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How to Block Call and SMS on Windows Phone 8 [Video]

Yesterday we covered in detail about the new Amber update from Nokia and the GDR2 update from Microsoft. One of the important features added with the Amber update from Nokia is the ability to block calls and SMS on your Windows Phone 8. As of now there is no option to block calls in Android and iOS unless you use apps.

With the Amber update for Lumia devices, you can now easily block calls and SMS with a simple configuration. This feature is added to the Settings menu in Lumia phone. You can see a new option.


You can add up to 1000 numbers in the blocked list which is a handy feature in case you are getting too many spam calls and SMS.

Here is a video demo of this feature.

About Nirmal

Nirmal is a big fan of Windows phone ever since it was released. He started off with Nokia Lumia 800 and then got the Lumia 920. Presently he owns the Lumia 730 and Lumia 930.
  • Ankur Katna

    can we use this blocking sms & call feature in my nokia lumia 820?
    if yes then plz tell me the procedure?

  • Ashish

    In case you don’t see this feature after Amber update. You need to update extras + info app for Nokia Lumia phone.

  • Adriana

    I have some trouble blocking phone numbers on my Nokia Lumia 800 and also on the Amber update which I can not find available for my phone. Thanks!

  • Call+SMS call blocking feature is NOT available on the Lumia 820, even if you have the Amber update or the next Cyan update. It’s a massive oversight that needs correcting by Microsoft, even though the 820 is now discontinued.

    • Danny


  • JoelWZ

    I have a Lumia 830 and I can block calls, but the blocked callers can still leave a message. Any way of preventing the voice message?