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Block all Incoming Calls on Android Phones

How to block all incoming calls on Android phones

Android phones can do just about anything these days — did you know they can even make phone calls? You’ve probably gotten your fair share of spam calls in the last few years, and many carriers are actively working to prevent spam and “robocalls” from happening, but some people don’t want to receive calls at all. Whether you use VoIP services, carry a work phone that only needs access to data, or you prefer texting over calling, here’s how you can quickly disable all incoming calls from ringing your phone.

How to disable incoming calls in Android Phones 

Disabling all incoming calls is easier than you might think. There’s no need to fuss with questionable third-party apps or sit on hold with your carrier to ask for manual call barring. In most cases, it’s as simple as tapping through a few menu screens.

  • Open the Phone app.
  • Tap the menu overflow button (three dots) in the upper right hand corner.
  • Click Settings.
  • Tap Calls.

block all incoming calls

  • Within Call Settings, tap Call Barring.
  • Tap All Incoming (which should initially say “Disabled”).
  • Enter the call barring password. In most cases, this will be either 0000 or 1234.
  • Tap Turn On.

Once you’ve entered your the correct call barring password, your phone will take a moment to process before showing “Enabled” under the All Incoming option, confirming you’ve successfully blocked incoming calls. If you don’t know your call barring password, don’t worry. It’s typically a simple string of numbers like 0000, 1234, or 1111, but if none of those work, ring up your carrier’s customer service line.

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The process is the same on most Android phones

The process of blocking incoming calls should be roughly the same on any modern Android phone, but for an experience that most closely matches that of this guide, you’ll want a phone that runs on a stock or close-to-stock build of Android 9 Pie. I’ve been using the Xperia 1 for the last few months, but anything from a Pixel 3 to a OnePlus 7 Pro will look nearly identical.

Sony Xperia 1Sony Xperia 1 

Key Specs

  • Display 50-inch (1644×3840)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
  • Front Camera 8MP
  • Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
  • RAM 6GB
  • Battery Capacity 3300mAh
  • OSAndroid 9.0

Sony Xperia 1 Full Specifications

·         General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia 1
Release date February 2019
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 167.00 x 72.00 x 8.20
IP rating IP68
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Colours Black, Grey, Purple, White,

·         Display

Screen size (inches) 6.50
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1644×3840 pixels
Protection type Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio 21:9

·         Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512

·         Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/1.6, 1.4-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1-micron) + 12-megapixel (f/2.4, 1-micron)
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Dual LED
Front camera 8-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.12-micron)

·         Software

Operating system Android 9.0

·         Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G Yes


Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes


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