The 8 Top Call Blocking Apps For Smartphones

Our picks for apps that allow you to block unwanted calls

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When you receive calls you don't want, it not only annoys you but disturbs you and takes your time. You can use a call blocking feature on your phone or you can use an app on your smartphone. Call blocking apps do basically two things: They identify who is calling and they block the call if who is calling is persona non grata on your phone.

Here are some of the best apps for call blocking. The suitability of these apps depends on your personal needs. Choose the one that fits you best. 

This app is very popular around the world and has a number repository of more than 2 billion records. These numbers are collected from the contact lists of users throughout the world. It is, therefore, good at identifying numbers, especially for cell phones, and blocking them.  Apps like TrueCaller expose your number once you use them, and if you feel uneasy about it, you should not register on their network. ​Now, this is true for many of the other apps of the same kind, especially those offering number lookup service. Truecaller is more of a number lookup app than a call blocker, although it does the latter work well. This app is available for AndroidiPhone, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.  More »

Hiya under its former name White Pages Caller ID and Call Blocker used to be a very popular reverse number lookup service. The new app also blocks calls and offers caller ID service. It is very accurate with identifying numbers and delivers the goods. It works roughly the same way as Truecaller. The app is available for Android and iOS and is free. More »

This question is actually the name of the app. This number lookup service works the same as those mentioned above and also blocks calls while categorizing numbers into groups for better filtering. Its repository has around half a billion numbers. The app is available only for Android.  More »

This app allows call blocking with some handy features. For example, you can apply a schedule to your call blocking based on the numbers. You can, for instance, allow a number for a predefined time interval. You can also filter numbers by prefix, i.e. you can block numbers beginning with a string of numbers. There is also a one-touch toggle button to activate and deactivate call blocking.  This app is available only for Android. More »

This free app also provides reverse phone lookup along with call blocking. It blacklists SMS messages too. This app has an interesting list of features and has an easy and intuitive interface. It works on a community blacklist that collects scam numbers from reports obtained from users. This app is available only for Android.  More »

This product is not principally a call blocking app. Norton is well-known for security, so the app is a whole security package, including, among the many features, call blocking. The app is in this list because it will interest those who want everything related to security within one single app; no need for another app for call blocking. The app is available for Android and iOS and has a comprehensive free version.  More »

With a name that is rather pretentious, this small app does deliver the goods in blocking unwanted calls from telemarketers and robots. It is lightweight but yet has interesting features. It is available only for Android devices.  More »

This app is principally a number lookup app that offers information about any caller, allowing you to decide whether to answer or not. As the other topping this list, it has this crawler that collects and analyzes data from just anywhere to give you information when a call comes. More »

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