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12 Best Spam Call Blocker Apps for Android

We have reviewed some of the most trustworthy, effective, and best spam call blocker apps for Android to help you

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  • We have reviewed some of the most trustworthy, effective, and best spam call blocker apps for Android to help you get rid of spam calls and block robocalls on your phone.
  • There are call blocker apps that blocks calls from unknown numbers with not reachable message option.
  • You can completely block all the unwanted phone calls from strangers, telemarketers, and only receive calls from those who are already in your contacts list/phonebook.
  • Some apps even offers you one of the most wanted answer and hang up feature to block spam phone calls.
  • You will even find calls blocker apps that blocks calls without ringing your phone, all silently. And you can even choose if you want to receive notification for that or not.

Are you tired of rejecting unwanted calls from unknown numbers that disturbs you while you are busy at work? Or are you in search for a way to block all the unknown callers from calling you while you are asleep? You are not alone.

We all are annoyed by those spam calls by scammers and telemarketing agencies. Let’s look at the list of best call blocking apps for Android devices.

 

Best Robocall and Spam Call Blocking Apps for Android

All of the call blocking apps we have reviewed in this blog post are user-friendly, effective, trustworthy, and gives you a complete control over all the incoming calls.

You can even create a blacklist, which is a list of phone numbers or unwanted callers you want to block and from whom you don’t want to receive any calls.

 

1. Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker

Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker is an all-in-one solution to manage your blacklisted numbers. You can block all the incoming calls as well as SMS from those numbers.

The app provides you with a clutter free and an easy to use interface so that you can concentrate on blocking unwanted callers rather than spending time to understand the working of the app itself.

For those who don’t want to spend much time to maintain blacklist and looking for a straightforward way to block calls and messages, you can enable any of the preconfigured blocking option i.e. All Calls, Unknown Numbers, or Private Numbers.

  • Uses blacklist to block calls and SMS from unwanted numbers.
  • Completely block a specific number range using ‘begins with’ feature.
  • Option to block calls and messages from alphanumeric numbers.
  • Silently block spam calls without receiving notification about them.
  • Provides you with a complete log of blocked numbers.

 

2. Mr. Number – Block Calls & Spam

Tired of receiving spam calls every once in a while? Install Mr. Number app on your Android phone and get rid of all those unwanted phone calls.

Mr. Number, with its advanced call blocking features, allows you to block calls from any specific area code, a person, or even the entire world.

To make your personalized blacklist, the app provides you with a native search functionality that digs deep down into your recent caller list to help you find the numbers you want to put a complete block on.

  • Block fraudulent and spam calls.
  • Use the Mr. Number native smart dialer to look up numbers that are not in your contact list.
  • Call log shows names and relevant pictures of all the callers.
  • The huge number database helps you find out who is calling, all within a matter of seconds.
  • One of the best protection system from unwanted callers and robocalls.

 

3. Should I Answer?

Yes, Should I Answer is the name of the call blocker app designed for Android. It is a two in one app, which means it can help you block unwanted and spam calls as well as an active database of reported and robocall numbers used by telemarketers and advertisers.

Should I Answer call blocking app has different call blocking levels and you can select the one that best suits your requirements. It can completely block premium phone numbers, foreign numbers, and alphanumeric numbers to provide uncompromised protection from spammers trying to reach you.

Best thing about this app is that it works even when you are offline and don’t have an active Internet connection, which means continuous call blocking.

  • Ever growing database of spammy numbers and callers based on the anonymous user reports and ratings.
  • Blocks unwanted calls and robocalls to provide you with a disturbance free usage experience.
  • Three different levels of call blocking options including active protection, passive protection, and zero protection.
  • App automatically checks every call you receive for spam reports, even when you are offline.

 

4. Call Blocker Free – Blacklist and Whitelist

Call Blocker Free is another call blocker app that doesn’t put any load on your phone’s RAM and resources.

Apart from maintaining blacklist, you can even prepare a whitelist to make sure that you never miss any important phone calls and those whitelisted contacts can always reach you.

You can also configure the app to notify you whenever any incoming call has been blocked.

  • Block calls and messages from unknown and spammy numbers with multiple blocking modes.
  • Create a personalized blacklist where you can add all the numbers from whom you don’t want to receive calls.
  • Option to create a whitelist in which you can add all those important phone numbers so they can reach you anytime they want and won’t get accidently blocked.
  • Prevent phone scammers from reaching you by detecting the number and automatically stopping it at the first ring.
  • Custom calls blocking setup where you can select between accepting calls from white list and contacts or accept calls only from whitelist.

