2015-07-12

Samsung Galaxy S6: Forward / Block Calls & Messages; Manage the Call Log

Samsung Galaxy S6: 
Forward / Block Calls & Messages; Manage the Call Log (Android 5.0.1 or 5.1)

Call Log Management

View the Call Log:

Tap the "Phone" icon from the home screen
Access the "Logs" tab to view the call history
Tap a listed call to view more details

Reset the Call Log:

Launch the "Phone" app
Go to the "Logs" tab
Tap "More" > "Settings"
Tap "Edit" and mark the "All" check box to "Select log items"
Tap "Delete" to confirm

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Call Blocking

Block Calls from a Phone Number:

Launch the "Phone" app
Tap "More"
Go to "Settings"
Tap "Call rejection" > "Auto reject list"
To enter and block a phone number manually:
Type in the phone number
Select the desired "Match Criteria" - or in this case "Exactly the same as". Optionally you can block phone calls from a certain network / area code if you enable "Starts with" and so on
To search for a phone number and block it:
Tap "Contacts"
Tap "Logs" or "Contacts"
Select the phone number you want to block
To block all unknown callers, set the "Unknown" slider "ON"

Unblock a Phone Number:

From the home screen, tap "Phone"
Tap "More" > "Settings"
Tap "Call rejection" > "Auto reject list"
Tap the "-" button associated with the contact you wish to remove from the block list

Block / Unblock Messages

Block Messages via "Settings":

Tap the "Messages" icon from the home screen
Tap "More" and go to "Settings"
Mark the "Spam filter" check box
Tap "Manage spam numbers" and enter the desired number
Tap "+" and select from "Contacts": or "Inbox"
Tap the "Back" arrow when you're done

NOTE: To unblock messages from a contact, follow steps 1-through-4 and then press "-" instead of the plus sign

Block Messages From a Phone Number:

Launch "Messages"
Tap and hold the conversation thread containing the phone number you want to block
Tap the "Add to spam numbers" icon located in the upper-right corner of the screen

NOTE: To unblock follow the first two steps above and tap "Remove from spam" instead of "Add"

Call Forwarding

Forward All Calls (Unconditional):

Launch the "Phone" app
Tap "More" and go to "Settings"
Tap "More settings" > "Call forwarding"
Select "Always forward" and enter the phone number you want to forward calls to
Tap "Turn on"

Forward Some Calls Only (Conditional):

Launch the "Phone" app
Tap "More" > "Settings"
Tap "More settings" > "Call forwarding"
Select to "Forward when busy", "Forward when unanswered" or "Forward when unreachable"
Enter the phone number you want to forward calls to
Tap "Update"
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