Android 7.0 Nougat: Block Spam Calls & Texts


Via Google Dialer:

If you have the Google dialer installed in your phone, it has one of the easiest ways to add a number to you block list. To block a number, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Google Dialer app.
  2. Tap the menu button next to microphone icon at the top of the app.
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Call Blocking
  5. Tap Add a Number.
  6. Enter the phone number you wish to block.

Alternatively, you can tap any number in your recent calls list and select “Block/report spam.” Reporting spam is an optional box that you can disable if you’d rather just block the number. You won’t hear from that number again, regardless of whether you choose to report spam. However, reporting it will send the number to Google and possibly to carriers to help make spam filters better.

 via Messenger:
  1. Open Messenger
  2. Tap the menu button in the top-right corner.
  3. Tap Blocked contacts.
  4. Tap Add a Number.
  5. Enter the phone number you wish to block.

You can also long-press any contact in your message list and tap the circular “Block” icon at the top right of your screen. Once again, you’ll be asked if you want to report spam along with blocking the number.

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