Restricted calls can be very annoying and there is an easy and simple way to block.
Read below to look for the easiest way to block restricted calls on iPhone and Android phones.
Cell phones are really helpful devices until you end up getting irritated because of them. The one major reason why people end up getting annoyed is when they keep getting unnecessary calls. These can be either restricted or spam calls. Read below to learn how to block restricted calls.
What Are Restricted Calls?
In this day and age, there are lots of features that a person can use on their mobile phones. These features can prove to be helpful or annoying. One such feature is the restricted call option.
Sometimes people can tend to turn this feature on and call you. When you get a call from a restricted number, the caller has chosen to hide their identity from you, also this prevents you from being able to keep a track of who’s calling.
This feature can be an invasion of your privacy. There are ways for you to block any such calls. Keep reading to learn how to block restricted calls.
For iPhone Users
- Through Call Log
The first method is through the call log. We would suggest this method first because it is the easiest and there isn’t a lot that you have to do.
Whenever you get a call, either from a known or an unknown number, you will be able to find it in your call log or your call search history.
If you have recently received a call from a restricted number and didn’t attend it then it will be highlighted in red.
If you do attend the call, it should be in your call history as well. Moreover, the best part about choosing this method is that you will not have to add that number to your contact list.
You can simply block it from there right when you get it. Firstly, go to your main screen. Next, select the green call logo at the bottom left-hand side of the screen.
Once you do that, you will be shown your call log or your call history. These include calls you’ve made, missed, and attended.
Simply look for the restricted one. Once you find that number, you can see a tiny (i) at the right-hand corner of the screen. Press the (i). This will show you more details about the phone call. Scroll down till you get right to the end.
There, you will be able to see an option that says Block Caller in red. Click it. As a result, you will not be receiving any more calls from this restricted caller.
- Through Settings
There is another option to do this. Head to the systems on your phone. This will be the grey gear icon. Press on it. Search the option that says Phone and press on it.
Look for the option that says Call Blocking and Identification. When you press on it, you will be shown a list of all your contacts. Simply choose the one you want to block.
Further down the list, there will be an option that says Block Contact. Here you can add a contact that’s not in your contact list and block it.
For Android Users
Don’t worry if you don’t have an iPhone. There is an option to block callers for android users as well. If you are operating a Samsung then you will probably need this method.
First of all, start by going to your call log. Look for the restricted caller. Copy the phone number or jot it down in your notes and then copy it. Once you have the number you can move to the next step.
While staying in the call history log, look for the three dots. These dots might be present on the top right-hand side of the screen. Press on it. It will give you three to four options.
Press the one that says Settings. You will be shown more options. From these call related settings, press on the one that says Blocked Contacts or Blocked Numbers.
Next, choose this option and you can proceed further. There, you can see all the numbers that you have blocked. There is also another option in that same section.
You will be able to see an option that lets you add a new contact. You might see something written like Add New Contact or you will be given the bar to type in a new number.
Press on it and enter the number from the restricted caller. Lastly, confirm and you will be done. There! You just blocked an unwanted caller on your android phone.
Lucky for android users there is also another option.
If you want to block all calls from unknown or restricted options, next go to the settings option and toggle on the option that says Block Unknown Callers.