Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Barring Password

In Samsung Galaxy S3 you can restrict certain types of incoming or outgoing calls by turned on call barring settings. To make a change on you call barring settings, you will be prompted to enter 4 digit barring password.

See also: How to Set Call Barring Settings on Samsung Galaxy S3

If it's your first time and you never change your barring password, then the default is 0000. But, for security reason and else, you may want to change your current barring password with the new ones.

How to change barring password?
To change your current barring password, kindly follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Phone.
  3. Tap the Menu key.
  4. On pop up menu select Call settings.
  5. Tap Additional settings.
  6. Tap Call barring.
  7. Tap Voice call.
  8. Tap the Menu key.
  9. On pop up menu select Change password.
  10. Tap on Old password field then enter your current password. If you never change, the default is 0000.
  11. Tap on New password field then enter your new 4 digit barring password.
  12. Tap on Confirm password then enter your new 4 digit barring password again to confirm your new password.
  13. Tap OK button to save your changes.
  14. Finish. Now you have managed to change your barring password.

Well, by knowing on how to change your barring password, now you can change the old one with the new one for the security and your convenience reasons. So, hope it helps :)


  1. Hi there
    Many thanks for the valuable information you have provided.
    I have question regarding changing the password. I've changed the barred password but unfortunately I have forgetten my passwrod and now I'd like to change in call barring setting, have you got an idea of how can I changing my forgetten password?
    Your feedback is highly appreciated :)
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Moshtag Almoshtag,
      Thanks for coming.
      AFAIK, there is no way to reset the password manually, even with the factory reset due to this problem associated with the operator not the handset. So, the only you can do is by contacting your operator through the phone or email to ask them to reset your barring password.
      Hope this helps :)

  2. Sorry to revive an old post but this reply has information people may need to help.
    Rehan, I beleive you have given moshtag Almoshtag incorrect information.
    I beleive the problem is NOT with the operator but with the handset. It is the handset which has the settings to bar calls from not the operator, and it's those settings that are guarded by a password that the o.p changed from default then forgot what they changed it to. Unless the o.p told the operator the new password or they can delve deep o.p's memory, i don't think they can help much. Surely a factory reset changes ALL settings and passwords to their default ones as when the handset left the factory no?
    Is there no other option in any hidden menu?
    Is there an amount of times you can guess at the password?
    On my galaxy fame the default is not 0000 or 1111 or 0123 or 1234 I have tried more to no avail. Any ideas on what it might be set to? I have NEVER changed it from default so I cant imagine why its not what you said.
    Thank you. ;-)

    1. Hi Davido.McLovin,
      Thanks for coming.
      Well, I might have been wrong. But, I've read in somewhere forum, some users confirmed that they finally solved this issue (barring password) when their network providers reset their bar password back to 0000. They gave an advice that it would be better if the users send them an email rather than phone call because email will give you a greater possibility to bring your issue to the right department.
      And I have to say that I don't know about how many times you can enter the wrong password. But, if the amount is over, you should be informed by your phone.

  3. Hello, the problem is that no matter what i do it still says call barring is on, even after disabling, resetting, even after factory reset. Thank u for help

    1. Hi Tanis92,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, some providers need to turn on or off call barring feature manually therefore there no required action on your side. Assuming that you're in this situation, the best bid is by asking your provider to turn it off or if your phone is not locked to the certain provider then you can use another SIM card and then see whether it helps :)

  4. Okay, so I tried all the codes (000 , 0123 , 1234) and yet it haven't worked. I haven't used call barring before, and I've always wanted to. I am signed to T-Mobile, so who can I call to actually help?

  5. I tried the 0000 it isn't working and i just don't know what to do. Can someone help please.


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