 

5. Hiya Spam Call Blocker & Phone Number Lookup

Hiya is a smart call blocker app that has a capability to block all the spam phone calls as well as provide you with a notification whenever you receive a robocall or phone call from suspected telemarketer or fraud.

Apart from the spam calls blocking capabilities, Hiya also provides features like phone number lookup, call management, caller ID functionality. Availability of these unique features all within a single app is what makes it one of the best call blocker apps for Android platform.

  • Simple and straightforward procedure to automatically block all the incoming spam calls.
  • Built-in spam alerts that warn you about all the spammy phone calls based on the user ratings and reviews for added accuracy.
  • Protect your phone and save your precious time by providing you with a phone spam protection that protects you from telemarketers and unwanted calls.
  • The number lookup feature will tell you who is actually calling, whether it is a robocall or your friend, you will receive a real-time update about the number.

 

6. Call Control – Call Blocker

Call Control – Call Blocker by Kedlin Company is specifically targeted towards those who receive scam calls, robotic calls, automated calls, and any other spam calls.

The app is one of the most popular, have a healthy community of over 12 million active users who contribute everyday to maintain a Call Control database of spam callers.

  • Automatic call blocking functionality to protect your phone from spammers and telemarketers.
  • An active community that reports all the spam numbers and robocalls to further enhance the automatic call blocking.
  • Comes with smart dialer and enhanced caller ID to make and block calls as well as to find out who is calling you.
  • Do not disturb mode, once enabled and scheduled will not allow anyone to reach your number during the specified time.
  • As an added feature, Call Control can block spam text messages as well.

 

7. Call Blocker

Unlike other call blocker apps, Call Blocker app by AndroidRock does not cause a lot of battery drainage because it is a lightweight app and also doesn’t consume a lot of storage space.

This is what makes this app suitable for those Android phones that have limited CPU and RAM resources to run an app bundled with a lot of features and functionalities.

  • Easy to use and has a user-friendly interface to block unwanted phone calls.
  • Has the ability to block private numbers.
  • Organized and well informed log of all the blocked phone numbers.
  • Create a whitelist to allow specific numbers and contacts to reach you.
  • Block all the unknown and stranger number from reaching you including robocalls.

 

8. RoboKiller – Stop Spam and Robocalls

As the name of the app name suggests, RoboKiller protects you from unwanted phone calls and blocks spam numbers by using automated answer bots that are smart enough to automatically recognize whether the caller is a spam caller or a genuine contact. You are free to customize your answer bot.

RoboKiller is an award-winning call-blocking app that saves your smartphone from spammers and block phone calls. A well-known call blocker helps you in getting rid of telemarketers and spammers.

  • Protect your Android phone from telemarketers, spam calls, and robocalls.
  • All of your blocked numbers and contacts will be visible in a separate section within the RoboKiller app recent section.
  • Predictive call-blocking power with an award winning audio-fingerprinting technology to protect your phone from spam.
  • Automatically blocks spam numbers and add them to your blacklist without making your phone ring for once.

 

9. Truecaller

Truecaller is one of the most popular and the most trusted app among Android users, especially due to their seamless caller ID functionality. They have recently introduced spam calls blocking feature to help people with avoiding robocalls and telemarketers from disturbing, thanks to their huge number database that they have built during the past several years.

One of the good aspect of Truecaller is its dialer. It can automatically identify who is calling you along with their other relevant details. You can even record all of your phone calls and save them on your phone’s internal storage for later access. The recording feature may not work on latest Android versions though.

  • One of the best and matchless caller ID feature to find out who is trying to call you.
  • Built-in intelligent phone dialer.
  • Record and manage all of your phone calls and conversations for quick access later on.
  • Has a community based and ever updated list of spam callers and numbers to automatically block unwanted phone numbers.
  • Offers Truecaller Premium version to gain access to additional features like private profile, special contacts requests, remove advertisements.

 

10. Whoscall – Call Blocking and Caller ID

Whoscall is well known for providing its users with trustworthy and spam free telephonic communication system along with their state of the art spam calls and SMS blocking feature. Moreover, their caller ID feature will provide you with a real-time update on who is calling you and from which location. This also works even when you are offline.

The app Whoscall is trusted by hundreds and thousands of users from all around the world as they have been providing call blocking and robocalls from calling your number.

