Get tips on How to Unblock a Phone Number If you don’t want to get calls from a certain phone number, you can block it. When the number tries to call you, your phone declines the call automatically. When you block someone’s calls, you also block their ability to send you texts.
After you’ve blocked someone’s phone number on your cellphone, you may later decide that you need to unblock the number. Here is how.
How Block a Number
Open your Phone app.
Tap More ⁝. Call history.
Tap a call from the number you want to block.
Now, tap Block/report spam.
Tip: If visual voicemail is on, blocked callers cannot leave voicemails.
Next to the number you want to unblock, tap Clear Unblock.
Tip: Any calls you got from the number while it was blocked won’t show in your call history.
How to Block Unknown Numbers with Different Phones
1: Using the Google Phone App
Open the Phone app. It’s the icon of a phone receiver on the home screen. If you don’t see it there, check the app drawer. This method should work on any Google, Motorola, OnePlus, or Lenovo phone.
Tap ☰. It’s at the top-left corner of the screen.
Scroll down and tap Blocked numbers. A list of blocked phone numbers will appear. (If you don’t see this option, return to the Phone app and tap ⁝(at the top-right corner), select Settings, then Call blocking).
Tap the number you wish to unblock. A confirmation message will appear.
If you see a small Xto to the right of the phone number, tap that instead.
Tap UNBLOCK. Calls from this phone number will once again come through to your phone.
2: Using a Samsung Galaxy
Open the Phone app. It’s the phone receiver icon typically found near the bottom of the home screen.
Tap ⁝. It’s at the top of the screen.
Press or Tap Block numbers.
Tap the – (minus) next to the number you wish to unblock. This removes the phone number from the blocked list.
3: Using an HTC
Open your HTC’s phone dialer. It’s the phone receiver icon typically found on the home screen.
Tap ⁝. It’s at the top-right corner of the screen.
Tap Blocked contacts. A list of blocked numbers will appear.
Press/Click and hold the number you wish to unblock. A menu will expand.
Tap Unblock contacts. A confirmation message will appear.
Tap OK. The selected contact is now unblocked.
4: Using an Asus Zenfone
Open the Phone app. It’s the phone receiver icon typically found on the home screen.
Tap ⋯. It’s at the top-right corner of the screen.
Tap Block List. A list of blocked contacts and phone numbers will appear.
Press Remove from the block list. A confirmation message will appear.
Tap OK. This contact or phone number is no longer blocked.
How to Block and Unblock a Phone Number on iOS
Since we’re talking about a different operating system, the steps are also different.
However, there’s no need to worry, since it’s also very simple.
From your Home screen, open the Phone app
Go to the Recents tab
Tap the circle with an “i” inside, next to the phone number or contact you want to block
Scroll to the bottom of the screen
Tap Block this Caller
If you want to unblock a number, follow these steps:
From your Home screen, open the Settings app
Go to any of the Phone, Messages, or FaceTime sections. Any of these will work, but let’s go with the iPhone, since it’s easier to explain
Tap Call Blocking & Identification (for Messages or FaceTime, you can tap Blocked)
In the upper right corner of the screen, tap Edit
Tap the red circle with a minus on it, next to the number you want to unblock
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