Sometimes, you may want to want to block some callers for whatever reason.
But in Moto G (including Moto G 2014, or Moto G 2nd generation, Moto G 2015, or Moto G 3rd Gen), Moto E (including Moto E 2015), or Moto X (including Moto X 2014, Moto X 2015), you cannot find the feature to block certain callers.
Then, how to block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X?
This guide will show you 3 different methods to block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X.
Method 1: Divert calls to voicemail to block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X
The most polite way to block the caller is to transfer the calls to voicemail automatically. The caller usually would think you are on holiday or you are busy with some other tasks.
To divert the calls from certain callers to voicemail, you may follow these steps:
- Start People app (or Contacts app) in your Moto G, Moto E or Moto X.
- Open the contact you want to block.
- Tap menu button (3 vertical dots) as shown below.
- Tap “All calls to voicemail” to check it.
Now, all calls from this contact will be diverted to the voicemail.
Please note, this method of blocking certain callers only works when your phone is on. If you turn off the phone, the caller will get unreachable notification per the settings of your carrier.
If you set call diversion (to other numbers) when the phone is not reachable with your carrier. The calls from these “blocked” callers will also be transferred to that number when the phone is not reachable.
In other words, this setting is on your phone only. It cannot overwrite the settings of your carrier. And it will be overwritten by the settings of your carrier.
Method 2: use an app to block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X
If you want to block certain callers that are not on your address book, you may use some apps to do the job.
There are many such apps in the play store. In this guide, I will show you one of them: Mr. Number-Block calls & spam. The free features of this app are sufficient for most users.
Step 1: Install Mr. Number app
You can search Mr. Number-Block calls & spam in Google Play store.
Once it is found, tap “Install” as shown below.
Tap “Accept” to acknowledge the permissions this app requires.
The app should be installed in your phone.
Step 2: Assign numbers or define rules
After the Mr Number app is installed, start the app.
Tap the blocklist icon as shown below.
In the block list page, you have the options to choose hang up or voicemail. This is how the app handles calls from anyone in the blocklist.
For example, you want to hang up the calls from certain numbers, tap “+ hang up on someone” as shown below.
You will then prompted with the options to input the number, e.g., choose from a contact on the phone or type the number directly.
Once you select the number, it will be added to your blocklist as shown below. \
Repeat the procedure for other numbers.
Step 3: That’s all.
Now, calls from anyone in the blocklist will get disconnected automatically (hang up) or be transferred to the voicemail.
Please note, this method only works when your phone is reachable. It also can be overwritten by the diversion settings in your carrier.
Method 3: Register with your carrier to block certain callers for your Moto G, Moto E, and Moto X
The bullet-proof way to block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X, is to register it with your carrier. Most carriers have such service for free. A few may charge you.
So, call your carrier to find out the details on their services related to blocking certain numbers.
This method works even when your phone is off or unreachable.
Can you block certain callers on Moto G, Moto E and Moto X now?
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