  • Identify unknown callers using the caller ID functionality and find out who is calling you within seconds.
  • Blocking spam numbers and calls to avoid fraud and annoying calls from reaching your number.
  • If you have any unknown phone number then simply use the search number feature and Whoscall will tell you the name and identity of that number.
  • Safe SMS messenger by Whoscall will keep your conversations secure and spam free, even if the number is not in your contact list.
  • Whoscall even offers premium bundle to provide exceptional spam and unwanted calls blocking services.

 

11. Call Blocker

Call Blocker app by Sappalodapps is an emerging call blocking app that have the ability to block spam calls and SMS on Android.

Even though the app is packed with all the call blocking features, the developer has managed to keep the app lightweight, small in size and consumes insignificant amount of resources.

You can even put a password to protect and secure your blacklist from any unwanted access.

  • Provides a caller ID feature to let you know who is calling, even if the number is not in your contacts list.
  • Easy to block spam numbers with just a simple tap of a button.
  • Create a custom blacklist and whitelist for those numbers you want to allow and block.
  • Quick access to the call blocker app settings to customize the blocking method.
  • Build caller profile and define how you want the call blocker to block unwanted phone calls.

 

12. AT&T Call Protect

If you are AT&T customer and want to protect your phone from unwanted callers or spammers from reaching your number then AT&T Call Protect is your best bet. The company offers one of the best call blocking functionality for its customers using their own powerful network to keep their callers safe and secure from spam callers and fraud numbers.

AT&T always updates their database with new spam numbers but if you have received a phone call from spam number but it wasn’t filtered by the app then you can safely report it to AT&T and identify suspected spam caller to stop them from reaching you again in future.

  • Automated calls and spam blocking without making your phone ring even for once.
  • Ability to manage unwanted calls and messages at your convenience from within the app.
  • The AT&T caller ID feature will inform you well ahead when your phone rings about who is calling you so you can decide if you want to answer or not.
  • View all the callers details and call log from within the AT&T Call Protect app.
  • Create your very own and personalized list of block list where you can easily add individual callers and phone numbers.

 

Which Call Blocker Is Your Personal Favourite?

Out of the 12 best spam call blocker apps for Android, my personal favorite is Calls Blacklist by Vlad Lee and Truecaller as both of these app are easy to use, allows me to save the blacklist, have caller ID functionality, provides scheduling, lightweight and does not consume much resources.

Which app did you install on your Android phone to block incoming calls? I would love to hear your experience in the comments section below. 🙂

 

  • I have no anything useful yet. I want to make sure they can’t leave a voicemail. I want to simply hang up.

    • Hi @disqus_wF5r7EU6r8:disqus, if you simply want to hang up then any app should work for you. If you want my suggestion then download Call Blacklist by Vlad Lee. That’s what I use on my phone too.

      I hope you find this useful 🙂

    • Hey @disqus_wF5r7EU6r8:disqus, a little heads-up. I have looked into your problem further and found an app called “Extreme Call Blocker” available here. It supports automatic pick-up and hangup feature that prevents the blocked caller from leaving a voicemail.

      Maybe this is something you are looking for?

      • Hi @mohammadfarzanhussain:disqus I was Extreme Call Blocker’s biggest fan but it is no longer supported by the developer. It was the one app which had the ability to answer a call and disconnect it so that unwanted callers couldn’t leave voicemail. It was very easy to tweak ECB to work in conjunction with Truecaller and the stock phone app that came with my Samsung Galaxy S7. I am now receiving about 30 unwanted calls per day and I am no longer able to keep blocked callers from leaving me voicemail. I don’t want robocallers, bill collectors or former acquaintances to have the capability of getting inside my voice mailbox but apparently the ability to disconnect blocked calls stopped with subsequent Android system upgrades (I’m on Nougat now). Would you kindly let me know if you should hear any news of a redesigned app that keeps callers out of voicemail on Nougat or Oreo? Many thanks!

        • Hi @Natalie McDonald. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your query with us. You are right about Extreme Call Blocker being outdated. It was last updated during the end of May last year. It hurts when these one-of-a-kind Android apps with exclusive features are left outdated.

          Anyways, I did some in-depth research on call blocking apps and tried some newly updated apps that offer what you are looking for i.e. blocking of calls by automatic pick-up and hang-up functionality. I found 2 apps but only first one will work on Nougat:

          1. Should I Answer? by Mister Group s.r.o — I have tried this one. The app’s description page does not mention about blocked calls pickup and hangup feature, however, the functionality has been implemented but currently in a testing phase.
          And please note that there is a possibility that it may not work on all Android phones. I have read somewhere that Samsung, on their new phones, has disabled the functionality required to make this feature work. But you can give it a try. The app is free.

