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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro – How to Block Calls

Posted by Arch on May 8, 2019

Most of us have sometimes wished to block some of the incoming calls we keep receiving. Perhaps there is someone in your life you just don’t want to hear from. Blocking calls is very useful, regardless of whether the reasons are personal or you wish to shake off pestilent telemarketers and poolers.

Luckily, there are a few very simple ways to block the calls you don’t want to receive on your Galaxy J7 Pro.

Block Calls Using Contacts App

If the number you wish to block is in your contact list, you can use the app to block all incoming calls from that number. Take the following steps to block a number in your Contacts:

  1. Launch Contacts App

When you open the Contacts app, swipe until you find the one you want to block and tap on it.

  1. Tap Details

Open the Details menu by tapping on the small round icon next to the contact you want to block. This opens the contact info, where you’ll see three little dots. Tap on those three dots to launch the Menu.

  1. Block Contact

Tap on Block Contact in the Menu and tap Block again to confirm.

Block Calls Using Phone App 

You can also use the Phone app on your J7 Pro to select the calls you wish to block. This app also allows you to manually enter the number you want to block.

  1. Launch Phone App

Enter the Phone app as you would when making a call and then tap on the Menu. The Menu is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  1. Select settings

When you’re inside the Call Settings menu, tap on Block Numbers to make a selection.

  1. Select Blocking Method

The Block Numbers menu offers three different options to block numbers or callers. You can do the following:

  • Block Unknown Callers

Simply toggle the switch next to the Block Unknown Callers on and all incoming calls from unknown numbers will be blocked.

  • Block a Phone Number

Enter the exact phone number you want to block into the designated bar and tap plus to add the number to the Block List.

  • Block from Contacts

 You can also enter your contact list and block callers from the Phone app. You should do the following: 

  1. Select Contacts Icon

  1. Tap Contacts

Swipe to find the contact you want to block and tap to add it to the Blocked List.

Activate Samsung Smart Call

Samsung Smart Call is a native app that lets you block or even report unwanted calls. On top of that, the app provides information about the incoming calls from numbers that are not in your Contacts.

This intuitive app records all user reports regarding unwanted calls so you can easily see which incoming calls you should ignore.

You can turn on the Smart Call app in a few simple steps:

  1. Launch Settings App

When you are inside the Settings menu, swipe to Advanced Features and tap to open it.

  1. Go to Caller ID and Spam Protection

You should switch the toggle next to Caller ID and Spam Protection on to activate the Smart Call.

To Wrap Up

Beside the above-mentioned methods, there are a few other third-party apps that let you filter unwanted calls. However, these methods are usually enough for most users. But if the annoying caller keeps getting through to you, it’s advisable to contact your carrier for help.

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