How to Block Calls on Your Android Phone

By Dan Gookin

If your Android phone lacks an option to divert a contact’s calls to voicemail, check for a Blocked Calls feature. Try these steps to block incoming calls:

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap the Action Overflow icon or the MORE button.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Tap the Call Blocking item.
    On some phones, you then choose Block List; otherwise, you see a list of numbers or contacts that are currently blocked.
  5. Type a number to block, or choose an annoying number from the call log or contacts list.

You might also see a master control on the Block List screen that lets you banish any anonymous calls, which is a great way to deal with telemarketers.