          2. Mr. Number by Hiya — This app has a hang-up functionality but it won’t work on Android 5.0 or later, as already mentioned in the description area. So don’t waste your time on trying this app. I tried but the option isn’t even visible in the app.

          Go ahead and try the app “Should I Answer?” and then let me know if it helped you in keeping blocked callers from leaving a voicemail. 🙂

          • Hi Mohammad! I also spent several hours researching this after I left my original post and came to the same conclusion that Should I Answer was the best app to try. I had to do a lot of tweaking and rebooting on the first day and still an unwanted voicemail got through. The app’s settings menu also did not even offer me the “pick and hang” option it advertised. However, by the second day no voicemail messages were received from the one unwanted number that finally manages to get through after several attempts per day. But that was Sunday so maybe the call center agents weren’t trying as hard. Now it’s Monday and that will be the real test as I get about 30 unwanted calls on weekdays, more than weekends. I want to thank you for your prompt and courteous thorough response — let’s hope this works!

          • You are welcome, Natalie! Good to hear that you already found out about this great call blocking app on your own. I am glad you managed to set it up on your phone. The interface is a bit confusing as it has a lot of different options but you just need to set it once and then it will take care of your call blocking needs.

            As far as telemarketers, spam calls, and robocalls are concerned, the blocking app has a crowd-sourced database of numbers where it stores all the reported numbers and automatically blocks them so you won’t need to add them manually. In case any number slips through and reach your voicemail then you can leave a rating for it to make sure it can’t reach you again.

            Moreover, the app receives frequent updates. This means someone is there to listen and you can either leave a review or directly reach the developer if something does not work.

            I hope this app continues to help you in blocking unwanted calls and makes your life easier 🙂

  • Another worthy consideration is Should I Answer? Not sure if they have it for Apple, but that’s what I’ve used for a while on Android.

    • Thanks a lot for your suggestion! We will give that app a try and add it to our list if we find it useful in any way. 🙂

  • I need a blocker that would not only reject the unwanted calls, but also not notify me of them – because frankly, I don’t need the notification, I don’t want to know the call happened at all. I get mostly spoofed numbers, so replying on a database of known numbers isn’t going to help. I’m desperate enough to want to block all calls except contacts, but this will put a big cramp in my job search.

    • @KittyDelAmour:disqus seems like you are looking for an app with aggressive call blocking abilities. I will suggest you to try Call Blocker by NetQin available here (already mentioned above in #03).

      It has a ‘custom blocking mode’ option that allows you to accept calls from your contacts and whitelist only. Rest of the calls will be automatically blocked. And you can even disable the block notifications.

      Give it a try and let us know what you think..

  • I used Safest Call Blocker which worked GREAT but it messed up my ringtone – that went to silent and I had to do a factory reset. So I am on the lookout for a simple app that will block any call that is not in my contact list – automatically to VM. What would you suggest?

    I have an S6, Verizon, Android 7.0

    • That shouldn’t have happened. Call Blockers are designed to block calls only and should never interfere with ringtone. Anyways, the #1 app on the list i.e. Call Blacklist by Vlad Lee should be your best bet. It has an option called “Block Unknown Numbers” that allows you to block all numbers except contacts. Moreover, all the blocked numbers should be automatically forwarded to VoiceMail.

      Give it a try and let me know how it worked for you 🙂

      • Why would anyone want spam calls going to voicemail? I don’t want the calls and don’t want them leaving messages that I have to delete.

        • if you are doing a project that involves contractors their subs will not be in your contact list, so better to go to voicemail.

  • I don’t want to block calls from unknown callers because it’s my business phone. But I want to be able to add calls to a blacklist or reject if I want to. Which is best for this? Or, do all allow a blacklist but let calls show up if you wish to connect?

    • Hi @TuckerdogNC:disqus, the majority of apps mentioned in this list have the exact same feature that you are looking for. Most will let you manually add numbers to the blacklist/calls reject list. Go for whichever app that suits your calls blocking style. If you want my suggestion then try “Calls Blacklist by Vlad Lee”. It is #1 on this list. 🙂

  • Thanks for the review. I have tried the #3 pick and now am trying an app called nights keeper but both give me the same problems. When I am talking on my phone and a second call comes in that is not in my contacts, I am disconnected from the call I am in and the offending call is also blocked. The other issue I have is, when my phone is connected to my car stereo via Bluetooth and a blocked call comes in my music will temporarily stop until the blocking software hangs up on the call. I really want an app that will give me the Apple iOS do not disturb style, if the number is not in the contacts it never makes to the phone, it goes directly to voicemail. Any suggestions. Thanks

    • Hi @markgoodine:disqus, thanks for stopping by! The call blocker app mentioned in #3 is a great choice for blocking all the calls that are not in your contacts. And the issue you mentioned should not happen. I have used call blocker on my phone and in case I receive any unwanted call that needs to be blocked, the app automatically puts the current call on hold, blocks the offending call, and then resumes the call.

