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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

If you're looking for a free and ad-free/in-app-purchase-free app, you can use the open-source NoPhoneSpam, which is available on F-Droid (though not Google Play). It supports blocking calls from ...
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Allow certain contacts to ring when phone on silent/night mode?

look at your settings for Do not disturb mode. it will make your phone silent for everything, except your favorites contacts.
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What does the report in "block and report" do?

"Report" does what it says, report the phone number as spam to Google. This will help users of Google's caller ID (e.g. Nexus device users) in the future, since number reported as spam will ...
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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

TrueCaller also allows this. Steps to take on an Android phone: Open TrueCaller Settings Block View my block list Press the plus button in bottom-right Block a number series Enter the first six of ...
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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

I only found ONE call blocker that is capable to block patterns (which is important for me). It is embware Call Blocker, it can block or enable numbers with Match criteria: starts with, ends with, or ...
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Allow certain contacts to ring when phone on silent/night mode?

Look in sounds and vibrations. Scroll to the bottom. There should be a do not disturb setting. In there you will find allow exceptions. Customize to you're preferred settings
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Phone blocks call from someone who is not on the block list

Resolved: it was ESET Security that put some numbers on the block list.
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Allow certain contacts to ring when phone on silent/night mode?

"Silent" mode is sometimes conflated with Do-not-disturb mode, but they are different. Under standard Android, you can set certain contacts as able to bypass the DND mode. But if the phone ...
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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

install F-Droid (FOSS/Open Source store) https://f-droid.org/docs/Get_F-Droid/ install NoPhoneSpam by searching from F-Droid add rules from within the app to block the blocs needed in your country, ...
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Block all calls from area code unless in Contacts

beeshyams' solution did not work for me, but i was able to modify it and get it working. The issue that i encountered was that the "call incoming" trigger only happens once when you first receive the ...
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Block all calls from area code unless in Contacts

automation is the preferred option. Many apps are available. I prefer using MacroDroid , since it is free (upto 5 macros) and easy to learn. You would need two macros for this First macro would be to ...
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How to block a range of phone numbers without any third-party apps

I know this question is from 2 years ago but in case anyone is still wondering about this, I can say that at least on old LG smartphones like mine (LG Magna, also known as LG Magna H502F, H500F), it ...
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How to block a range of phone numbers without any third-party apps

There's no functionality built into Android to do this. If you want to block a range of numbers, or numbers matching a pattern, and you can't install apps on the phone to do it (as per Can I block ...
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Block an outgoing call to a specific number

On Xiaomi phones running MIUI (their Android port) you can restrict calling to a list of fixed dialing numbers or to numbers with certain prefixes. Similar options may be available in other Android ...
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Call barring in Android

Edit: Based on OP's clarification in comments and subsequent search - Call Barring refers to both incoming and outgoing calls being blocked whereas Call blocking/Number blocking refers to only ...
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Is there a way to block incoming calls from specific phone numbers?

You can access Xiaomi call blocker that way: Go to Settings > System Apps > Call Settings > Blocklist. Enable Blocklist by sliding the toggle To block any number you want, Click on the ...
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Does blocking a number from a phone app blocks even SMS messages?

It depends on the apps. Number blocking is usually implemented on the app level, and thus it only affects that specific app. This also means that even numbers blocked on a phone app are not guaranteed ...
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Phone calls rejected automatically from a specific contact

After investigating, using adb to read the logs of my phone, I found out that it was an exception which was thrown that would make the call to be rejected. It is actually a known issue, called Unbind ...
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How does a incoming call show my location?

When many phones receive incoming calls, they display the incoming number as well as an approximate location of the incoming call, usually based on a table lookup for the country code / area code / ...
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Block non-contact callers

One way that I know how to do this is though Android's Do Not Disturb feature. You basically keep your phone in "do not disturb" mode always, then manually set who is allowed to interrupt ...
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How to receive call and force that call to ring indefinitely to the caller but not the receiver

What you want is mostly a carrier-specific circumstance, and less of an Android device one. Though, some OEMs support the ability to turn off call forwarding via Call app settings: Device > Apps > ...
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How do I block private numbers from calling me?

Motorola uses a vanilla Android experience (similar to Android One & Pixel) and it ships with the Google dialer and Google contacts app. As such, you will not find as many options in your phone as ...
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How can I block ringing of incoming calls of unknown numbers?

Samsung phones Samsung's website has this article: How do I block unknown or hidden numbers from calling me? Here's how you enable this feature: Open your phone app. Tap the three dots icon, or the ...
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Block regular and whatsapp outgoing calls

My answer is similar to the one already, that is : Open WhatsApp.Tap the Menu Button > Settings > Account > Privacy > Blocked contacts.Tap the add contact icon.Select the contact you wish to block ...
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Block regular and whatsapp outgoing calls

EDIT: It is impossible to do this without your son knowing, as acejavelin said. This answer is the second best thing. If I think what I think you are saying you, want to block out going calls on ...
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Android 7.0 call block feature

I do something very similar on my device running Marshmallow to prevent tele callers and quite successfully so :) automation is the preferred option. Many apps are available. I prefer using ...
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Volume up key to answer call

Alternatively with Tasker; Now for the Task: Task 1 Answering the call Create a named task : Action: Phone >> Take Call (click images for larger variants) Exit out of the task. Task 2 Ending ...
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Automatically, seamlessly block Google-suspected spam calls

The phone app newly (as of July 13, 2018) allows a user to block calls from numbers Google suspects to be spam. Under Phone > Settings > Caller ID & spam, toggle on both the Caller ID &...
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Block calls without ringing

If you wish to not be annoyed by unknown callers, try the following (Android phone) solution. Open Settings Select Sounds and vibration Select Ringtone Select Silent (this will set your default ...
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Reject calls with WhatsApp message

There is a app for android to cater your need. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.berightback&hl=en What it does? Install the app and enable accessibility for BRB. Enable service....
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