How To Block A Number on Galaxy Z Fold 4

Are you constantly getting spam calls or calls from unknown numbers on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4? There is a feature you can use to block unknown numbers, block spam calls, or even block contacts on your Galaxy phone. If you are interested on how this is done, then check out the steps below.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a premium Android device that has an outer display and a in inner display. When folded it can be used just like a smartphone and when unfolded it can act like a small tablet. This is ideal for individuals who want a large mobile phone that can easily multitask between different apps.

Using the blocking feature of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4

Using the blocking feature

Have you ever gotten calls or text messages from a particular number only to find out that it is spam? This can be an annoying experience which can waste your time. The best way to deal with these types of numbers is to block them.

Here’s how it’s done.

Block contact from the Contacts app on your Galaxy phone

Tired of receiving calls or messages from one of your saved contacts? You can block the person from the contacts app.

  • Open Contacts.
  • Tap the contact you wish to block.
  • Tap More.
  • Tap Block contact.
  • Tap Block to confirm.

Block a phone number from the phone app on your Galaxy phone

If you keep on getting spam calls or messages from a number that’s not saved on your contacts list, then you can block unknown numbers from the phone app. Take note that this also works for numbers saved in your contact list.

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap More options (the three vertical dots). Tap Settings.
  • Tap Block numbers.
  • Tap Add phone number
  • Enter the phone number you want to block.
  • Tap the Add icon (the plus sign) to register the contact to your Block list.

You can also block unknown numbers from the call log. Go to the Recents tab of the phone app then tap the corresponding phone number you want to block. Tap on details then tap block.

Block contacts from Samsung Messages app on your Galaxy Z phone

If you don’t want to receive text messages from someone, then you can block unknown numbers or contacts from the Samsung Messages app.

  • Open the Samsung Messages app
  • Navigate to a conversation with the number you want to block.
  • Tap the number or name at the top of the screen.
  • Tap Block number.
  • In case the Block number option doesn’t appear, tap the Details icon.
  • Tap More
  • Tap Block or Block contact.
  • Tap Block to confirm.

Using the Smart Call feature to block spam calls

The Smart Call feature allows your phone to automatically block unknown numbers from any numbers that are not in your Contacts list. Once this feature is activated, you won’t be bothered by spam calls or other unwanted calls again. Take note that this feature might not work in some carriers.

Before activating this feature make sure your phone is running on the latest software update.

  • Go to your phone Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap Software update.
  • Tap Download and install.

Turning on Smart Call blocking feature

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap More options (the three vertical dots), Tap Settings.
  • Tap Caller ID and spam protection.
  • Tap the switch to turn it on.
  • When your phone rings, the Block number and Report number options will appear at the bottom of the screen.
  • Tap Block number to add the number to your Block list or tap Report number if you feel the call is fraudulent, and then select a category, such as General Spam, Scam or Fraud, or Telemarketer.
  • Tap Report when you’re finished.

Unblock numbers or contacts on your phone

If you want to remove a desired phone number from the block list, then here’s how to do it.

  • Open the Contacts app
  • Tap the contact you wish to unblock.
  • Tap More
  • Tap Unblock contact.

Another way to do this is by tapping the phone icon then tap on more options (the three vertical dots), then tap settings. Tap Block numbers, and then tap the Delete icon to remove the corresponding phone number from your Block list.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why do I still keep getting calls from spam numbers even when I have blocked them?

    It's likely that this might be caused by a software glitch. Try restarting your phone then check for any new software updates available.

  2. Will call blocking work on third party phone apps?

    There is a possibility that the call blocking feature will not work if you are using a third-party phone app. You need to contact the third-party app developers for assistance with such applications.

  3. What happens when a call is blocked?

    When a call is blocked, it is routed directly to voicemail if you have this service activated.

  4. How do I prevent callers from leaving voicemail?

    You need to contact your carrier directly for instructions on how to prevent spam callers from leaving a voicemail.

  5. If I unblock a number, will I get their previous text messages?

    Unfortunately, you won't get their old text messages.

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Chad Buenaflor

Chad has been in the tech industry since 2000. He has a degree in Electronics Engineering and is interested in the hardware and software side of technology. Initially working for a Japanese semiconductor company as a Test Engineer for nearly 10 years, he then pursued his passion for internet technology by working for the support team of Time Warner Cable then finally joining TheDroidGuy as one of their troubleshooting and tech writers. On his free time he plays his favorite games on his PC, Xbox Series X, and Android phone.

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