How to block unknown numbers on Android phones from Google, Samsung, Xiaomi

Deepak Gupta January 9, 2022
Updated 2022/01/09 at 11:39 PM

Looking for information on how to block unknown numbers on an Android phone? Google, by default, offers the option to block unknown numbers on Android. However, as the Android world is heterogeneous in nature, there is no way to block unknown numbers on phones from different manufacturers. Different skins and interfaces have different ways you can block unknown numbers on your phone. That said, this guide will help you get rid of unwanted links to some extent.

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

You also received ways to block unknown numbers on a Samsung phone and a Xiaomi model 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 for steps you can take if you have a Samsung phone.

  1. Tap the three-dot button in the upper right corner of the dialer search bar.

  2. now play settings and then blocked numbers.

  3. Turn on the Unknown option.

It is important to note that the term “unknown” on Android does not refer to numbers that are not saved in your contacts. This is in contrast to the iPhone and is specifically intended for calls that appear on your caller ID as ‘private’ or ‘unknown’.

How to Block Unknown Numbers on Samsung Android Phone

Below are steps you can take to block unknown numbers on a Samsung Android phone.

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu and select Settings.
  3. now play block numbers.
  4. Hit Block unknown/hidden numbers to block private and unknown numbers on your phone.

How to Block Unknown Numbers on Xiaomi Android Phone

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

  1. Phone open.
  2. Tap the three-dot button on the search bar.
  3. Select settings from the menu.
  4. now play Unknown to block all calls from unidentified callers.

In addition to the standard ways, there are different third-party apps, including Truecaller, that help block unknown numbers on your Android phone.

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