How To Block Robocalls On iPhone And Android


We’ve all had our fair share of robocalls, and we all know that they can be extremely annoying. In this blog post, I will give you some tips on how to block robocalls.

How To Block Robocalls On iPhone And Android:


  1. Put your name on the FTC’s do not call registry
  2. Report Unwanted Calls
  3. Use Nomorobo’s Robocall Blocking Service
  4. Use a Google Voice Number with Nomorobo
  5. Use Anonymous Call Rejection
  6. Block certain numbers on your phone


Put Your Name On The FTC’s Do Not Call Registry:


How To Block Robocalls On iPhone And Android


One of the best ways to block robocalls is to put your name on the do not call registry (for U.S. residents).


The do not call registry gives you the ability to register all your phone numbers and it will help to prevent unwanted solicitors and telemarketers from calling your numbers.


It’s free to register with the do not call registry, and you will have the ability to register cell phones and landlines. After registering, you will receive significantly fewer robocalls.


If you’re not sure whether or not your number is already registered, you can check on the “Verify My Registration” page on their website.


If you’re not a U.S. resident, you can check the Telephone Preference Service website to find out if they have a service that’s similar to the do not call registry in the U.S.


Report Robocalls Calls:


After your number has been on the do not call registry for 31 days, you can report any unwanted robocalls that you may receive.


The agency cannot act on your particular complaint, however, it will suggest some steps that you can take and it will collect all the information that you provide.


You can go to the Report Unwanted Calls page on the do not call site to make the report.


Use Nomorobo’s Robocall Blocking Service:


If you would like to reduce the number of robocalls that you get on your landline. And your phone service uses Voice Over IP (VoIP) technology and it’s on the list of supported providers, you should consider using Nomorobo (No More Robocalls).


This is a free service that significantly reduces the number of robocalls you will receive.


The service will answer the robocalls on your behalf and perform a search to determine whether or not the number that’s calling you is on the list of blacklisted robocallers. Or on a whitelist of legitimate callers.


To find out more about Nomorobo and to find a list of phone carriers who support it, you should visit their website.


Use A Google Voice Number With Nomorobo:

Use A Google Voice Number With Nomorobo


This method can work even if your cell phone provider does not support Nomorobo. You can port your phone number to a Google Voice number and then you will be able to use it with Nomorobo or another call screening service.


Visit the Google Voice Page to find out more about the features and functionalities of a free Google Voice number.


Use Anonymous Call Rejection:


You can use the default call screening and anonymous call rejection of your phone company to reduce the number of robocalls you receive.


This will work even if your phone provider does not support Nomorobo. However, this feature primarily works on landlines and most cell phone providers do not support it.


Nevertheless, you can contact your phone provider to find out if they offer these features.



Block Certain Numbers On An iPhone:


Block Certain Numbers On An iPhone

If you get multiple robocalls from the same number you can block the number on your phone. If you have an iPhone you can do this by following the directions below:


  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Go to Recent Calls
  3. Select the Info icon next to the number
  4. Tap the link to Block the caller
  5. Select Call block
  6. Tap OK





Block Certain Numbers On An Android:


Block Certain Numbers On An Android

If you have an Android phone, the method for blocking numbers will vary based on your phone and the operating system it has. Nevertheless, I will give you one example below:


  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap the number you want to block
  3. Tap on more
  4. Tap on command to block number
  5. Select Call block
  6. Tap OK






Now you know everything there is to know about blocking robocalls, if you have any comments or questions about any of the information on this page please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.



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