How to Block Calls/Numbers on Phones with Android Nougat 7.0 or Higher

Objective

  • To send calls straight to voicemail

Environment

Procedure

If you received a call from the number:

  1. Open your Phone app
  2. Tap the 3 dots in the upper right
  3. Tap Call History
  4. Tap the specific number you want to block
  5. Tap Block/report spam 
  6. Tap BLOCK on the prompt that appears

If you want to add a number to your blocked list:

  1. Open your Phone app
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Blocked numbers
  5. Tap ADD A NUMBER
  6. Enter the number you want blocked 
  7. Tap BLOCK

If you wish to send a contact to voicemail:

  1. Open your Contacts
  2. Tap the contact you wish to block
  3. Tap the Pencil Icon
  4. Tap the Three dots
  5. Tap Route to voicemail

Additional Notes

  • This will not block calls entirely, rather send them directly to voicemail
  • For Android 7.0 a voicemail notification will appear and the message can be accessed
  • For Android 8.0 a missed call will display, but there is no indication of left voicemails
  • To do this from the Republic Wireless app, see How to Block Calls/Numbers Using the Republic Wireless App

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