We all have it happen to us at some point: we need to block someone to keep them from calling or texting us anymore. It could be a telemarketer who will not give up. Perhaps an ex is harassing you or an ex-friend will not take a hint. Some of us have toxic family members we simply have to distance ourselves from. Whatever the reason, sometimes it just has to be done.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10, there are two different ways to block a number from ever calling you again. Both are simple and only take a moment. Let me show you how to do it and how to unblock a number should you change your mind later on.
Blocking a Number Via the Settings Menu
- Tap the “Phone” icon from the Home screen.
- Now choose the “Menu” icon on the upper right of the screen.
- Tap “Settings.”
- Click on “Block Numbers.”
- Enter the full 10-digit phone number that you wish to block and then tap that plus symbol on the right.
- If you do not know the specific number but wish to block unknown calls, tap the “Block unknown callers” switch to turn this function on or off.
Blocking Numbers From Contacts or Recent Calls
This method is just as simple – and actually even more so if you decide to block someone the moment after they have called. Just tap on your Recent calls list and then choose the number you wish to block. It will take you directly to the screen to toggle the + sign to add the number to the no-no zone.
How to Unblock a Number
Let’s say you blocked a family member or old friend who had been causing you problems. Time has passed, the person has changed and made amends and you now want them to be able to call and text you again. Unblocking them is just as fast and easy as putting them on the naughty list was.
Tap on that “Phone” icon again and go back to the “Menu” you were in before. Tap on “Settings” and then click where it says “Block Numbers.” You will see a minus sign next to each number or contact you had previously blocked. Go ahead and tap that and voila! They are back in communication!
Have you ever had to block anyone’s number? For your sake, I certainly hope your answer is no and that a situation never arises where you would need to. However, now you have the tools right here to help guide you through the process quickly and without any additional stress.
Reginald E Wortham says
I unblocked a #, but it is still being blocked on my Samsung S10
Lynne Nord says
I can recieve texts from a number..and they are not blocked..yet whenever they call they get a busy signal..How do I fix this?
Cathy M. says
When I block a contact Samsung still lets the caller go to voicemail. The whole point of blocking someone is so they can’t text you, call and leave you a voicemail. If they can leave a VM they can still harass you. How do you stop that?
Arold Ikram says
Is it possible too block a range of numbers, like all numbers beginning with a certain string of numbers?
I have a couple of people that every time they try and call me on my S10+,they directly go to voicemail
Ian b says
I am having problems with auto reject on some numbers but they are not in my blocked register can you help Thanks
I also have blocked a salesman’s number, however he is still able to leave messages. How to stop those?
I have blocked a salesman’s number however he is still able to leave messages. How to stop those?
MaryLou A Quayle says
There is high or medium yellow icon(?) for those numbers so I don’t have to worry about those. Why when I block from recent calls, they ring through. How do I get the medium or high risk blocks so I can apply to recent numbers?
So I’ve got my setting for block unknown callers on for my S10 Plus and i still get calls from unknown callers. What’s up with that guys..
Kat Armstrong says
Richard – that is not an issue with your phone itself – it has to do with your carrier. I suggest you contact whomever you have service with and ask them about it.
Richard Castle says
I have a couple of people that every time they try and call me on my S10+ they get “all circuits are busy not available” what is going on??