How To Block Calls on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

How To Block Calls on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

The increasing popularity of smartphones has also led to an increase in spam calls. And then there are some folks who you’d like to just block outright. If you are new to the Android world or more specifically, this is your first time using a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8, and you are wondering how to block calls and messages from a specific contact, check out the steps mentioned in this article.

The way Samsung has designed its call blocking mechanism, you will have to block a contact to stop receiving calls and messages from them. You cannot only block calls from a particular contact while still being able to receive messages from them. Nonetheless, this might not be a big deal for many and this is what many people would want in a majority of the scenarios anyway.

How To Block Calls and Messages From a Contact on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Step 1: Open the Phone/Dialer app on your Galaxy S8 or Note 8 and head over to the ‘Recents’ tab. From here, tap on the number/contact name you’d like to block followed by Details. 

Step 2: From the screen that comes up, tap the 3-dot overflow menu button located on the top-right corner and select the Block number option.

Step 3: Confirm your choice from the pop-up that comes up by selecting Block.

Phone numbers/contacts blocked will be denoted with a stop icon. To unblock a contact, simply tap the 3-dot overflow menu button again and select the Unlock number option.

Alternatively, if you want to block a phone number/contact by manually entering their details, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open the Dialer app, tap the 3-dot overflow menu button on the top-right corner of the screen followed by Settings. Head over to Block numbers option under Call Settings.

Step 2: You can now manually enter a number you’d like to block or select a contact from your phonebook. All numbers you had blocked previously will also show up here.

If you want, you can also block calls from all unknown numbers i.e. numbers not stored in your phonebook by enabling the Block unknown callers option.


Pretty easy, ain’t it? Now you can block those pesky callers who bug you for no reason at all.

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  • Antonio Rivera

    Blocking calls from “Unknown Numbers” only blocks calls with no caller ID or show no number. It does not block calls not in your contact list or in your phone book.