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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Call Barring Settings

As we have learnt before, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can restrict an outgoing call for some numbers by turned on fixed dialing on your phone then add the required numbers into FDN list. Once you've added the numbers, your phone will only be able to make a call to the selected numbers and to the emergency numbers.

See also: How to Add Fixed Numbers to Fixed Dialing Numbers List on Samsung Galaxy S3

If fixed dialing only restrict your outgoing call to some numbers that you've been added to the list, then you can restrict certain types of incoming or outgoing call on your phone by choose one of the available option on the call barring settings.

How to restrict incoming or outgoing call using call barring?
To do so 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. Here you will see call barring available option, they are:
    • All outgoing calls: if you select this option, no calls can be made.
    • Int'l calls: if you select this option, no international calls can be made.
    • Int'l calls except home: if you select this option, no international calls can be made, but you can still call home while you're abroad.
    • All incoming calls: if you select this option, you can't receive all incoming calls.
    • Incoming when roaming: if you select this option, you can't receive incoming call while you're abroad. Incoming calls will be rejected by the network.
  9. Tap one of the available options as mentioned above you wish to use.
  10. Enter your barring password. If you never change your barring password, then the default is 0000.
  11. Tap OK button to save your changes.
  12. To turn on another call barring option, repeat from the step #9.
  13. Finish. Now you have managed to choose setting for call barring on your phone. As a note, when the checkbox next to the option is ticked means the option is turned on.

Well, by knowing on how to choose call barring settings, now you can set it according to your wish and situations. Choose the one or more that suit your needs. So, hope it helps :)


  1. S4 - I have tried to block inward calls while on roaming. I have not set any pw. The system prompted to enter a pw. I tried 1111 and 1234 and 0000 and 9999 as default values. Call registration rejected. If I use 5 or 6 digital pw, error is invalid pw.

    1. Hi TVRAAO,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to call your network provider to ask the barring passwords. It may differ between each network provider.
      Hope this helps :)

  2. I have followed these steps, but under additional settings, there is no "call barring" option on my phone. I have seen other sites that also mention this in other menus, and it does not exist on any of my menus. I have a U.S. Samsung Galaxy S3 and I woke up to a phone that has call barring activated.

    1. Hi Leslie,
      Thanks for coming.
      What carrier are you using now? Some of carriers may be deactivated some option in their phone for certain reason.

  3. Hi...I am all of a sudden unable to make outgoing calls. I can send texts and receive them and I can receive calls. I am thinking that somehow some settings in the phone have gone troppo. Any clues?

    1. Hi Andrew Johnson,
      Thanks for coming.
      If the call barring settings on your phone is disabled, then try to change with another SIM card if possible (if your phone is unlocked) and then try to make a call, just to make sure that your SIM card is ok. If not, you can try to call your provider, may be they can help you to reset the settings on your SIM card.

  4. hi..what should i do when the barring setting are all rejected "erro barring settings"

  5. I want to now that i am doing the option of call barring and try to anable butt allways coming this massege ( error barring setting ) after enter the code is 0000 so pls tell me what i do for anable to this option

  6. when I put code 0000 still call barring is rejected! why? and default password has never been changed
    Any alternative?


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