How to Block Phone Numbers & Contacts on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Block Phone Numbers & Contacts on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

This tutorial will show you step by step how to block phone numbers and contacts on a Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphone.

This will block all unwanted incoming calls and SMS text messages coming from the phone number or contact you block.

This tutorial works for all Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones, including the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520 and all other types.

How to Check if Block Call & SMS Filter is Enabled

All Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile smartphones have a call and sms filter.

This filter allows you to block incoming calls and SMS (text messages) from contacts and other phone numbers.

On Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 phones the filter is called "Call & SMS Filter" and on Windows 10 Mobile phones it's called "Block and Filter".

The first thing you will need to do, is to check if this filter is turned on (usually it's enabled by default).

Call & SMS Filter on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Settings".
    • Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Settings
  2. Open "call + SMS filter".
  3. Check if the "call + SMS filter" is turned on. If not, then turn it on now.

Block & Filter on Windows 10 Mobile

  1. Open "Settings".
    • Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows 10 Mobile Settings
  2. Open "System".
  3. Open "Phone".
  4. Tap on "Choose apps" located at the bottom.
  5. Check if "Block and Filter" is selected in the bar under "Calling & Messaging". If not, then select it now.
    • Block & Filter Option in Windows 10 Mobile

How to Block Contacts & Phone Numbers on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Call History

  1. Open "Phone".
  2. Open your call history.
  3. Long press on the number and choose "block number" and if you want to block a contact, then long press on the contact and choose "Block contact".

Windows 10 Mobile Call History

  1. Open "Phone".
  2. Open your call history.
  3. Long press on the number and tap on "Block number" and if you want to block a contact, then long press on the contact and choose "Block contact".
  4. Tap on "Block" located at the bottom.

Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 & Windows 10 Mobile Messages

  1. Open "Messaging".
  2. Long press on the message and choose "block number" and if you want to block a contact, then long press on the contact's message and choose "Block contact".

How to Unblock Blocked Phone Numbers & Contacts on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Settings".
    • Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Settings
  2. Open "call + SMS filter".
  3. Open "blocked numbers".
  4. Long press on the number you want to unblock and then tap on "unblock".

Windows 10 Mobile

  1. Open "Phone".
  2. Tap on the three dots located at the bottom right and choose "Blocked calls".
  3. Tap on the three stripes located at the top left and choose "Block list".
  4. Long press on the number you want to unblock and then tap on "Unblock number".

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