Disable Incoming Calls (Call Barring) on Samsung Galaxy s4 Marshmallow vs Lollipop vs Jelly Bean/Kitkat

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Disabling incoming/outgoing calls is sometimes necessary. If you want to ensure your device is never used to make long-distance or international calls, call barring is a reliable option. This can prove handy when you need to keep your phone's minutes down and can stop you from getting a surprise bill one month with a bunch of racked-up long-distance charges. If you were to temporarily lose your device, you can be sure it won't be used in an international calling spree.

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Call barring is a function that's controlled by your mobile service provider. Although the steps below will show you how to access and enable call barring, you'll still need to obtain a pin code/password from your carrier to use this feature.

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Method 1: Marshmallow

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    From the home screen, tap the phone icon.
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    Inside the phone app, tap the three-dot menu, then tap "Settings".
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    Inside Settings, tap "Call".
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    On the Call settings screen, tap "More settings".
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    While viewing More settings, tap "Call barring".
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    Here on the Call barring screen, you can select your incoming/outgoing call settings
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    You'll be prompted to enter a password anytime you attempt to edit one of the five options. Contact your mobile service provider to enable the feature and or obtain the password.
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    If you've obtained the password from your carrier, you can change it
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    Tap the three-dot menu in the upper left corner, followed by "Change password".
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    Here you have to enter the current (old) password before you can change it to something different.
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Method 2: Lollipop

Remember to contact your mobile provider to get the call barring password for your device.

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    On the home screen, tap the phone app.
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    While on the phone app, tap the menu button below the screen, followed by "Settings".
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    On the Settings screen, tap "Call".
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    Inside Call settings, tap "More settings".
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    While on More settings, tap "Call barring".
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    Now on the Call barring screen you can choose options for disabling incoming/outgoing calls
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    Anytime you attempt to enable one of the settings, you'll be asked to enter a password. To obtain the password contact your mobile carrier.
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Method 3: Jelly Bean/Kitkat

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    Go to "Settings"
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    On the home screen, press the menu to access the "Settings"
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    Choose "Call Settings"
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    Scroll to "Additional Settings"
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    Choose "Call Barring"
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    On the Barring options page, choose "All Incoming Calls" or "Incoming while Roaming"
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    Type your Barring Password
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    Then click on "OK".
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    If you see a box next to the menu item is ticked {V} it means that your call barring is activated.
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  • Disable incoming calls using Blocking Mode feature on S4

    Aside from Call Barring, there is also another way to block incoming calls to your device. You can use Blocking Mode in Samsung Galaxy S4 to block any incoming calls on your device. What makes Blocking Mode even better than Call Barring is that it allow you to have an "allowed list" that will not be blocked from contacting you. This means that people who are important may be allowed to make incoming calls to you without any problems. Aside from the allowed list, you can also choose to set the blocking all the time, or set specific time range for it.

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      Tap on the Home button to get to the Home screen of your device
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      From your Home screen, tap on the Menu key located on the lower-left portion of your phone
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      This will show the Home screen options.
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      From the list of Home screen options, tap on Settings
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      On Settings, tap on My device tab (second tab) to view your device settings
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      On My Device, tap on "Blocking mode" under personalization
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      On the Blocking mode page, tap on the switch button to turn it on
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      Make sure that you put a check mark on the box for the feature
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      "Block incoming calls". You can opt to block other features.
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      Choose the time of blocking
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      If you want to block incoming calls all the time, then put a check mark on the box to the right of "Always". If you want to block incoming calls for a specific range of time, uncheck the box for "Always" and choose the start and end of blocking through the "From" and "to" options.
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      Tap on "Allowed contacts" to select the group of contacts whom you allow to reach you through inbound calls
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      You can choose between these options:
      • None. Allows you to block all incoming calls to your device.
      • All contacts. Allows you to allow all incoming calls to your device.
      • Favorites. Allows you to allow only contacts to your Favorite list. You can add contacts as your favorite by following the procedures on this section on how to Manage Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S4.
      • Custom. Allows you to add a custom list of Allowed numbers. You can create a custom list on the "Allowed Contact List" page.
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      Tap on "Allowed contact list" to manage contacts on your Allowed List
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      You can add or remove contacts from the Allowed Contact List by doing the following:
      • Add contacts on the list. Allows you to add a contact to your list. To do this, tap on the + icon and choose the contact that you want to add.
      • Remove contacts from the list. Allows you to remove a contact from the allowed list. To do this, tap and hold on the selected contact from the list and choose "Remove". Confirm action by tapping on the OK button when a confirmation message prompts.
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      You are done with disabling incoming calls on your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Blocking Mode,
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    Tips Tricks & Warnings

    • If you choose "Incoming When Roaming", it means that you will not receive any calls if you bring your phone abroad. The call will not go through because your network will reject your incoming calls.

