Samsung Galaxy S8 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos

How to Block a Call on the Galaxy S8

Don’t want to have a certain phone number calling you anymore? No problem. You can avoid telemarketers and creepy exes with a few taps to your Samsung Galaxy S8. From unknown numbers to message filtering, you can dodge a multitude of undesirable contacts. Here’s a quick guide on how to block calls on the Galaxy S8.—Cortney Moore

Block Incoming Calls

1. When a call comes in that you want to block, simply touch the red Phone icon and dragging it to the left.

2. To refuse a call with a provided a message, touch Reject call with message and drag up.

Block Numbers via the Phone App

1. From the home screen, select the Phone app.

2. Tap the 3 dots on the top right corner of the screen and choose Settings.

3. Select the Block numbers option, proceeding with either the phone number you wish to block, specified contacts and unknown callers. (Make sure the toggle is switched to green).

Alternatively, you can select a number from your recent calls or contact list and choose Block contact from the attached 3-dot icon.

Block Numbers via Messages

1. On your phone’s home screen, select the Messages app.

2. Tap the 3 dots again in the right corner to open the Settings menu.

3. Select the Block messages option to prevent certain phone numbers or contacts from reaching you through text.

Another way you can block a person is by opening a message from your Conversations log and choosing Block number, which will also delete the message entirely.

How To Unblock

You can reverse your blocking decision by going back to the Phone or Messages app.

1. Tap the 3 dots once more to access your Settings.

2. Choose the Block numbers option and select the minus sign next to the contact name or number to remove from your blocked list.

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  • Greatwalrus
    I think some emergency alerts you want to be woken up for.
  • Dynasty476
    The camera offers dual shots, it's an free option located in the camera "store". It's just not preloaded
  • Aaron_140
    I'm on a Verizon S8: can't find "Find My Mobile" in settings or "Device Maintenance" edge panel.
  • Munger
    the new fingerprint and facial recognition suck. 9 times out of 10 i have to use a pin code.
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    With finger scan you need to really press the button not just touch it. It works ok then.