How to block a number on Galaxy Note10

Millions of Samsung users are bugged by robo calls and unknown callers every year. Many of these users want to know how to stop these annoying incoming calls to stop. If you need help in this department just like them, this article should walk you through it. Knowing how to block a number on your Galaxy Note10 is easy and it doesn’t need installation of additional app. The native solution to block unwanted calls has been with Samsung Galaxy devices over the years and their position within Samsung user interface has changed. This post will show you how this procedure is one in a Galaxy Note10, which runs the latest Samsung UI.

How to block a number on Galaxy Note10

There are a number of things that you can do when blocking a number. This article will show you how to block:

  • all unknown callers,
  • a particular number only,
  • a number from Recents list, or
  • a number from your Contacts.

We’ll also show you the steps to check blocked calls and messages that are logged after setting a block. Lastly, you should know how to unblock a number in case you make a mistake, or if you don’t want it to be blocked anymore.

Block all unknown callers

The very first option that you can do is to block all unknown numbers, if that’s what you want. Keep in mind though that this is going to block all numbers not registered in your contacts. In this setup, you may be blocking legitimate calls from friends and acquaintances with new numbers.

To block all unknown numbers:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Phone app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Blocked numbers.
  6. Turn on Block unknown callers.

Block a particular number on Galaxy Note10

If you would like to only block a certain number and not all unknown callers, you can also do that. This is an effective way to get rid of stalkers or certain calls from the same, identified number. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Phone app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Blocked numbers.
  6. Tap the blinking cursor in the line that says Add phone number.
  7. Enter the number you want to block.
  8. Alternatively, you can use Recents or Contacts tabs to select the numbers.

Block a number from  Contacts list

If you only want to block a number on your Galaxy Note10 contacts list, then here’s what needs to be done:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Phone app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Blocked numbers.
  6. Tap Contacts button.
  7. Select the contact you want to block.
  8. Tap Done at the bottom.

Alternatively, you can block directly from the Contacts app itself. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Contacts app.
  3. Select the contact you want to block.
  4. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  5. Tap Block contact.
  6. Tap Block to confirm action.

Block a number from Recents tab

If you only want to block numbers that called you recently, then you can use the Recents tab. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Phone app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Blocked numbers.
  6. Tap Recents.
  7. Select the number from the list.
  8. Tap Done at the bottom.

NOTE: Remember, contacts and numbers blocked using the Phone app may still be able to leave voicemails. If you want to stop getting voicemails from them, you must escalate the issue to your carrier so they can block the number on their level.

Check calls and texts from blocked number

Although incoming texts and calls from a blocked number can no longer go through, your phone will continue to log whether the said number tried to call or text. The Phone app will continue to register how many times that number texts or calls you. If you want to check the log, you can do so easily. Keep in mind that it’s only possible to check the history of a saved number in your Contacts app.

To check call logs:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Contacts app.
  3. Select the contact you want to check.
  4. Tap History.

To check for incoming texts of a blocked number:

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Samsung Messages app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Block numbers and messages.
  6. Tap Blocked messages.

How to unblock a number on Galaxy Note10

If you decide to later on unblock a number on your Galaxy Note10, just go back to the place where you add a blocked number.

  1. Go to Home or Apps screen.
  2. Open Phone app.
  3. Tap More options at the upper right (three dots).
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Blocked numbers.
  6. Tap the red dash opposite the number you want to unblock.

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