How to Block Text Messages on Android

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How to Block Text Messages on Android?

Welcome guys! In this tutorial, you will learn how to block text messages in 11 different ways to get rid of annoying, unwanted & spam messages.

Anyone using a mobile phone today must have ever received some sort of marketing, company, promotional SMS, discount offers, scam or fraudulent SMS, and annoying wrong number messages.

Well, if you ask me, I receive 2, 3 unwanted messages daily from any of the above sources. When your mobile phone rings telling you that there is some message for you and you check your mobile phone to see it, but you get angry to see that it was a spam/ unwanted message.

To get rid of such messages that keep disturbing you, I have come out with 11 different practical methods to teach you how to block texts on android.

Method #1:  How to Block Text Messages on Samsung Phones?

In most of Samsung phones operating android 5.0 lollipop or 6.0 marshmallow, blocking numbers from texting is almost similar. In this tutorial, I will be using the Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phone. So, if you have a Samsung phone, follow the same procedure on your device.

  1. Open the ‘Messages” app.
  2. Tap and hold the number that you want to block texts for 3 seconds.
  3. Now tap on the Ban symbol “Ө” in the upper right corner.
  4. Press “OK”.
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How to Auto Reply Blocked Text Messages?

When blocked, the blocked number will not receive any type of notification. If you want to auto reply blocked text messages, I will recommend “SMS Auto Reply Text Messages” app to auto-reply blocked text messages. You can download it from the Play Store by clicking on the following button.

This application will help you to let the blocked numbers know that they have been blocked. All you have to do is to add the blocked numbers in this app and set custom text to auto-reply blocked text messages. Whenever they will text you, they will receive an auto-reply from this app.

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Method #2: How to Block Texts on Android from Conversation?

  1. Open the ‘Messages” app.
  2. Tap and open the conversation of the number that you want to block.
  3. Click on “3-dots” or “More” option, in the upper right corner.
  4. Find and tap on the option “Add to Spam Numbers” or “Block number”.
  5. Tap “OK”.
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Method #3: How to Block Texts on Android from Message Settings?

  1. Open the ‘Messages” app.
  2. Click on “3-dots” or “More” option,  in the upper right corner.
  3. Go to the “Settings”.
  4. In “Settings”, go to the bottom and find “Spam filter”.
  5. Click on the option “Spam Filter”.
  6. Tap on the option “Add to Spam numbers”. How to Block Text Messages Android - s5 -msg settings1
  7. Tap the “+” icon.
  8. Now add the number that you want to block from texting and tap “SAVE”.
  9. You can also add number automatically from your contacts or recent texts or calls log by tapping on the contacts icon on the upper right side. How to Block Text Messages on Android 2

Method #4: How to Block SMS without Number?

Sometimes, you receive computerized messages that don’t have any number. You can block such computerized messages without number by using spam filter from settings.

  1. Open the ‘Messages” app.
  2. Click on “3-dots” or “More” option,  in the upper right corner.
  3. Go to the “Settings”.
  4. In “Settings”, go to the bottom and find “Spam filter”.
  5. Click on the option “Spam Filter”.
  6. Tap on the option “Add to Spam Phrases”.
  7. Tap the “+” icon.
  8. Now add the most common phrases used by the spammers like Earn money, get a bonus, etc. that you want to block from texting and tap “SAVE”.
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Be very careful in adding phrases because if you add such words that are used by your contacts, their important messages will also be blocked.

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Method #5: How to Block Text Messages Using Android Messages

In some Google phones like Pixel and Nexus, Android Messages application comes pre-installed as the default messaging app. However, it is available for all the android phones in the Google Play Store. Download & install this application by clicking the following button and follow these steps.

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After installing this application, follow these steps.

  1. Open the “messages” app.
  2. Tap and hold on the number that is to be blocked.
  3. Tap on the “Ө” symbol on the upper right corner.
  4. Tap “OK” on the pop-up screen.
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Method #6: How to Block Texts on Android Messages by Opening Conversation?

  1. Open the conversation that you want to block.
  2. Tap on 3-dots in the upper right corner.
  3. Tap on “Details” in the drop-down menu.
  4. Tap on “Block & report spam” on the details screen.
  5. Tap on “OK” in the pop-up screen.
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Method #7: How to Block Texts on Android 7.0 Nougat or Above?

In New Samsung phones operating android 7.0 or higher, text messages can be blocked in the following ways.

  1. Open the “Messages” app.
  2. Open the messages that are required to be blocked.
  3. Tap on 3-dots in the upper right corner. It will open up a drop down menu.
  4. Search for the option “Block number” and tap on it.
  5. Tap “OK” on the pop-up screen.
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Method #8: How to Block Texts on Android from Recent History

  1. Open the “Phone” app and find the recent number that you want to block text messages.
  2. Tap on the number.
  3. Tap on “details”.
  4. Find and tap on “Block number” in the details screen.
  5. Tap on “Block” in the pop-up screen.
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Method #9: How to Block Texts from a Number Manually from Call Settings

  1. Open the “Phone” app.
  2. Tap on 3-dots in the upper right corner. It will open up a drop-down menu.
  3. Tap on “Settings”.
  4. Search for the option “Block numbers” in the call settings and tap on it.
  5. Now add the number manually which is required to be blocked.
  6. Tap the “+” button to add the number to the blocked numbers list.
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Method #10 How to Block Text Messages on Xiaomi Redmi Phones?

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Find & go to “System apps”.
  3. Go to “Call Settings”.
  4. Find and tap on the “Blocklist” option in call settings.How to Block Text Messages Android - Xiaomi Redmi1
  5. Enable the “Blocklist” option.
  6. Tap on “Blocked numbers”.
  7. Tap on the “+” button in the bottom of the screen.
  8. Tap on “Add phone number”.
  9. Now add the phone number manually and tap “OK” to block the number.How to Block Text Messages Android - Xiaomi Redmi2

Method #11: How to Block Texts on Android using Third-Party Apps?

Using third-party apps to block text messages android is also thought to be helpful in some phones that don’t offer built-in block messages function. Here I will list only 2 apps to help you block texts android.

1. Block Calls & Block SMS

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This application will help you in blocking numbers from texting & calling. It is a really simple application and you will easily learn how to block text messages on android with this application. Install this and add the number you wish to stop receiving msgs & calls.

2. Block Text, SMS & MMS, Spam Blocker – Key Messages

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This is another good application to block messages on your device. After adding a number to this app, you will not receive annoying msgs from that number again.

Final Words:

In this article, I have listed 11 different ways about how to block texts from a number & without a number. The method is different for different phones. If you didn’t find any method applicable for your phone, let us know by commenting below.

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