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How to Block Unknown Numbers on Android Phones from Google, Samsung, Xiaomi

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Looking for information on how to block unknown numbers on an Android phone? Google provides an option to block unknown numbers on Android by default. However, since the Android world is of a heterogeneous nature, there is no one way to block unknown numbers on phones from different manufacturers. Different skins and interfaces have different methods by which you can block unknown numbers on your phone. Having said that, this guide will help you get rid of unwanted callers to some extent.

In this article, we are going to elaborate on the steps you can take to block an unknown number on your Android phone. We’ll start with the steps you can take if you have a Google Pixel phone or a handset with the Google Phone app installed. It comes pre-installed on phones including the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and various Nokia smartphones. You can also download the Google Phone app to your Android device from Google Play.

You are also provided with ways to block unknown numbers on Samsung phones and Xiaomi models later in this article.

How to Block Unknown Numbers on an Android Phone with the Google Phone App

Here are the steps you can take to block unknown numbers on an Android phone that has the Google Phone app installed. Scroll down to the next section to see the steps you can take if you have a Samsung phone.

  1. Tap on the three-dot button from the top-right side of the dialer search bar.

  2. Now, tap Adjustment and then blocked number,

  3. turn on Unknown the option.

It’s important to note that the word “unknown” on Android doesn’t refer to numbers that aren’t saved in your contacts. This is in contrast to the iPhone, and is specifically for calls that show up as ‘private’ or ‘unknown’ on your caller ID.

How to Block Unknown Numbers from Samsung to Android Phone

Below are the steps you can take to block unknown numbers on Samsung Android phones.

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu and then select Settings.
  3. Now, tap block number,
  4. Kill Block unknown/hidden numbers To block private and unknown numbers on your phone.

How to block unknown numbers on an Android phone from Xiaomi

Follow the steps available below to block unknown numbers on an Android phone from Xiaomi. We considered a phone based on MIUI 12.5 to go through the steps in detail. However, if you have a different MIUI version on your device, there may be some changes.

  1. Open the phone
  2. Tap on the three-dot button from the search bar.
  3. Choose Adjustment from menu.
  4. Now, tap Unknown To block all calls from unknown callers.

Apart from the default methods, there are various third-party apps including Truecaller that help you block unknown numbers on your Android phone.

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