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    Blocking Calls from a Number:

    1. From the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon
    2. Tap "Settings"
    3. Go to "Applications" and tap "Call"
    4. Select "Call rejection" > "Auto reject list" > "Create"
    5. Tap the "Contacts" icon"
    6. From here, perform one of the following:
      • To enter the number manually:
        1. Type in the number
        2. Optionally, choose to match criteria such. Selecting "Exactly the same as" will block the specific phone number provided. You can select "Starts with" in order to block calls from a certain area code
        3. Tap "Save" when ready
      • To block a specific contact or a number from the call logs:
        1. Tap the "Contacts" icon
        2. Go to "Logs" or "Contacts"
        3. Select the desired contact or phone number to reject
        4. Tap "Save"

    Unblocking a Phone Number:

    1. From any home screen, tap the "Apps" icon
    2. Tap "Settings"
    3. Go to "Applications" and tap "Call"
    4. Tap "Call rejection" > "Auto reject list"
    5. To allow the call but leave the phone number on the blocking list, clear the check box associated with the number
    6. To allow calls and also remove the number / contact from the blocking list, tap the "Trash can" icon, select the check box associated with the phone number and tap "Done"

    Blocking Calls Using Third Party Applications:

    While the Galaxy S5 offers blocking options by default, you can try out various third party apps that offer numerous blocking options, including the ability to password protect your app, call logs, notifications, the ability to block messages, blacklists, white lists and more. You can try apps such as "Call Blacklist", "Call Control", "Call Blocker" or similar.


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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    FYI, an alternative to this is using blocking mode: http://cellphoneforums.net/samsung-g...king-mode.html

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    When you add someone to the reject list they're still able to text...I want to block texts also.



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    Quote Originally Posted by bigang54 View Post
    When you add someone to the reject list they're still able to text...I want to block texts also.
    Try using blocking mode (link above) and just allow all but the number you want to block.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

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    Hello I would like to know if blocking a number (sms and call) there is a notification that the person has called or send a message ... thank you ;-)
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    Quote Originally Posted by Franck51 View Post
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    Hello I would like to know if blocking a number (sms and call) there is a notification that the person has called or send a message ... thank you ;-)
    No, if it is done through the phone, then it will just ring and maybe go to voicemail.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    I blocked my friend and want to unblock him, took him of the reject list but he still can call me



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    If you receive a text from someone that you don't want to receive texts from any longer, you need to have an actual text box open with their name and in the upper right hand corner the dots give a drop down that says "Add to spam numbers" and that will prevent them from being able to text you anymore.



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    I have searched for this answer in a number of places. I can see how to block but you cannot add a specific number to block. You can only add them in reject mode. All that does is cause the phone to not ring. They can still leave voice mail or send messages. Is there a way to totally block an exact number?



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    The most effective method is to use the Sprint website. Log in and select PREFERENCES. In the left hand box, choose "block voice" or "block text" (or do voice first and then come back and repeat for text blocking). Select your phone/account. Scroll down to a box which allows you to enter a number to block. Be sure to click SAVE when finished.

    I make a record of telemarketer's numbers throughout the day and go to the website whenever it is convenient. In the meantime, you can select a number from the log. Click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the screen and choose "Add to Reject List". It will stop the caller. Then follow-up with the website blocker when you have an opportunity.



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    Help!!!!
    I have unblocked a contact of mine,but my phone is still blocking calls from that contact.Tried erasing contact and changing contact details and history.still blocks the calls and sends busy call back later message.
    Anyone able to assist....



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    It seems they don't have it anymore since the software update



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    How can someone else block someone from call me.... I would have never knew until I see him one day and he ask why are u mad at me... I told him I wasn't and been tryin to text and call him. He showed me all the times he text aND I never got them. Then called me and it said caller can't accept your calls or something.



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    got a quick question, I just blocked someone from calling/texting me on my galaxy S5, I want then to know there blocked can they tell?



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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S5: Block Calls & Texts

    Please update information on how to block texts on S5 . There is no blocking mode icon and adding to auto reject doesn’t work. Please give correct info.



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