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How to block outgoing calls (A detailed guide)

Last Updated on October 16, 2021 by Kennedy

Looking for a way to block outgoing calls on your android phone, I got you covered here. But first you must understand what outgoing calls mean and if you should at all block outgoing calls on your mobile phone.

This query is quite popular and common on the internet, phone users looking for how to block outgoing calls on their mobile phones.

Before I proceed with the question, I want you to know that this is very much possible on android phone as you can’t block outgoing calls on iphone or iPad.

First, you should understand what outgoing calls mean, and this article of what is outgoing call explain all you need to know on outgoing calls on android phone and iPhone.

Let’s proceed with the question of the day, how to block outgoing calls.

How to block outgoing calls on android phone

To block outgoing calls on android phone is very much easy and this method works for all Android phone users, no need dialing a code.

So all you need to do is to open the phone app and tap on the hamburger menu. The hamburger menu icon is the three dots located at the top right corner of your screen.

When you tap on the hamburger menu, you will see list of options which includes settings just like on the picture below.

how to block outgoing calls

Tap on settings, followed by tapping on supplementary services.

Kindly tap on the supplementary services, then you will see call barring. To block outgoing calls on your android phone, you have to tap and open the call barring.

Right there you will be given up to three options for outgoing calls and they include the followings;

  • All outgoing calls
  • International calls
  • International calls except home

If you’re using a Samsung Galaxy phone, you will definitely come across this option on your mobile phone.

As this tutorial is focused on how to block outgoing calls, you will have to select all outgoing calls. To do so, kindly enable call barring on all outgoing calls by toggling on the button, and you will have to enter a password for it.

block outgoing calls

After you have entered a password for the call barring on your all outgoing calls, that’s it. You have successfully blocked outgoing calls from your android phone including the Samsung phones.

So this is how to block outgoing calls on android phone and tablet.

Remember, once you have blocked all outgoing calls on your android phone, you cannot make calls again unless you deactivate or disable call barring on all outgoing calls on your android phone.


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How to block outgoing calls on iphone

It is not quite possible to block outgoing calls on iphone just like on android phone unless you have to contact your network provider and request they block your phone or number from making an outgoing calls.

So far there’s no way to block outgoing calls on iphone except if you request from your network service provider to do that for you.

Again you can chose not to renew or pay your phone bills just to avoid making an outgoing call on your iPhone, and mind you, you can receive calls and text messages.

But I must say that some network service providers do restrict their subscribers from making or receiving calls immediately their phone bills has expired.

If you’re looking for how to block outgoing calls on iphone, it is not possible at all unless your network provider block all your outgoing calls or you refuse or avoid to pay your phone bills.

Remember that outgoing calls is when you use your phone to call someone from another network or same network with you. It may be international or local outgoing calls.

Sl when you block outgoing calls on your phone, you can no longer make calls from your phone unless you disable the call barring on all outgoing calls.


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How to block number on outgoing call

To block a number on outgoing calls on iphone and android is very much easy and this is how you can go about it.

How to block number on outgoing call on android

Get started by opening the phone app or open the contact app.

Select the contact or the phone number you want block on your mobile phone and tap on the hamburger menu.

When you tap on the hamburger menu which is located at the top right corner of your screen, you will see options which includes block contact just like on the picture below.

how to block number on outgoing call

Tap on block contact and you will receive a warning message stating you will no longer receive calls or text messages from this contact.

Since you’re very much sure that you want to block the contact on your mobile phone, go ahead and tap on the block button.

That’s it. You have successfully blocked the contact and this is how to block number on outgoing call.

Remember once you have blocked a contact on your mobile phone, you can’t even call the person, and this is the case of how to block outgoing calls for a particular contact on your mobile phone.

For iPhone users

On iphone, get started by opening the phone app and locate the number or the contact you want to block.

Next to the contact or the number is the i icon, kindly tap on the i icon and scroll down to block this caller. 

Remember that Once you tap into the caller’s details, scroll down and tap “Block this Caller.” A confirmation will appear to block the number. Tap “Block Contact” and you have successfully blocked the contact or number on your iPhone.

App to block outgoing calls

There are lot’s of good quality apps to block outgoing calls on your mobile phone, you can go to the play store or Apple store to download any of your preferred app to block outgoing calls.

However, I don’t recommend such especially if you’re using an android phone.

Don’t pack your phone lot’s of apps if you can do without the app. Just follow the above process to block outgoing calls without using an app on your android phone.

How to unblock outgoing calls

To unblock outgoing calls, simply open the phone app and tap on the hamburger menu.

Select settings and supplementary services, and you will see call barring. Select the call by tapping to open and finally you will see all outgoing calls.

If call barring is enabled on all outgoing calls, kindly disable it. After that you can start to make outgoing calls from your mobile phone.

This is how to unblock outgoing calls on android phone.


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Conclusion

This is how to block outgoing calls, by simply opening the phone app and proceed with the rest of the tutorial as I have already mentioned in this article. If you’re using an iPhone, blocking outgoing calls is very much difficult or close to impossible unless you have to download and install an app that will do the job for you.

However, you can easily block a number or a contact on your Iphone, and which you can’t receive calls, text messages or call the blocked number from your iPhone.