Are you tired of having people you don’t want calling you trying to reach you? We all have that person in our life that we wish would just stop calling and texting. Or, maybe — for some crazy reason — your number has been chosen to be the number that all of the telemarketers try to get in touch with, whether that be for credit card offers, marketing offers, useless product offers, and more.
Either way, if you’re having troubling with those annoying telemarketers, or you have a friend or family member that you want to put on your block list, there’s a few ways that we can put an end to these problems. If you follow along below, we’ll show you how can you block numbers on your Samsung Galaxy S9.
Do Not Call
If you’re trying to get rid of telemarketers, the first way to put a stop to them is to use the national Do Not Call List. You’ve probably heard of this registry a million times, but might’ve not thought to actually put it to use. This list is handy because, once you register your number on there, it will tell marketers that you don’t want unsolicited telemarketing calls.
It’s worth noting that there’s only one Do Not Call registry, and that is the one that is handled and managed by the Federal Trade Commission. We should also let you now that the Do Not Call registry accepts registrations from both cell phones and land lines. Lastly, registering on the FTC Do Not Call list is completely free, costing you nothing.
The first step to signing up for the Do Not Call registry is to navigate your browser — on your computer, smartphone or tablet — to www.donotcall.gov. Once the site is loaded, click on the orange button that says Register Your Phone. On the next page, you can click the orange REGISTER HERE button.
Next, enter your phone number into the phone number field. You can register three phone numbers at a time. You’ll also want to enter your email address or addresses in the E-Mail Address field. Your email address is required in order to process the registration. On the next page, you’ll need to verify your information, and if you find that it is correct, simply hit the REGISTER button.
The last step is to navigate to your email, and click on the confirmation link that the FTC sent you. It can take up to 72 hours to receive, but also be sure to check your spam folder. Once you click the confirmation link, your number is registered on the Do Not Call list, and you should stop getting unsolicited phone calls.
Blocking Specific Numbers
Blocking specific numbers on your Samsung Galaxy S9 is pretty easy. The first step is to tap on the Phone app, and then you can tap on the Menu button. There, you’ll see a dropdown, when the dropdown appears, click on the Settings option.
Now, you just need to click on the Block Numbers option. Here, you can enter in a phone number that you want blocked. Confirm your decision, and that number won’t be calling you anytime soon.
You can also add a number to your reject list from your Contacts book. Open your Contacts list, and then search for a contact or number that you want to block. You can simply tap the number that you want to reject, or you can add that contact to the reject list.
Maybe you’ve had a change of heart and are feeling bad for blocking a number. Or, maybe you blocked a number on accident, and their calls aren’t coming through anymore! Luckily, it’s quite easy to unblock a number. Tap your Phone app again, and press the Menu button. When the dropdown appears, click on Settings. Next, navigate to the Blocked Numbers option. To unblock a number, simply tap the red minus sign to remove a contact from your blocked list.
Call Blocker Apps
You also have the option of using a Call Blocker app to block calls. It’s a little more involved to get it setup, having to search for and download an app, but they work virtually the same way, possibly with a few extra features. If you want to go this route, any call blocker app will do. Just open up the Play Store and search for “call blocker.”
As you can see, it’s quite easy to block a number on your Samsung Galaxy S9! If you followed all the steps correctly, you are successfully blocking those numbers that you don’t want calling you!