Block Annoying Spam Calls And Texts With Android Nougat

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Android
  • Spam
JamieKavanagh
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One of the many feature improvements introduced by Android Nougat is more control over blocking calls and messages. Now we can block a number from accessing all of our apps, not just the one they used to contact you. If you want to know how to block annoying spam calls and texts in Android Nougat, here’s how.

Previously, you could block a number from calling you but it was still open to SMS or other communications apps you might use. With the Nougat update, if you block a number, it is blocked from contacting you through all mediums. It’s a small but fantastic convenience update.

Block annoying spam calls and texts in Android Nougat
You have to set up dialer and messaging separately depending on the method the caller used.

Block annoying spam calls and texts in Dialer
1. Launch the Dialer app.
2. Tap the microphone icon at the top and tap Settings.
3. Tap Call Blocking and then Add Number.
4. Enter the number you want to block.

Alternatively, if you have been called by someone you want to block do this:

1. Tap the number in Dialer.
2. Select Block/report spam.
3. Repeat for all numbers you want to block.

This will block calling numbers from contact you through any app or medium.

Block annoying spam calls and texts in Hangouts.

1. Open Hangouts and tap the three menu dots.
2. Tap Blocked contacts and tap Add a number.
3. Enter the number you want to block.

You can also do the same as dialer by tapping the number that sent you the message.

1. Tap the number in Hangouts.
2. Select Block/report spam. This time it’s an icon in the top right.
3. Repeat for all numbers you want to block.

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