocked number.
What can I do to prevent blocked phone numbers from leaving voicemail messages?
However, while there is no setting on Android that will prevent someone from leaving a voicemail, you can contact your wireless provider and request that they block a specific number from getting through..
Will blocking a phone number notify the person who called that they have been blocked?
Relax! The blocked number will not be informed that they have been blocked by your device.
You will simply cease receiving phone calls and text messages from them.
Is there a limit to the number of phone numbers that can be blocked on my phone?
The amount of time that can be blocked varies from phone to phone.
It is possible that some devices allow you to block an unlimited number of numbers, while other devices may have their own limitations.
What is the best way to view messages from blocked numbers?
The menu icon (three vertical dots) is located in the upper-right corner of the Android Messaging app. Select Settings > Blocked messages from there.