Easily Block Calls and SMS on Nokia Lumia (Amber Update Needed)

Nokia is continuously bringing new and improved features to its Lumia range of phones. The dedication of Nokia is so much that at a some point we feel that Nokia is doing a better job than Microsoft in supporting the platform. One of these great creations by Nokia is the ability to block calls and SMS from certain numbers. This feature comes in the form of an update to Extras and Info app and can be used by all the devices running Nokia Amber Update.

If your device was shipped with the Amber pre-installed (Lumia 625, 925 and 1020), or if you’ve already received the Amber updates (Most Lumia 920s have), you can follow the steps below to block calls and SMS from particular numbers.

Blocking Calls and SMS from Certain Numbers

Although its super simple and easy to use, still here are the steps which you can follow on your Nokia Lumia to block a number from Calling or Texting you.

  1. Tap on the Phone tile to open your recent calls.
  2. Long tap on the number from which you want to block Calls and SMS.
    Block a Number
  3. Tap on Block Number…
  4. Accept the confirmation and from then onwards, you won’t receive any calls or texts from that particular number.
  5. Follow the same steps to add any more numbers to the blocked list.

Removing Blocked Numbers, Logs and Deactivating Blocking

Once a number is blocked, its obvious that you will not be willing to let it stay in the blocked list forever. So here’s the solution for that.

  1. Swipe Right from Start Screen to reach All Apps
  2. Tap on Settings and locate Call + SMS Filter
  3. Here you can:
    1. Turn call blocking Off and On.
    2. Manage which numbers are blocked.
    3. Check the logs about How many call and SMS were blocked.
    4. Manage some Advanced settings like Notifications and block withheld numbers.
  4. You can also block calls from callers who are not showing their numbers i.e. using Private Numbers for calling.

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125 Responses to Easily Block Calls and SMS on Nokia Lumia (Amber Update Needed)

  1. Mordsith January 27, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    Hi. I’m using Lumia 535, I can not see the sms+call filter app. And when I long tap on a number in history, it gives only three options >> details, Delete or add to speed dial. Please I really need to block some pests

  2. Brian February 17, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    If you have the Nokia “call blocking” app you will see it in Settings, near the bottom.
    It says, ‘call+SMS filter’, underneath it says ‘block calls+SMS:on/off.

    If you click on it, it will take you to the major settings for this app.

    But to block a call you normally have to go to your call HISTORY.
    If the number you want to block has called you, their number will be listed.
    Don’t tap the number! You need to ‘press and hold’ the number.
    A pop-up screen will appear, which will give you the option to block.

    If the number you want to block is not in your history, you will have to call the number you want to block! Then hang up immediately!
    The number will now be in your history! And you can now block it from there!

  3. برنامج حظر المكالمات February 20, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    thank you for the tips

  4. Julie marshall February 24, 2016 at 5:47 am #

    My husband has blocked someone on his Nokia lumia running Windows. He still receives text messages from this number. How can he stop this? Does he have to turn off notifications?
    My iPhone 6 blocks entirely, my husband receives an alert to say he has had a missed call from a blocked number and he can still read their texts. He wants to block all contact and notification of any kind including sums. Please help. JJ

    • Julie marshall February 24, 2016 at 5:49 am #

      Meant to say sms (texts) needs no contact on his phone from them

  5. Shamila Adegboye March 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    What if the number I would like to block is not in the history. Do I wait for him/her to call again, appear in history then block!? Please help!!!

    • Narender Singh March 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

      You can simply dial the number and immediately hang up. You can then access the option to block the number.

      • Shamila Adegboye March 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

        Thanks sooo much Narender Singh. Just did that now and it worked!! 😁

  6. liah March 18, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    I dont see any block number

  7. iqra May 4, 2016 at 1:26 am #

    Plz answer me …my block SMS and call filter is off and can’t b open ……i try to on the filter but not open….it said …something went wrong…..i restart my phone but all in vain …
    Plz ans me quickly

  8. ayesha May 4, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    not helpful no any option found

  9. Carolyn July 27, 2016 at 1:16 am #

    I blocked someone. It was working fine but then last night, out of nowhere I started getting texts from him again?! It still shows up in my phone as a blocked number but somehow he’s getting through. I replied “How did you get through when I have you blocked?” He didn’t respond to that question hut dos send ANOTHER text. I don’t understand.

  10. bhaskar August 12, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    yea i ma also saffer same problem ….whet the solution fds plz ans me

  11. ammu August 20, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    When a call is blocked in Lumia 730 they get a busy tone when they try to call.. Is it possible to give them a switch off message instead of busy tone

    • Narender Singh August 22, 2016 at 9:58 am #

      No it is not, since it is a phone level block. The phone can only hang up the call.

  12. rachael August 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm #

    When I try to block number on my Lumia 640 it says something went wrong try again later y wont this work

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