Blocking numbers

Blocking Calls from a Number:

  1. From the home screen, tap the “Apps” icon
  2. Tap “Settings
  3. Go to “Applications” and tap “Call
  4. Select “Call rejection” > “Auto reject list” > “Create
  5. Tap the “Contacts” icon”
  6. From here, perform one of the following:
    • To enter the number manually:
      1. Type in the number
      2. Optionally, choose to match criteria such. Selecting “Exactly the same as” will block the specific phone number provided. You can select “Starts with” in order to block calls from a certain area code
      3. Tap “Save” when ready
    • To block a specific contact or a number from the call logs:
      1. Tap the “Contacts” icon
      2. Go to “Logs” or “Contacts
      3. Select the desired contact or phone number to reject
      4. Tap “Save

Unblocking a Phone Number:

  1. From any home screen, tap the “Apps” icon
  2. Tap “Settings
  3. Go to “Applications” and tap “Call
  4. Tap “Call rejection” > “Auto reject list
  5. To allow the call but leave the phone number on the blocking list, clear the check box associated with the number
  6. To allow calls and also remove the number / contact from the blocking list, tap the “Trash can” icon, select the check box associated with the phone number and tap “Done

Blocking Calls Using Third Party Applications:

While the Galaxy S5 offers blocking options by default, you can try out various third party apps that offer numerous blocking options, including the ability to password protect your app, call logs, notifications, the ability to block messages, blacklists, white lists and more. You can try apps such as “Call Blacklist“, “Call Control“, “Call Blocker” or similar.