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How to Block Unknown Numbers on Android Phones

Monday, May 30, 2022 | views Last Updated 2022-05-30T11:28:37Z

 If you’re looking for instructions on how to block unknown numbers on an Android phone, you’ve come to the right place. On Android, the option to block unknown numbers is enabled by default. However, since the Android world is so diverse, there isn’t a single solution to block unknown numbers on phones from various manufacturers. You may block unknown numbers on your phone in a variety of ways depending on the skin and interface you’re using. However, this approach will assist you in removing nuisance calls to some degree.



We’ll walk you through how to block an unknown number on your Android phone in this post. We’ll start with the options available to you if you have a Google Pixel phone or a phone that has the Google Phone app installed. It’s pre-installed on phones like the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and a few of Nokia handsets. You may also get the Google Phone app from Google Play for your Android smartphone.


Later in this post, we’ll show you how to block unknown numbers on a Samsung phone and a Xiaomi phone.


Table of Contents

How to block unknown numbers on an Android phone with Google Phone app

How to block unknown numbers on Android phone from Samsung

How to block unknown numbers on Android phone from Xiaomi


How to block unknown numbers on an Android phone with Google Phone app

Here are the steps that you can take to block unknown numbers on an Android phone that has the Google Phone app installed. Scroll down to the next section to look at the steps you can take if you have a Samsung phone.


Open the Phone app.

Tap the three-dot button from the top-right side of the dialer search bar.

Now, tap Settings and then Blocked numbers.

Turn on the Unknown option.

It is important to note that the term “unknown” on Android is not meant for the numbers that are not saved in your contacts. This is in contrast with that of the iPhone, and is meant specifically for calls that surface on you caller ID as ‘private’ or ‘unknown’.


How to block unknown numbers on Android phone from Samsung

Below are the steps you can take to block unknown numbers on a Samsung Android phone.


Open the Phone app.

Tap the three-dot menu and then select Settings.

Now, tap Block numbers.

Hit Block unknown/ hidden numbers to block private and unknown numbers on your phone.

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