How to View All Blocked Numbers on Android

How to View All Blocked Numbers on Android

You lead a busy life. The last thing you need is sales calls or, worse, calls from scammers. But they can happen from time to time.

That’s why the Block feature on your phone is a great help. It filters out unwanted calls without having to pause your life to handle them again and again. But what happens if you accidentally block a number or want to unblock a number? You will no doubt need to know where to look on your phone to view the blocked contacts list.

This article explains how to find and unblock phone numbers on your Android phone.

how to view blocked numbers on android

View blocked numbers from the Phone/Contacts app

There are a few ways to view your blocked numbers list on an Android phone. Each phone user interface may have a slightly different version of these instructions. But in general, one of the easiest ways to view your blocked list is to follow the instructions below:

  1. First, go to your phone’s home screen and open your Phone app. It’s usually a telephone receiver icon unless you’ve personalized it on something else.
    Remark: Some Android phones do not have a separate Phone app. Tapping this icon may automatically display the contact list with a keypad to dial in the corner. That’s fine for these purposes.
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner. Of course you can also go to the device settings.
  3. If you tap on the three lines or dots, you will see another menu appear. This is the Settings menu for your phone. Scroll down until you get to the Blocked Numbers option and select it.
    Remark: Some users may need to tap Settings and then Blocked.
  4. Some Android phones call the same feature Call Blocker or something similar. Tap the entry that contains the word Block or a variant thereof. These are the blocked numbers on your phone.

As you can see, you can also manually add songs to the list by tapping the Add option. You will not receive calls or texts from numbers in this list. But if you see a song added by accident, there is an easy solution for it.

To remove a phone number from the blocked numbers list, tap the “X” to the right of the phone number to remove them from the blocked numbers list, or press and hold the number, then select Remove at the bottom. Your phone may ask you to confirm the lock first. Confirm the deletion and you will receive calls and texts from that number again.

View blocked numbers from text app

Another way to view your blocked numbers is through your text app. Here’s what to do:

  1. Tap the Settings menu in the top right corner of the screen. It is usually shown as three lines or three vertical dots.
  2. When you open the new Settings menu, you will see a list of options. Tap Blocked.
    Remark: Some users need to tap Settings and then Blocked.
  3. You can dive further into your Blocked Numbers from this list by tapping the Settings icon again and selecting Blocked Contacts.
  4. If you don’t have the Spam Protection feature, your phone may just have the Blocked Contacts option. Tapping it will take you back to the same page you see when you view it through your phone app.

Now you can see which numbers you have blocked from texting.

View blocked messages

Some Android users have automatic spam blocking features. Fortunately, it is quite easy to check those. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app and tap the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Tap Blocked numbers and spam.
  3. Finally, tap Blocked Messages.

Now you will see that all messages are automatically blocked by your phone’s anti-spam software.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ability to block phone numbers is an excellent feature. If you have more questions about it, read on.

Can I block an area code from calling my Android phone?

It may be easier to block the entire area code if you receive calls (especially spam) from a specific area code. Unfortunately, there is no native option to block area codes on Android. However, you can download a third-party app from the Google Play Store.

How do I add new numbers to my blocked list?

If you want to add more numbers to your blocked list, there are a few ways. The instructions may also vary slightly depending on the phone model you are using or what version of Android you are using.

First, you can add a number directly from the calling app. Tap the number you want to block and tap the i icon. From here you will see the option to block the number.

Another option is to block the block list number itself. As mentioned briefly, you can add numbers to the block list via Settings. Tap the + icon or tap To addand then enter the phone number.

Finally, you can block numbers from within the texting app. You will often receive text messages from numbers that are not phone numbers. Fortunately, blocking numbers from within the texting app is quite simple. Open the message and tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner. Then tap Block contact.

Can I remove a phone number from the block list?

Absolute! You can easily remove a phone number from the block list by using the instructions above to find the phone number. Then tap the sign next to it.

With great power…

One last word about putting numbers on your block list:

You can’t call or text that contact, but it works both ways.

You can’t call or text them either.

Think carefully before you decide to ban someone from that blocked numbers list. Are you sure the song belongs on that list?

Banning someone can be an easy solution right now. But you may miss important calls in the future.

Have you ever had to block a number on Android? Have you used the methods described above? Let us know in the comment section below.

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