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Block A Call In Android Nougat

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by | Filed Under: Android, Security Help, Smartphones

My beloved Galaxy S4 finally gave up the ghost last week. I decided to treat myself to a Galaxy S8. My initial impression is that it is one amazing device. But since I’m dealing with a new operating system, (Android 7 also known as Nougat) there’s a learning curve.

It took me a bit to figure out how to block numbers. It’s actually MORE difficult on the newer OS than it was a few versions back. Here’s how you do it.  Open your phone app and look for the list of recent calls.


Tap on the number you wish to block. You’ll get a menu with the choice of calling, messaging, or more details. Tap details.


You’ll see this screen.


At the top right, tap the 3-dot menu icon.


You’ll have the choice to block the number and delete the calls from your history. Tap Block number. You can also choose to delete that number from your call history.


That will keep that number from calling or texting you.  As always, make sure it’s a number you actually intend to block.

~ Cynthia



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