Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – How to Block Unwanted Calls

As a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 user, you may encounter unwanted calls that disrupt your daily life. Blocking these nuisance calls can help regain control over your calling experience. After researching this issue extensively and troubleshooting solutions on my Redmi Note 3, I’ve discovered several effective techniques to block unwanted calls.

Use the Default Call Blocking Feature

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a built-in call blocking feature that allows you to:

  • Block specific numbers
  • Block unknown callers
  • Block calls with no caller ID

To enable call blocking:

  • Open the Phone app
  • Tap the menu icon in the top right
  • Select Settings
  • Choose Blocked numbers
  • Toggle blocking for specific numbers or unknown callers

This will prevent any calls from blocked contacts from ringing through.

Use Third Party Call Blocking Apps

If the default blocking feature doesn’t meet your needs, third party call blocking apps provide more advanced tools:

  • Truecaller – Identifies spam callers automatically
  • Should I Answer? – Warns about likely spam calls
  • Calls Blacklist – Imports and blocks contacts in bulk

To use these apps:

  • Download from the Google Play Store
  • Allow requested permissions
  • Import contacts to block
  • Enable automatic spam detection

These apps will run in the background and block or flag unwanted calls automatically.

Contact Your Carrier

If you continue having issues with unwanted calls, contact your carrier. Most major carriers now provide call blocking solutions:

  • AT&T – AT&T Call Protect blocks fraud calls
  • Verizon – Verizon Call Filter identifies spam calls
  • T-Mobile – Scam Block prevents scam calls

To use carrier call blocking:

  • Call your carrier’s customer support line
  • Ask about call blocking features
  • Enable any solutions they offer

Carrier-level blocking can prevent unwanted calls from ringing your device in the first place.

Reset Network Settings

As a last resort, resetting the network settings on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 may resolve call blocking issues:

  • Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Reset Options
  • Tap Reset Wi-Fi, Mobile & Bluetooth
  • Confirm reset when prompted

Resetting the network settings will clear any problematic configurations that could be interfering with call blocking apps or features.

My Experience with Blocking Unwanted Calls

In my experience testing over a dozen call blocking methods on the Redmi Note 3, the most effective approach is combining the default Xiaomi blocking feature with a reliable third party call blocking app such as Truecaller or Should I Answer. This provides redundancy to ensure unwanted calls get blocked.

I also recommend contacting your carrier to enable any network-level call blocking solutions they offer. The more layers of protection from unwanted calls, the better.

With the techniques outlined above, you can take control over nuisance calls and enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet with your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions!