Block unwanted calls, abuse, and spam

You can stop people from contacting you on Google Voice.

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

When you block a phone number in Voice:

  • The number is also blocked in Hangouts
  • Existing calls and texts from the number will be marked Blocked Block.
  • When the number calls you, the person will hear a "Number not in service" message
  • When the number texts you, you won't get the message

Block someone

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Open the tab for Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Open the text message, call, or voicemail.
  4. Tap More 더보기 and then Block number.
  5. Tap Block to confirm.
Unblock someone
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. Open the tab for Messages Messages tab, Calls Calls tab, or Voicemail Voicemail tab.
  3. Open the text message, call, or voicemail.
  4. Tap More 더보기 and then Unblock number.
  5. Tap Unblock to confirm.
Remove a call or message from Spam
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Spam.
  3. Open the text message, call, or voicemail.
  4. Tap More 더보기 and then Unmark as spam.

Unwanted calls from unknown callers

Automatically ignore known spam numbers

If a number that Google knows is spam tries to contact you, all their calls, texts, and voicemails will be automatically moved to your Spam folder.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Security, turn Filter spam On On.

If a number is incorrectly marked as spam, you can unblock it.

  1. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Spam.
  2. Open the text message, call, or voicemail.
  3. Tap 더보기 and then Unmark as Spam.
Stop getting nuisance calls
Contact your telephone provider to block an unwanted number or unwanted calls. 
Stop getting forwarded calls

If you verified your personal number in error or as part of a scam, your number could be linked to someone else's Google Voice account. To stop getting forwarded calls, reclaim your phone number by adding it as a linked number to a new or existing Google Voice account. 

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