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How to See Blocked Numbers on Android

As our dependence on our smartphones has increased, so has the number of spam calls. Nobody likes these unsolicited phone calls, and no matter how much you try, there is nothing that you can really do about these other than blocking them, right away.

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But what if you end up blocking a phone number considering it as spam, when in fact, it could be something that would be useful for you? For such instances, here’s a blog that will help you see the blocked numbers on your Android phone. 

How to Find Blocked Contacts on Your Phone: Accessing Your Blocked Call List:

Here’s how you can find the blocked contacts on your Android phone:

  • Open the phone or call app on your Android smartphone
  • Click on the three dots at the corner
  • Select Settings
  • Click on blocked numbers
  • You can now see all the numbers that you have blocked on your Android phone

Read more: How to stop unwanted calls?

Viewing and Managing Blocked Numbers

Here’s how you can view and manage your blocked numbers:

  • In the call app, you can go to the settings and see which are the numbers that have been blocked
  • You can easily add or remove any number from this list
  • Make sure your contacts are synced to your account, so that when you change phones or devices, you still get access to those phone numbers

Find Blocked Numbers on Mobile: Recovering Blocked Messages and Calls:

  1. Retrieving blocked messages in the Messages app: Android users can review their blocked messages in the Messages app settings, where they can choose to unblock specific messages if desired.
  2. Reviewing blocked call history in the Phone app: Users can access their blocked call history within the Phone app to see a record of incoming calls that were blocked.
  3. Utilising third-party apps for call and message recovery: Third-party apps may offer additional features for recovering blocked messages and calls, providing users with more control over their communication preferences.

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Why has call blocking become necessary in today’s times?

Call blocking has become necessary in today’s times due to the increasing prevalence of unwanted and nuisance calls. Several factors contribute to the rising need for call blocking:

1. Spam Calls and Robocalls: 

The proliferation of spam calls and robocalls has reached epidemic proportions. These unsolicited calls often originate from telemarketers, scammers, and automated systems.

2. Privacy Concerns: 

Callers may obtain individuals’ phone numbers through various means, including data breaches, online forms, and public directories, leading to an influx of unsolicited calls from unknown or unauthorized sources.

3. Scam and Fraudulent Activity: 

Scammers frequently employ phone calls as a primary method to perpetrate fraudulent activities, such as phishing scams, identity theft, and financial fraud. 

4. Disruption of Productivity: 

Constant interruptions from spam calls can distract users from their work, studies, or leisure activities, leading to frustration and annoyance.

5. Consumer Protection: 

By blocking suspicious or fraudulent callers, users can safeguard their personal information and financial assets from potential harm.

6. Quality of Communication: 

Call blocking helps preserve the integrity and quality of communication channels by filtering out unwanted noise and irrelevant distractions.

Therefore, because of so many reasons, you are not left with any other choice but to block these numbers. They are annoying, yes, but they could also pose a huge security risk to you. In addition, in the last few years, there has been an alarming increase in such spam calls and more people are falling victim to these calls than ever. 

This is happening because now the spammers have also developed better tactics to try and fool the person on the other side. At the end of all this, it is your responsibility to ensure these spam callers do not get the best of you. Remember to never share your bank password or OTP with anyone from the bank over the phone.

Read more: How to block spam text messages on your phone?


Therefore, it is important that you have all the right tools at your hand that help you manage your blocked numbers better. A majority of the blocked numbers are just spam calls and you can always ignore them. However, you can still need to manage the list of blocked numbers, because it is completely normal to block a phone number that is not spam by mistake.

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