Samsung Galaxy S7 User Guide

Block a Number

Once you've ported over all your contacts to your brand new Galaxy S7, it's time for a little bit of tweaking. From clingy frenemies to pesky telemarketers, there are plenty of people you probably wish you would never hear from ever again.

Thankfully, there's an easy way to keep these unwanted contacts from getting through to your phone. Here's how to block people on a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.

1. Open the Phone app.

2. Go to Recent calls.

3. Select the number you want to block.

4. Tap More on the top right.

5. Press Add to Block List. You can unblock a contact by repeating steps 1 to 4, the choosing Remove from Block List instead.

Cherlynn Low

Cherlynn is Deputy Editor, Reviews at Engadget and also leads the site's Google reporting. She graduated with a Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University before joining Tom's Guide and its sister site LaptopMag as a staff writer, where she covered wearables, cameras, laptops, computers and smartphones, among many other subjects.

  • Metalshaper
    ATT Settings-Device-Applications-Messages-Emergency Alert Settings-Emergency alerts. Turn of buttons.
  • Frank811
    There is no "more" at the upper right of my call screen, just "delete." Verizon S7.
  • Juliemorrison
    On the S7 am I able to change the size of the keyboard buttons?
  • techlikeme
    The Swipe palm gesture works for me the best.
  • andrew.may003
    These instructions are out of date for Oreo (Android 8) - it would be nice to see them updated.
  • 6008lubkin
    I am still getting calls from blocked numbers. What next?