How to block a phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7, 8 and 9)

Tired of getting annoying unwanted calls or text messages?

Want to stop a phone number from calling or texting you?

This tutorial will show you step by step how to block and unblock a phone number on Samsung Galaxy phones that have Android 7, 8 and 9.

This tutorial works for all Samsung Galaxy phones that have Android 7 (Nougat), Android 8 (Oreo), and Android 9 (Pie), such as the Samsung Galaxy J2, A3, J3, J4, J4 Plus, Note 5, J5 Pro, A5, J6, J6 Plus, A6, S6, S6 Edge, A7, J7 Pro, S7, S7 Edge, J8, A8 Plus, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, A9, S9, S9 Plus, S9 Note, and all other types.

How to check the Android version on a Samsung Galaxy phone

1. Open settings.

2. Tap on About phone (located at the bottom).

3. Tap on Software information.

4. The number you see under Android version is the version number of the Android operating system on your phone.

How to block a phone number that called you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Phone app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on RECENTS to open your recent call list.

3. Tap on the phone number you want to block.

4. Tap on Details.

5. Tap on the 3-dots menu icon located at the top right (next to SHARE).

6. Tap on Block number.

7. Tap on BLOCK to confirm the blocking.

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number that called you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Phone app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on RECENTS to open your recent call list.

3. Tap on the number you want to block.

4. Tap on Details.

5. Tap on Block number located at the bottom right.

6. Tap on BLOCK to confirm the blocking.

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number that texted you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Messages app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on the text message of the number you want to block to open the message.

3. Tap on the 3-lines menu icon located at the top right (next to the phone icon).

4. Tap on Block number.

5. If you want you can select Delete conversation.

6. Tap on OK.

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Phone app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the top right of your phone's screen.

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Block numbers.

5. Enter the number you want to block.

6. Tap on the (+) icon.

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a contact on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Phone app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on CONTACTS to open your contact list.

3. Tap on the contact you want to block.

4. Tap on Details.

5. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the top right of your phone's screen.

6. Tap on Block contact.

7. Tap on BLOCK to confirm the blocking.

The contact is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this contact from now on.

How to unblock a blocked phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

1. Open the Phone app.

samsung galaxy android 7 phone and messages app

2. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the top right of your phone's screen (next to the microphone icon).

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Block numbers.

5. Tap on the (-) icon located next to the phone number you want to unblock.

The phone number is now unblocked and you can receive calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number that called you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Phone app.

Phone app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Go to Recents (recent calls list).

Recent phone calls on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

You can find Recents at the bottom of your phone's screen.

3. Tap on the phone number you want to block.

4. Tap on the ⓘ (information) icon.

View information of phone number on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

5. Tap on ⊘ Block located at the bottom right of your phone's screen.

Block a phone number on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

6. Tap on Block to confirm the blocking.

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number that texted you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Messages app.

Messages app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Tap on the text message of the phone number you want to block to open the message.

3. Tap on Block number located at the top right of the message.

Block a phone number that texted you on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

Or tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the top right of your phone's screen and then tap on Block number.

Messages option button on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

4. If you want you can select Delete conversation.

5. Tap on OK.

Block a phone number that texted you on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a phone number that texted you on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Messages app.

Messages app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Long-press (tap and hold) on the text message of the phone number you want to block.

3. Tap on Delete located at the bottom of your phone's screen.

Delete message on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

4. Select Block.

5. Tap on Delete.

Block a phone number that texted you on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to automatically block unknown phone numbers on a Samsung Galaxy (9)

1. Open the Phone app.

Phone app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button next to the search icon. This can be located in the middle right or top right of your phone's screen.

Phone app options on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Block numbers.

5. Tap on the switch button next to Block unknown callers.

Block unknown callers on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

Now you won't receive any calls from unknown phone numbers from now on.

How to block a phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Phone app.

Phone app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button next to the search icon. This can be located in the middle right or top right of your phone's screen.

Phone app options on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Block numbers.

5. Enter the number you want to block.

6. Tap on the + icon.

Block a phone number on Samsung Galaxy Android 9 by entering it manually

The phone number is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this number from now on.

How to block a contact on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Phone app.

Phone app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Go to Contacts (your contacts list).

Contacts list on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

You can find Contacts at the bottom of your phone's screen.

3. Tap on the contact you want to block.

4. Tap on the ⓘ (information) icon.

Contact information button on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

5. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the top right of your phone's screen.

Contact options button on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

6. Tap on Block contact.

Block a contact on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

7. Tap on Block to confirm the blocking.

The contact is now blocked and you won't receive any calls or messages from this contact from now on.

How to unblock a blocked phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

1. Open the Phone app.

Phone app Samsung Galaxy Android 9

2. Tap on the ⋮ (3-dots) options button at the middle right or top right of your phone's screen (next to the search icon).

Phone app options on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

3. Tap on Settings.

4. Tap on Block numbers.

5. Tap on the - icon located next to the phone number you want to unblock.

Unblock a phone number on Samsung Galaxy Android 9

The phone number is now unblocked and you can receive calls or messages from this number from now on.


References:

YouTube: How to block a number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 7 and 8)

YouTube: How to block a phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)

YouTube: How to unblock a phone number on a Samsung Galaxy (Android 9)