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    10 Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable and Avoid Unwanted Calls


    Making your mobile phone not reachable sends the same message to the caller and puts no doubts or questions of you doing it on purpose. It is the best way to avoid calls, and here are some of the best ways to make your smartphone not reachable.

    By Akhil Taneja - 
    29th Aug 2020
    Tricks To Make Your Phone Not Reachable

    Highlights of the Story

    • Unnecessary calls are annoying, especially when you are busy with something else or not in a mood to pick the call.
    • The best way to dodge it is by making your phone unreachable.
    • We have discussed 10 ways that are the best to make your phone out of range.

    What to do when you are not in the mood to attend phone calls? Switch off your mobile phone? Well, that will give an idea to the caller that you are avoiding his/her call on purpose. Then what other options do we have? The simple solution is a trick to make your phone not reachable. It is the best way to get your way out of answering calls when you don’t want to, and the caller wouldn’t even know. 

    And doing this on your mobile phone is only possible when you know about the best Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable. Some of these tricks have been mentioned and explained further below.

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    Top 10 Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable

    1. Airplane/Flight mode

    Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable

    The easiest way to make your mobile phone unreachable is simply putting it on an aeroplane or flight mode. It will do the job of sending the caller and message of you being unreachable and making them think that this might be because of a network error or any other technical fault in the device.

    Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable

    To do this trick, look at the top quick settings bar of your mobile phone, and you will find the option of aeroplane or flight mode. You can also find it by holding the power button of a phone for about 2 seconds. Enable it, and you are done. This is one of the best tricks to make your phone not reachable.

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    2. Change the mobile network

    Tricks to Make Your Phone Not Reachable

    Changing the mobile network will also do the job successfully without giving any hint to the caller. It is also relatively easy to do. All you need to do is go to the system settings. There you will find mobile and network settings. Click on manual selection once you get there and select any network that is not yours. Your phone will be unreachable the moment you have done it. You can later choose your actual mobile network to disable this setting. While there are more tricks to make your phone not reachable, this is one of the reliable ones.

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    3. Change network mode

    Changing the network mode is another helpful trick. By default, your smartphone selects the best available network automatically and selects the strongest one automatically. But you can also make a manual selection of the network, and in case you select a network that is not available, then this shall make your number not reachable.

    To enable this, you need to go to Settings of your device, then select network settings, and inside it, select ‘Manual’ under network selection. This shall make your number not reachable. Then, you can go back to the same setting and choose the working network to start taking calls.

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    4. Forward call

    Call Forward

    Another trick to make your phone out of coverage area is to forward the call to an expired number. All you need for doing this is an old and expired number. Simply go to the call settings of your mobile phone, and there you will find the option of forwarding calls. There, enter the number which is not in use and is expired. However, remember that the caller may know about the call being forwarded and guess that you are doing it on purpose.

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    5. Sim card trick

    SIM card trick

    Removing your sim card and inserting it again is also an efficient way to make your phone unreachable. All you need to do is take out the SIM card, switch off your phone, and insert the sim card back again. This will make your number not reachable until you restart your device.

    7. Third-party applications

    There are some apps on the app stores such as “Phone Signal Jammer“, “PilferShush Jammer“, and many more similar apps that claim that these can block cell reception, which makes your number go not reachable. These apps are free to use and are only available on Android, but their functionality varies from device to device, so you can test it out on your device and see if this works.

    8. Remove the battery

    Portability of Lithium Polymer Battery

    If you remove your smartphone’s battery without switching off the device, then this can do the trick. Your mobile phone will be unreachable just by doing this little trick making this another extremely easy method.

    Your phone will switch off automatically after taking off the battery. You can check by calling on your mobile number from any other device to be assured of this. Remember to keep your phone on why you are removing the battery, or else this trick will not work.

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    9. Aluminum foil

    Wrap your mobile phone in aluminium foil. It may sound like a stupid and non-working DIY, but it does the trick as it causes poor network connection. By doing this, your smartphone’s radio antenna won’t receive any mobile network, and it becomes difficult for your device to receive any signals once you wrap it in aluminium foil. Therefore, the caller will receive the message of “this number is out of coverage area; please try again later!”

    If you do not have aluminium foil in your house, try to put your mobile in a steel box. That, too, will do the same trick efficiently.

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    10. Block the number

    Block number

    This trick is a bit risky and usually only works for Android devices. Some android devices deliver the message “the number you have dialled is currently busy” when putting the number on the block. However, some Android devices inform the caller about the number being unreachable on blocking.

    First, it is best to check this trick by blocking any of your other or alternative numbers and then calling on your device by that number. If the message being delivered is of an unreachable device, then congratulations, as you can simply block the number whose call you want to dodge.

    To block calls on your device, you can either use in-built call block functionality that can be viewed by selecting the recent calls menu and blocking the numbers manually. Or you can even use third-party apps like “Truecaller” to block calls. This might not make the number not reachable, but this will make the calls disconnect as soon as the caller calls your number.

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    Final Note

    So, these were the best tricks that can make your mobile phone unreachable and do the job of avoiding the calls that you don’t want to answer. Try and test them out on your own and find out which of the above works best for you. Make sure to confirm their surety and function on your mobile device by calling on your number from another mobile number.

    Update (Jan 2021)

    Use Data Connection 

    If you are using a sim card both for calling & internet services, you can block calls. If you start consuming a lot of data services, it will automatically affect the calling services. For example, if you start downloading updates for a lot of applications using mobile data, it will hamper the calling signals.

    So, the next time you want to ignore someone’s call start updating your applications with mobile data. The call will show a weak network connection upon calling. 

    However, keep in mind that this trick works only with mobile data. If you are using a Wi-Fi network, this trick will not work at all. 


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