Many people with cell phones get spam and robocalls all the time. It’s very annoying, and potentially dangerous.
While there are some third-party apps that can help with this, you may be looking for a way to do it on your phone without downloading anything or paying for a service.
One way to block private numbers on your device is with Google’s Call Screen feature.
Our guide below will show you how to block private numbers on a Google Pixel 4A by adjusting a setting in the Call Screen menu on the device.
How to Block Private Numbers on a Google Pixel 4A with Call Screen
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A using the Android 10 operating system. I am using the Call Screen feature found in the Phone app.
Step 1: Open the Phone app.
Step 2: Touch the three dots at the top-right of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Settings option.
Step 4: Select the Spam and Call Screen option.
Step 5: Tap the Call Screen button.
Step 6: Select the Private or hidden option.
Step 7: Touch the Automatically screen. Decline robocalls option.
Note that there are a number of other options on the Call Screen menu that you might want to enable, including Spam, Possibly faked numbers, and First-time callers.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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