As an Android or iPhone user, you can easily block specific numbers at either the device or carrier level. Once a number is blocked, how can you view missed calls from that number?
If blocked at the phone level, many Android devices notify you about missed calls and list them in the call log or Phone app blocklist. An iPhone won’t notify you nor list the call in the call log. For calls blocked by the carrier, you can see them in the bill statement but not on your device.
- If I block someone’s number will I be notified if they call me?
- How to see missed calls from blocked numbers on Android?
- Can you see missed calls from a blocked number if put on private?
- If I block someone’s number, does it still ring on their end when they call?
- Which app can let me block someone’s number and get notified when they call me?
- Can I see voicemails left by a blocked number?
- How to see missed calls from blocked numbers on WhatsApp?
- How do you see missed calls from blocked numbers on iPhone?
If I block someone’s number will I be notified if they call me?
If you have an Android phone with a custom UI like Xiaomi’s MIUI and you block a number at the phone level, you will get a notification when someone calls you.
You may also be notified of the number of call attempts made by the blocked caller.
On the other hand, on a device with stock Android, you generally won’t be notified when you get a call from a blocked number.
Likewise, If you block a number on an iPhone, you won’t get any notifications of calls from that number.
If the number blocking is done at the carrier level, you won’t be notified of calls from the blocked number on your device as the carrier stops the call from reaching your phone. However, calls from blocked numbers will still be visible on your billing statement.
If the number is blocked, does it still show on your call log?
If you get a call from a blocked number on your Android device with a custom UI (e.g a Samsung Galaxy phone), the call will show up on the call logs in the Phone app.
Same with a phone running stock Android: the call log will list missed calls from blocked numbers as well.
If the blocking is done at the carrier level, the missed calls from blocked numbers will not appear in your phone call log since these calls are kept from reaching your phone altogether.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers on Android?
If you’ve blocked a number using the phone’s built-in feature, you can see missed calls from blocked numbers by viewing the notification that appears whenever a call attempt is made.
Many Android smartphones show this notification on the Lock screen or Home screen.
You can also see the missed call attempts in the Recents section of the Phone (Dialer) app on many Android devices.
Some Android devices have a dedicated section in the Blocklist settings of the Phone app where you can view the blocked call logs.
For example, on a recent Tecno device, you can view calls from blocked numbers in the “Blocked Calls” section of the “Harassment Filter” page.
Just go to the Phone app > Settings > Blocked Numbers.
Read on to find out how to see missed calls from blocked numbers in leading Android brands, as well as with Verizon phones.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Xiaomi?
If you have a Xiaomi or Mi smartphone, missed call notifications from blocked numbers will be listed. You can turn on these notifications (if disabled) as follows:
- Go to Settings.
- Search and tap “Call Settings”
- Go to Blocklist > Blocklist Notifications
- Select “All Numbers”.
You can also check for missed calls from blocked numbers in the Recents section of the Phone app.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Vivo?
If you have a Vivo smartphone, you will be notified if a blocked number/contact calls you. This is possible when blocked call notifications are enabled.
You can select this setting to receive notifications from blocked numbers. You can also view the blocked call logs as follows on a Vivo mobile:
- Go to Settings > System App Settings > Phone > Block Harassing Calls.
- Scroll down and tap “Interception Notification”.
- Select the “Notify After Blocking” option to enable blocked call notifications.
- On the same screen, tap “Blocked Call Log” to view call attempts from blacklisted numbers.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Oppo?
You’ll be notified of missed calls from blocked numbers in Oppo mobiles if the relevant setting is enabled:
- Open Phone (dialer) app > tap three dots at the top-right.
- Go to Settings > Block & Filter.
- Tap “Blocked Call Notifications”
- Make sure “Show All” is selected.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in OnePlus?
On most OnePlus devices, a notification shows up whenever a call attempt from a blocked number is made.
You can also see the blocked call entry in the Recents section of the Phone app, indicated with a crossed black circle.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Redmi?
On a Xiaomi Redmi device, a notification appears on the Lock screen when a blocked number calls you. The blocked number and number of call attempts are also displayed.
This notification will only appear if the blocklist notifications are set for all blocked numbers. This is enabled as follows:
- Open the Phone app > tap the gear icon at the top right.
- Go to Blocklist > Blocklist Notifications.
- Set it to “All Numbers”.
