How to Unblock a Number on an Android Phone

Restore callers to your good graces

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:

  1. Open the Phone app.

  2. Tap the More icon, which looks like three vertical dots.

  3. Tap Settings > Blocked Numbers.

  4. Tap the X next to the contact you want to unblock.

    Unblock a contact in the Phone app's settings.
  5. Select Unblock.