    Questions and Answers

    How to setup my Galaxy so my phone calls and text messages only arrive on my other mobile phone?

    I'd like to use my Samsung Galaxy S4 only for data. Text messaging and phone calls should not arrive on my Galaxy but on my other mobile phone (I have two SIM's for the same phone number). Could you advise me in how to make sure the Galaxy only connects to the network for data traffic? Or should I ask my mobile provider to get this done.

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    This is simple. On the Galaxy S4 that you'd like to use only for data, go into settings and turn off mobile data while turning on WiFi. You'll only use data on the WiFi connection and will not be charged anything from your carrier. The other mobile you can use for all your calls and texts and just simply insert the SIM as you would a regular phone on a carrier plan.

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    What would my password be for barring call?

    Trying to make and receive phone calls

    You should be the one who has set the password for barring calls. You would usually fill this in when your device is still new. You can choose not to enable this, as long as you do not fill in any passwords. If there is already a password in place, you were the one who assigned that.

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    If you really can't remember the password anymore, you can call your service provider and just request them to be the done to do the barring for certain phone numbers. In fact, this is usually a much more reliable option.

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    My outgoing calls are restricted. I need to turn that option off. The directions given on the website is not helping. I have the upgraded software on my S4. Do you have directions for this?

    Can you tell me how to turn off the outgoing call restriction on my S4

    You can try using the following two methods, which depend on your upgrade version.

    Method 1.

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      Press the home button.
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      Tap on the Phone application -> menu button on your device -> "Call settings" -> "Additional settings" -> "Call barring".
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      Tap on either "Voice call" or "Video call".
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      Uncheck all of the options to remove restrictions.
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    Method 2.

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      Press the home button.
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      Tap on the Phone application -> "MORE" -> "Settings" -> "More settings" -> "Call barring".
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      Tap on either "Voice call" or "Video call".
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      Tap on the green toggles for all of the options to remove restrictions
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      All of the toggles should turn gray.
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    Incoming all disconnects with one ring?

    I am using Samsung Duos mobile where I put my only SIM in the second slot. Each time call comes, it gets disconnected in one ring. What might be the reason? there is an option called "blocking mode" do I need to do anything with that?

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    I have Samsung 4 and need to enable International Calls?

    I want to make international calls to other mobile and landline numbers. Call barring request a password to change, but I enter 0000 and a box with call barring is rejected pops up and change is not processed. My provider has enabled international calls from their end and advised me it is my settings on my phone. Where do I get the correct password to enable this?

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    Why can't I call Indonesia? currently, I stay in Malaysia?

    Call barring ON, how to solve this problem?

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      Try following the tutorial steps first.
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      If the call is not blocked, press the home button and tap on the Phone icon.
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      Press the menu button at the bottom of the device.
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      Tap on "Settings".
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      Tap on "Call" under "Settings options".
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      Tap on "International call settings".
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      "Outgoing international call lock feature" and "Incoming international call lock feature" should be unchecked.
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      If that did not help, then you need either to call up your carrier and ask the operator if the international call service is enabled on your phone
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      Alternatively, enter the self-service or control panel on the website of your carrier to add the international call service.
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    How can I disable author permits?

    Each time I want to call out on my phone is telling my author permits my phone is Samsung Galaxy grand duos

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    If my number has been barred by someone, will I get a line busy response?

    If I ring someone and I constantly get the line busy response, does that mean they have barred my number

    No, you will hear ringing like normal but the other person does not hear your call come in at all. On some carriers, you can hear that the ring doesn't change tone like it normally does. Sometimes you can hear the ringing is different when it goes through to the phone. You won't hear this change. Otherwise, it is undetectable that you have been barred from calling.

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    Hi Daniel. when I send messages my passwords and old data appear on the memory bar?

    Samsung S4. Messages remembering passwords and old data

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    Yes, S4 mini, duos, I have. Barring incoming calls?

    I can not use Barring incoming calls, because of the password. I could not find the password

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    How to enter the password for barring outgoing calls if it gets rejected?

    I was trying to create a password and then it got rejected saying it was unable to read data but I can't understand that. It gets rejected and why can't I set a password ? I think my condition is kind of different than others. Are there rules for creating passwords? I have tried: I try writing it for several times but it didn't work. I think it was caused by: I don't no😞 all I know it can't be more than 4 numbers

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