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How to block calls and texts on an Android phone


There’s a reason why “how to block calls and texts” is such a common question for Android users. Unwanted messages are annoying, and there’s no single straightforward fix. We’ll show you the best ways to block those pesky spammers and crazy ex-girlfriends/boyfriends.

We recently added a dedicated guide for blocking calls and texts on an Android phone. In this guide, we cover all the methods you can use to block restricted calls, block calls from people you know, block SMS, and much more. There are three main ways to block calls and texts:

  1. Block with your phone’s built-in settings
  2. Best apps for blocking calls and texts
  3. Block through your carrier

Check out our full guide for all the details. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for the major phone manufacturers and carriers, as well as a healthy list of great blocking apps. The page will be updated when new methods are introduced or old methods get changed.

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Read: How to block calls and texts on an Android phone

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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