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Block calls & messages or mark as spam

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

Important: If you feel 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 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. On 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 you want to block and then tap More options "" and then People & options and then Block [number] and then Block.
    • To block from a call or voicemail: Open a call or voicemail from the contact 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. On the bottom, tap Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Open a text, call, or voicemail from the contact you want to unblock.
  4. Unblock the contact:
    • To unblock from a text: Tap the text and then More options More and then People & 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. On the bottom, tap Messages Messages tab.
  3. Open the group message 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. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Spam.
  3. Tap the message, call, or voicemail 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. In 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. In the top left, tap Menu "" and then Spam.
  3. Tap a message, call, or voicemail from the contact 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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