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How to block a number on any Samsung phone

Stop spammers, strangers, telemarketers, and other annoying callers.
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March 7, 2022

Spammers, strangers, telemarketers, and other unwanted callers can get annoying. The easiest way to get rid of unwanted calls is to block the number. Thankfully, there are multiple ways to block a number on Samsung smartphones.

Note: Some of the steps in this guide were put together using a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra running Android 12. Remember some steps might be different depending on your device and the software it’s running.

Quick answer

If you want to block a number on a Samsung smartphone, the simplest way to do so is from the Contacts app. Launch the Contacts app, find the person you want to block and select it, and select More > Block contact > Block.


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How to block and unblock numbers from the Samsung Contacts app

Samsung’s Contacts app is the simplest way to block (and unblock) phone numbers using your Samsung handset. The only problem is that you need to have the number added as a contact for this method to work. If it’s a number you want to keep around, follow the steps below to block or unblock contacts.

How to block a number on Samsung Contacts

  • Open the Contacts app.
  • Find the contact you want to block.
  • Tap on the contact.
  • Hit More.
  • Select Block contact.
  • Confirm by tapping Block.

How to unblock a number on Samsung Contacts

  • Open the Contacts app.
  • Find the contact you want to unblock.
  • Tap on the contact.
  • Hit More.
  • Select Unblock contact.

How to block and unblock numbers from the Samsung Phone app

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The Samsung Phone app gives you more freedom to block numbers. You’re no longer limited to stored contacts, and can now stop any number you wish.

How to block a number on the Samsung Phone app

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap on the three-dot menu button.
  • Hit Settings.
  • Select Block numbers.
  • You can toggle on Block unknown/private numbers if you want no strangers calling you.
  • It’s also possible to type in the number and tap on the + button. Additionally, you can use the Recents and Contacts buttons to find numbers easily.

How to unblock a number on the Samsung Phone app

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap on the three-dot menu button.
  • Hit Settings.
  • Select Block numbers.
  • You can toggle off Block unknown/private numbers if you want to get calls from strangers.
  • You’ll see a list of blocked numbers in the lower section. Hit the (minus) button next to it to unblock it.

How to block numbers through your carrier

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Samsung devices make it straightforward to block and unblock numbers, but a device-specific method isn’t always the best solution. Carriers often offer their solutions to block numbers, which is helpful for those who switch devices often and want to keep numbers blocked when they do.

Guides for blocking numbers using carrier methods

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Third-party apps

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Android apps make it possible to do pretty much anything. There are plenty of call blocker apps in the Google Play Store. Of course, we can’t tell you how to do it on every single app available, but we can redirect you to our list of the best call blocker apps for Android.


Do you need more help blocking numbers? We have general guides for blocking numbers on other Android devices and stopping spam calls from reaching you.