Some time ago we already wrote a comprehensive tutorial on filtering incoming calls on Android. Now it’s time to explain how to block calls from strangers on iPhone with the latest version of iOS. Note that in this guide you will find a lot of fresh and useful tips related to filtering and rejecting incoming calls including voice calls from unknown people in WhatsApp and Telegram messengers. We took all our iPhones, did some experiments and wrote this guide based on the results. All screenshots taken on iOS 13.5. Looking ahead, we hasten to say that iPhone handles privacy much better that Android when it comes to rejecting and filtering incoming calls.
Here is the guide on how to block all incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts on Android phone: stock Android, Huawei, Xiaomi.
It’s quite simple to block a single caller on Android but what to do if you are attacked by a squall of calls from different strange phone numbers? Of course, you may ban them one by one but you will continue to receive unwanted calls from yet a new number each time.
In this case the white-list technology will help you out. You need to block all stranger (callers whose numbers are not added to your contacts) but let all your contacts easily reach you.
In this article we will explain how to block strangers using the built-in phone apps and do the same using third-party call managers.
As you might know, nearly a half of all incoming calls are spam nowadays. Telemarketers use various tricks to get to you: sometimes they change the phone number to a local one, another time they try to hide the number to make you curious about who is calling you from private number and answer. The only goal, as a rule, is to sell you some product or service. In most cases it is reasonable to block anonymous callers, especially on your child’s mobile phone. In the latter case, you should do your best to protect children from the threats and evil jokes that often come from unidentified callers. First of all, you should always remember one simple thing: if you get an incoming call and the number is hidden, the callers have certain reasons to stay anonymous. Personally I never answer calls with “No caller ID” and try to block them if my current phone gives me such an option.
Here is our step-by-step guide on how to block annoying calls from unknown phone numbers on Android. Below you will find detailed guides on how to do this on various devices running different versions and ROMs including stock Android, OneUI, OxygenOS, EMUI, MIUI, etc.
If you own a OnePlus phone of any generation, you might know that there is no possibility to block calls from unidentified numbers (private, unknown, hidden) out of the box. If you search for the solution on the Internet you will possible find a lot of forum posts suggesting to install some third-party apps from dubious developers. Some of these apps are paid, some are free but will bother you with their ads. But the worst thing about call blocking apps that they often can’t actually block all unwanted calls including calls from unknown and private numbers.
Not so long ago, I also bought a OnePlus phone and quite soon I noticed that I could not block spam calls from restricted numbers. I was unpleasantly surprised and began to look for a solution to fix the issue. Surprisingly, I found a solution from Google. And by the way, it’s free and without ads.
Some time ago we explained how to reject all unknown callers using the DND mode. But frankly it was a workaround rather than solution. And here is the good news: finally iOS 13 brings us another marvelous feature that makes your iPhone automatically reject all unknown callers. It works according to a simple algorithm: if the phone number of an incoming caller is not in Contacts, Messages or Email, it will be immediately rejected and you will hear no sound. Read how to activate it.
In one of our previous tutorials we explained how to clear the whole call history. But sometimes you may want to delete a single caller from the recent calls list but you don’t want to clear the whole log. For instance, you wish to remove the phone number you’ve dialed by mistake because you don’t want to redial it once again. It is obvious that you won’t add it to your contacts with a name “Stranger. Don’t call” 🙂 That’s why you need to remove it from your Recents. In this guide you will find how to delete a single call record from the Recent Calls log on various phones with different Android versions and UI skins: Pixel, Galaxy, Huawei/Honor, Xiaomi/Redmi and Meizu.