How to Block Calls and SMS on a Nokia Lumia

There are times that you will receive unwanted calls or text messages from someone you don’t even know. You might also don’t want to get calls and sms from someone you’ve known. In this post, learn how to block calls and SMS on a Nokia Lumia.

To do that, tap the Phone tile from the start screen. Swipe left or right until the history screen shows. Tap and hold the number you want to block. Touch block number and tap ok. If this option does not show, check that Block calls & SMS is turned on in Settings > Call & SMS filter.

A more detailed procedure is also provided below so keep on reading.


Blocking incoming calls and SMS from a Number may provide you an ease of mind, especially if you don’t want to be disturbed on certain situations like during a meeting or important matters.

Follow the given procedures below:

    • Go to Settings > call + SMS filter.
    • Turn On Block calls + SMS and tap on blocked numbers to add a number to your blacklist.
    • You can also tap advanced and turn on block withheld numbers to block unknown callers.

It is always your choice whether to block or unblock certain numbers on your phone. I hope that this article has provided you the needed information to block calls and SMS on your Nokia Lumia smartphone.

You may also check with your carrier service provider for any blocking method that they can do on their end if you wish to further escalate a number that you don’t want to hear from.

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