Only allow calls and texts from your phone contacts on Google Fi

When you turn on “Only allow calls and texts from phone contacts”:

  • Only numbers in your contacts can call or text you.
  • You can still make outbound calls or texts to anyone you want, and they can call or text you back.

When you turn this setting on, calls from numbers not in your contact list go straight to voicemail and texts are blocked. The contact list syncs to Google Contacts to ensure it’s up to date.

Turn on or off “Only receive calls and texts from your phone contacts” for your account

 

Important: 

  • If you make a 911 call, "Only receive calls and texts from your phone contacts" turns off for 48 hours to allow callbacks from unknown first responders.
     
  1. On your Android device, open the Google Fi app .
  2. Under “Phone Settings,” tap Privacy & security.
  3. Under “Spam and contact settings,” tap Manage contact settings.
  4. Turn Only receive calls and texts from your phone contacts on or off. If you don’t have contact syncing on, we ask you to turn it on. Learn to back up and sync device contacts.

Turn on or off “Only allow calls and texts from your phone contacts” for a supervised account

For member accounts on your group plan, you can turn “Only allow calls and texts from your phone contacts” on or off. Members must use a compatible Android phone

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Fi app .
  2. On the left, under “Account,” tap the member’s name.
  3. Under “Help protect [member’s name],” tap Only allow calls and texts from phone contacts.
  4. Turn on or off Only allow calls and texts from phone contacts
    • If contact syncing for that account is off, you’re asked to send a notification to the member's phone to finish setup.

Learn how to add a child to your Google Fi group plan.

Find information about blocked contacts

You can find information about the number of attempted contacts blocked in the last 60 days. Plan owners can find the number of blocked contacts for plan members.

  1. On your Android phone, open the Google Fi app .
  2. Tap Accounts.
  3. If you have a group plan, tap the member you want to find information about.
  4. Tap Manage blocked contacts. Find the number of phone contacts and blocked numbers for the last 60 days.

Tips:

  • You can turn on this feature of users you manage in your group plan. Learn more about family settings.
  • To make sure that you don’t miss callbacks, numbers you contact via call or text can reply back for a month. If you intend to keep in contact long term, add them to your contact list.
  • Text messages from short-codes are automatically allowed so you don’t miss important texts from 2-factor authentication for institutions like banks.
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