How to Disable Incoming Calls on a Cell Phone

If you ever get annoyed of being bombarded with a ton of calls at the worst times, you don't have to shut off your phone to ignore them. Every cell phone will allow you to disable incoming calls. Some phones can even disable specific calls, numbers or names. This feature is convenient because it allows you to keep your phone, texts and voicemail under your control.

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Open your phone's menu.

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Go to "Settings."

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Go to "Security."

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Click on "Call Restrictions." This may also be called "Call Barring" or another term that your cell phone uses.

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Scroll down and choose "Incoming Calls." All incoming calls will now be restricted. You should also have the option to disable other types of calls.