How to Block – Unblock Calls and SMS on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8


If you are using a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 running smartphone, then you can easily blacklist contacts of spammers to block calls and SMS on your phone. It happens that we get calls from marketing agency executives, who annoys you by calling every day just to sell something, in which you have no interest. It is not limited to calls only; they can even annoy you by sending text messages. The best way to get rid of these spammers is by blocking them from calling you and sending text messages to your phone.


Blocking spammer and pranksters from annoying you with prank calls is better than trying to search them. This will not work if every other day you get a call from a new number. Blocking calls will come in handy if you are annoyed with the telemarketers disturbing you with their useless offer calls and trying to sell you something you don’t need. If you refuse once, they will call you again and gain. The best thing you could do is block each and every telemarketers number on your Lumia phones as soon as you receive the call so that you don’t have to get annoyed because of these unwanted calls.

Now if you are using a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphone then this tutorial will help you to block calls and SMS on your smartphone. Follow these steps to know how you can do this.

Note: Before proceeding with these steps, make sure that you have the latest version of Windows Phone 8 installed.

How to Block SMS and Calls on Windows Phone 8

Step 1: Go to Apps list by swiping left.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on Settings.


Step 3: In Settings, find and tap on Call + SMS filter.


Step 4: Now you will be asked to accept Nokia terms of use and privacy policy. Allow it to turn on call and SMS filter.


Step 5: Next step is to block calls by adding numbers to black/blocked list.

Step 6: To do this go to contacts/ call log by tapping on the Phone app.

Step 7: Find and long tap on the number you want to block and select block number from the options.

Note: If you want to block an SMS sender number, which is not saved in your call log, then long-tap on that SMS and select block number.

Step 8: Tap on OK to confirm it.


How to Unblock Blocked Numbers

Now if you change your mind and want to unblock a blocked number then follow these steps to unblock it.

Step 1: Go to Apps List.

Step 2: Tap on Settings.

Step 3: Tap on Call + SMS filter.

Step 4: Tap on the Blocked number.

Step 5: Tap on the number you want to unblock.

Step 6: Tap on Unblock (bottom) to unblock that number from the blocked list.


By following the above steps, you can block SMS and calls on Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 phone and stop getting annoyed by spammers, marketers and unwanted calls. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.



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