Mobile Phones Android How to Unblock a Number on an Android Phone Restore callers to your good graces by Susan J. Owens Writer Former Lifewire writer Susan J. Owens is a tech writer focused on AI, blockchain, and virtual machines. Her work appears in InformationWeek, Entrepreneur, and Fast Company. our editorial process LinkedIn Susan J. Owens Updated on November 04, 2020 Android Switching from iOS Tweet Share Email You blocked a contact on your Android phone. Maybe you're ghosting that person. Perhaps you thought they were a spam caller. Whatever the reason, you now want to enable calls and messages with that person again. Here's how to unblock a contact on Android. The steps outlined below work on Android 6 and up. On a modified version of Android, like a Samsung smartphone or one from another hardware maker, the specific steps may vary but should be similar. If you use iOS, find out how to unblock a number on an iPhone. Unblock a Phone Number on an Android Here's how to unblock a number on an Android device and get those calls and text messages back: Open the Phone app. Tap the More icon, which looks like three vertical dots. Tap Settings > Blocked Numbers. Tap the X next to the contact you want to unblock. Select Unblock.