How to block a phone number on Google Pixel under Android 8, 7. Block calls and texts

You can use a block list feature if you want to block unwanted calls and text messages from a specific caller on Android. Today we will show how to add a phone number to the black list on Google Pixel under Android 8 or 7. Also read about how to review your blocked numbers list and unblock a certain caller.

After you blocked someone on your Google Pixel you won’t receive neither a sound nor even a blink of your display when the blocked subscriber tries to call you or send a text. You won’t see missed calls on your “Call history” list. You won’t see texts from banned numbers in your Messages app either. All calls from the blocked phone number will be rejected – the caller will hear the “busy” tone.

block phone number on Google Pixel under Android 7.1

Your phone number has been blocked – call rejected

How to block a phone number on Google Pixel under Android 8 or 7

  1. Tap the Phone app: Phone app Android 7.1.1
  2. Go to “Call History” (a.k.a. Recents).
  3. Tap on the phone number you would like to block calls and text from.
  4. Select “Block/report spam”: block phone number on Google Pixel
  5. Tap on “Block”: block phone number on Android 7

How to review the block list on Google Pixel

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap on the menu icon at the top right corner: phone app menu
  3. Select “Settings”: Phone app Settings Android 7
  4. Tap on “Call Blocking”: call blocking Android 7 Here you can see all blocked numbers: blocked numbers Android 7

How to unblock a number on Google Pixel

This is even easier. And you have two ways to do it.

Method 1

Go to block list (described above) and remove number: unblock number from the black list

Method 2

Go to the recent calls, tap on the blocked number (if it is still there) and tap “Unblock”:

unblock number in Phone app Android 7

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