Block calls and messages or mark as spam

​You can stop unwanted calls and messages on Google Voice, and block or mark them as spam.

Important: If you feel that you're in danger, contact your local emergency services.

When you block a number in Google Voice:

  • Calls and messages from that number are marked as Blocked "".
  • The blocked caller gets a ‘Number not in service’ message when they call.
  • You don’t get messages from that number.

Block someone

  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Block the contact:
    • To block from a text: Open a text from the contact that you want to block and then tap More options "" and then People and options and then Block [number] and then Block.
    • To block from a call or voicemail: Open a call or voicemail from the contact that you want to block and then tap More options More and then Block [number] and then Block.

Unblock someone

  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the bottom, tap Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Open a text, call or voicemail from the contact that you want to unblock.
  4. Unblock the contact:
    • To unblock from a text: Tap the text and then More options More and then People and options and then Unblock [number].
    • To unblock from a call or voicemail: Tap the call or voicemail and then More options More and then Unblock [number].

Mark a group message as spam

  1. Open the Voice app ""
  2. At the bottom, tap Messages Messages tab.
  3. Open the group message that you want to mark as spam.
  4. Tap More options More and then Mark as spam.
Unmark a call, voicemail, message or group message as spam
  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Spam.
  3. Tap the message, call or voicemail that you want to unmark as spam and then More options More and then Unmark as spam.

Unwanted calls and messages from unknown numbers

Automatically ignore known spam numbers

If you get a spam call, message or voicemail, you can automatically move future communication from the number to your Spam folder.

  1. ​Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "" and then Settings.
  3. Under ‘Security’, turn on Filter spam.

 

Unmark a call, message, group message or voicemail as spam

If a contact's messages, calls or voicemail automatically go into your Spam folder, that contact might be marked as spam. You can unmark numbers incorrectly marked as spam to keep future communication from that number out of your Spam folder.
  1. Open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "" and then Spam.
  3. Tap a message, call or voicemail from the contact that you want to unmark as spam.
  4. Tap More options More and then Unmark as spam.
Stop unwanted calls
To block unwanted calls, contact your telephone provider.
Stop forwarded calls

If your number was mistakenly linked to someone else's Google Voice account, you might get unwanted calls forwarded to you. To stop these calls, Add the number to a new or existing Google Voice account.

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