The blocked number along with the rejected call attempts will also appear in the call log of the Phone app.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Realme?
On a Realme device, you can also see blocked call notifications if you enable them as follows:
- Open dialer (Phone app) > two-dot menu > Settings > Set Rules.
- Tap “Blocked Call Notifications” > set it to “Show All”.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers in Samsung?
On a Samsung device with a recent version of One UI, there won’t be any notification of calls from a blocked number on the Lock screen.
However, in the Recents tab (call log) of the Phone app, you can see the blocked number along with the number of call attempts made and the most recent calling time.
These will be indicated with a crossed blue circle.
If you wish, you can hide the blocked numbers from appearing in the call log:
- Open the Phone app > Recents tab.
- Tap the three dots > select “Hide Blocked Calls” in the menu.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers Verizon?
If you’re with Verizon and have blocked the numbers through the carrier’s service e.g. in your “My Verizon” account), you won’t receive any notification of missed calls on your device but these will appear on the Verizon statement.
Can you see missed calls from a blocked number if put on private?
If a blocked number is put on private, then calls from that number will go through and ring like a normal call. Private means the caller ID of the blocked number is hidden to your device.
There are two ways for the caller to hide their caller ID:
1. Dial *67
If the blocked caller dials *67 before dialing your number, the call from that number will show up as Private or Unknown and ring normally on your device despite being blocked.
2. Hide Caller ID in phone settings
The blocked caller can also make the number private by hiding their Caller ID in the Settings of their phone. Here’s how this is done on Android devices and iPhones.
- Open the Phone app > tap on the three dots > Settings
- Tap “Calling Accounts” > “Your Carrier” > “Additional Settings”
- Choose “Caller ID” > “Hide Number”.
- Go to Settings > Phone.
- Disable “Show My Caller ID”.
Note that some carriers disable the setting for hiding caller ID – the setting then appears grayed out.
If I block someone’s number, does it still ring on their end when they call?
If you block someone’s number and they attempt to call you, it will ring only once on their end but then they are directed straight to your voicemail (if enabled). This will happen every time they try to call you.
In contrast, with a number that hasn’t been blocked, the caller will hear between 3 and 12 rings before being directed to voicemail.
The blocked caller may also hear a busy tone or get a pre-recorded message saying the callee is unavailable. This depends on your carrier and whether you’ve set up voicemail for your number.
Which app can let me block someone’s number and get notified when they call me?
If you have an Android device, here are a few popular apps that let you block numbers and get notified when they call you:
Hiya is specially well-rated as it’s an ad-free and reliable call blocking and security app that’s very easy to use.
Be aware that some third-party call blocking apps have suffered privacy concerns and data leak reports in the past.
In general, it’s probably a good idea to check out the built-in call blocking features on your device and/or at your carrier level before going down the third-party app path.
Can I see voicemails left by a blocked number?
As stated before, if someone you’ve blocked calls you, they may be diverted straight to your voicemail. If the caller leaves a voicemail, it won’t appear with your usual messages.
Instead, it will appear in the “Blocked Messages” section that you can access by scrolling to the bottom of the voicemail page. This applies to both iPhone and Android devices.
How to see missed calls from blocked numbers on WhatsApp?
Currently, there is no way to see missed calls from blocked numbers on WhatsApp.
If you’ve blocked someone on WhatsApp and they try to contact you, the call will not go through. It will still ring on their end, but you won’t get any notification about it.
How do you see missed calls from blocked numbers on iPhone?
It’s not possible to see the missed calls from blocked numbers on your iPhone. There’s no section for blocked calls in the Phone app or elsewhere that lets you view call attempts from blocked numbers.
The only way to know if someone tries to call you is to unblock them.
Use a silent ringtone instead of blocking on iPhone
An alternative to blocking a number is to use a silent ringtone. Instead of blocking a number or contact, you can allocate a silent ringtone to it and mute all their incoming phone calls.
Here are the steps for creating and applying the silent ringtone to a number:
- Create a custom silent ringtone using iTunes on your computer and add it to your iPhone.
- Unblock the number (if you have already blocked it).
- Launch the Phone app > go to the Contacts section > select the contact.
- Tap “Edit” on the top-right > “Ringtone”.
- Set the silent ringtone that you’ve transferred to your iPhone > set “Vibration” to “None”.
- Tap “Text Tone” > set “None” on Vibration and “Alert Tone”.