How to Stop Blocked Calls on a Cell Phone

By Kenyonda Bradley

Blocking a call on your cell phone is a neat feature that many mobile phones offer. Almost everyone has received a call that they just did not want to answer, whether it was from a telemarketer or an ex-friend. These types of unwanted calls can be a headache to receive on a daily basis. Therefore, understanding how you can stop them can provide you with peace of mind.

Step 1

Locate the "Settings" tab on your phone. Depending upon the model, it may be located on the home screen of your mobile phone. However, in some instances it can be located in the "Applications" tab. Enter the "Settings" mode on your phone and click the "Calls" tab.

Step 2

Scroll through the choices located within the "Calls" tab until you find "Restrict." When prompted, enter the number or type of calls that you would like to restrict. For instance, if you would like to restrict blocked numbers or private calls, simply choose that selection.

Step 3

Follow the prompts until you receive confirmation that your changes were accepted. Make a test call from another phone to confirm the change in settings. Using a land-line, dial *67, followed by your cell phone number. A recorded message will be played to all blocked or private callers informing them that the recipient is not taking calls at the moment. If you receive the recorded message, then you have successfully blocked those callers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Contact your mobile phone provider and inform the representative that you will like to restrict calls from your phone if you do not have this particular feature available.