When it comes to blocking calls we can be specific, that is, suppress the access of numbers or, on the contrary, we can perform this task for all calls that arrive at our device. This is everyone's choice.

Obviously blocking all calls is something more radical, but sometimes we may have no choice, for example, if we want to concentrate on the study and they do nothing but get calls to us.

Everything we do can be reversed, so if we block all calls for a while, once we decide we can receive them again without problems.

Let's see what are the ways to block calls on the different types of devices we have today to receive this type of communication.

Block calls from an Android mobile

If we own a mobile phone with the Android operating system, we have ways to get them not to bother us with calls we don't want.

These functions, as they could not be otherwise, can be activated or deactivated to the taste and needs of each one.

In Android, we are presented with several possibilities when it comes to restricting calls since we can block those that come from unknown numbers, block a specific number or make no call arrive at our terminal.

We are going to do everything from the Phone application or the Agenda in some terminals. Obviously, depending on the phone we have, the situation may vary slightly depending on your customization layer.

  • We open the Phone application of the terminal, that is, the one that we always press to call.
  • Then we click on the three dots that appear in the upper right corner of our screen to go to Filter Rules.
  • Once inside we must click on Call filter rules.
Lock filters called Android

Now is where we're going to look at the different options we have to block different types of calls.

It is a really good thing to be able to choose several forms of blocking because then each one will use the one that best suits them.

  • Block all calls: in this case, it does the blocking of any call made to our mobile, except for the numbers that we have in our trusted list.
  • Filter unknown numbers: if we activate this filter, all calls of which the phone number is unknown will be rejected.
  • Filter private/retained numbers: in this case, any number that is private or that does not appear will not be able to call us either.

In addition, Android allows us to block calls from specific numbers. For example, if we have a phone number that calls us continuously, making jokes, or just calling for calls, we will always be able to block it, but for that, we need to put it on our Blacklist or Block List.

To use the Block List we must return to the Filter Rules screen and we will see how there is a specific section for this list. If we enter inside it will indicate the numbers that have been blocked previously, if there are any, in addition to an add button at the bottom.

If we click on Add we can incorporate different ways to block, such as:

  • Add manually: that is, put ourselves the phone number.
  • Filter prefix– Phones with that prefix will be blocked.
  • Add from contacts: we will add our contacts to the blacklist.
  • Add from calls: in this case, we can block numbers that have called us.
  • Add from messages: if some unwanted number has sent us a message, this is the place to block it.
Android Lock List - Options

Block calls from an iOS mobile

If we need to block any contact so that you can't call us back on iPhones, we're also going to be able to get it.

We will add them to a kind of blacklist and in this way, they will not be able to contact us no matter how much they call.

  • Let's go to the Phone app.
  • At that time we opened the Agenda.
  • Now we go to the contact that we want to stop calling us and click on the information icon.
  • We move down until we can click on Block this contact.

Block calls from a landline

The normal thing to block a number on the landline is to talk to the operator and indicate the precise data for them to block the call option.

On the other hand, there are also some cases in which this task can be done without having to call, but, by the app or the client part of the website of the operator itself, we have the possibility of placing certain numbers in a list by which they can not call us.

There is also an interesting option, but that depends on whether your operator has it active or not. Some time ago it worked in most cases and is as simple as using the code *60 and then typing the phone number we want to block, all this with the landline off the hook, of course.

As we tell you it may work for you as if it gives you an error. If so, it is best to ask the company that supplies you with the fixed-line what code or systems they use.

Block on calling apps


As you well know WhatsApp also serves to make calls and is the most used messaging app in the world, it is advisable to know how to get certain numbers that can not communicate with us through this application.

To achieve this we only need to perform the following steps:

  • We open a WhatsApp conversation that we have had with the contact we want to block.
  • Click on the three points in the upper right corner and then go to More.
  • Now select Block.
  • At that time we will see that we can Block, Cancel or Report and Block. Now everyone who chooses the one they want, but in principle with blocking would be worth it.
Block on WhatsApp


The other great option when it comes to app calling is Telegram, the most direct competition of WhatsApp.

In this app, we can also block a contact and we will do it as follows:

  • We opened Telegram.
  • Tap on the three lines in the upper left corner and go to Settings.
  • We open Privacy and security and then Calls.
  • Within calls, we have several options such as choosing who can call you (all, My contacts or Nobody), add exceptions to the previous rule, or with whom we can use Peer-to-peer.
Block on Telegram

This is the way we can do to block calls on the different types of systems we have to receive them.

As you've seen on all devices we can assign a lock to someone so they can't communicate with us anymore.