      To avoid unwanted music interruptions when your phone is connected via Bluetooth, you need to disable the call block notifications in the app settings.

      I hope this helps. 🙂

  • I’d like a call-blocker that allows to me block all calls not on my contact list, EXCEPT from a specific area code. I’ve already tried #1 and #3 on your list and I don’t see that feature. Any recommendations?

    • Hi @erinmcdade:disqus, I will recommend you to try “Blacklist Plus by Vlad Lee”. It’s #7 on the list above. It is a powerful calls blocker app for Android. The app allows you to create a custom Whitelist where you can add specific area code from where you want to receive calls. And then you can set the calls block mode to “All except whitelist”.

      I hope this helps you out in accepting calls from certain areas only. Give it a try and let me know how it goes. 🙂

  • Hi Mohammed. I need a call blocker with whitelist and also i want silent ring feauture when rejecting calls. Caller must hear endless calls. I want to see who called me in a seperate log. In my family time i used whitelist and at work time i check who called me. I want rejected calls just hear endless ring. Thank you:)

    • Hi, give a try to app #3 in the list above. The app name is “Call Blocker Free by NQ Mobile Security”. Once installed, go to Settings and there you will find “How to block calls” option. Tap on it and you will find 3 options to block calls:
      1. Hang up,
      2. Hang up and send a text,
      3. Mute without hanging up.

      You need to select the third option, which will silent the ring for all the blacklisted calls and the caller will continue to hear the ring.
      Moreover, you will also have a separate log for all the blocked calls.

      If you have any other question then please feel free to ask. 🙂

  • I used Call Control Call Blocker for years and absolutely loved it until 2017 when I discovered that half the features I enjoyed were now only available to this who ‘purchased’ the upgrade. So, I went looking and found ‘Shoyld I Answer which at least gets the basic. I do miss not even having to hear the ring of bad calls. That’s now under ‘premium’ in CCCB. I am like others-I don’t want to be bothered by the ring and I don’t want them in my answering center. How do you compare SIAP to your #1 pick, Calls Blacklist by Vlad Lee? Thanks for your great help!

    • Hello @ginhunt:disqus, I have already suggested a call blocker app to Kerem Aydin in the comments below. The app name is “Call Blocker Free by NQ Mobile Security”. It’s #3 in the list above. This is one of the best call blocker apps and provides a feature that will silent all the blocked calls while that blacklisted caller will continue to hear the ring. The best thing is it’s completely free. 😉

    • @speedlever:disqus I hope you are aware that Should I Answer is hard to configure for an Android user who is looking for a simple app to block unwanted calls. I will recommend you to try the app mentioned in #1 i.e. Calls Blacklist. If you need any further help then feel free to let us know.

      • Thanks. I already snagged Mr. Number and am trying that now. I found SIA rather intrusive as it always wanted feedback about a call and was confusing to use on my Android phone.

        If Mr. Number doesn’t work out for me, I’ll try Calls Blacklist. I was hoping to find an app that worked on iOS as well as Android since I live in a mixed family. 3 iPhones and my lone Android. 😉 I knew that SIA has both Android and iOS apps, so was hoping that would work for me.

        • Good to hear that, buddy! I hope Mr. Number work for you. A few of our readers found Mr. Number easy to configure 🙂

          Remember, what works on iOS may not work well on Android as both operating systems are very much different from each other.

          • Understood. OTOH, we’ve had very good luck with Our Groceries which runs on both iOS and Android. So sometimes it works.

          • Our Groceries is a list type app and is from a completely different category that’s why it works on both. All it needs is a proper synchronization. Whereas, Call Blocking apps require some extra permissions as it is directly interfering with your phone’s calling functionality.

  • I used Calls Blacklist for a while because I needed to blacklist the first 6 digits of my own phone number due to spoofing by scammers, while allowing my wife to still get through. It worked well for a while, then stopped blocking anything a few months ago. Trying one of the others now.

  • #05 – CALL BLOCKER Is full of ridiculous. People have wrote in the comments on the play store, no annoying ads, but that’s a lie

    • Thanks for sharing your review about the call blocker by AndroidRock. And if you are not happy with the app then you are free to try other Android call blocker apps we have mentioned in the list.

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