How to block a number on Windows Phone

Block-Callers

Smartphones are pretty handy when it comes to communicating with friends, family and others. No matter where you are, you are only a click or a tap away from reaching out to them. However, this can also work against you, when you are stuck with calls from people you’d rather not speak to. Maybe an ex, an overzealous “fan”, or just the regular sales guys harassing you with their various pitches. Whatever the reason, having a handy call or text blocking feature on your phone helps. If you have a Nokia Windows Phone, you can follow the steps in this tutorial to block a number.

Steps to Block a Text or Call on Windows Phone:

1. Ensure that you have the latest GDR2 software on your Lumia device.

2. Download and install the call+SMS filter app from the Windows Phone Store. Once the app is installed, it will integrate the blocking feature with the device’s Phone section.

3. To block a number, simply long press the number you want to block and enable the option on the contextual menu that appears.

Alternately, you can go to the Settings menu, scroll down to the call+SMS filter section and activate the Block calls+SMS feature. You will also be able to block withheld numbers, display the number of blocked calls and SMS’s as a live tile, and turn on notifications of blocked calls.

That’s it. No more dealing with unwanted calls and text messages anymore.

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