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How to Block Text Messages On iPhone and Android?


Thinking about blocking someone when he or she is constantly irritating you? If, that’s what is making you worry, then you should go through the steps listed below. Here you would find ways to block messages on Android and iOS.

Steps to Block Text Messages on iPhone?

With an iPhone, you can block messages with ease. The built-in block feature helps you carry out the task in minutes. You no longer need to seek help of third-party tools or applications.

Step 1: Go to the stock phone application.

Step 2: Tap ‘Contacts’ and select the individual you desire to block,

Step 3: Scroll down and select ‘Block this caller’.

Step 4: Once you’re prompted with a confirmation message, choose ‘Block Contact’.

How to Block Text Messages on iPhone

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Steps to Deal with Unwanted/Spam Messages

Step 1: Switch to the messenger app.

Step 2: Tap the message from the spam list.

Step 3: Select ‘Details’ which you would find at top right hand side corner.

Step 4: Once you observe the alphabet, ‘i’ across the number, scroll down and select ‘Block this Caller’.

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NOTE: If you can’t get away with the messages, then it’s better to contact the carrier for phone spam tools. Simply, browse through a website and sign-up to create a list which you desire to block.

How to Block Text Messages on Android?

You may find many preinstalled apps to help you for blocking text messages. But, due to the carrier these applications have their own limitations. So, here are some ways you could try for getting the task done.

Using a Default Messaging App

If you have a smartphone running on Android Kitkat or later, then a default messaging app would be useful.

Step 1: Tap and hold the text message for a few seconds.

Step 2: Once you see separate window, you need to choose the ‘add to spam’ option.

Step 3: Tap ‘OK’ when you’re prompted with ‘Add to spam numbers’ message box.

How to Stop Text Messages on Android

Apart from the procedure mentioned above, you can accomplish the task through built-in options.

Step 1: Tap three dots visible towards the topmost right hand corner.

Step 2: Select ‘Settings’ from the drop down menu.

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Step 3: Within the ‘settings’ section, scroll till you are able to see ‘Spam Filter’

Step 4: Slide to enable till the option turns green.

Step 5: Choose any option from ‘Add to spam numbers’,’ Add to spam phrases’ or ‘Block Unknown Senders’.

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If you don’t know what these options signify, then check the description mentioned below.

Add to spam numbers – This option would permit you to block messages from specific numbers.

Add to spam phrases – Messages would be filtered depending on a few words. These could either be the message or may be used in the text.

Block Unknown Senders – Once you enable this option, you would only receive messages from everyone in your contact list. This might be risky option because you may miss important messages from people who know you, but are not present in the contact list.

Using SMS Blocker Clean Inbox

The SMS Blocker Clean Inbox works fine when you need to block text. So, to get started you need to follow some steps.

Step 1: Launch the app and tap ‘Yes’ for confirming the application to be your default app.

Step 2: Tap on the three lines located towards the topmost left hand side corner.

Step 3: Select ‘Block List’ and choose from options, ‘Sender’, ‘Series’ or ‘Word’.

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While the Sender option would aid you to add the number directly to the block list, ‘Series’ would help you filter out numbers starting with certain digits. Moreover, you can stop receiving messages by mentioning common words through the last option.

NOTE: You can set a limit on the number of messages you need to block. For performing this task go to the three lines and navigate to ‘Settings’. Later, disable the option ‘Delete Old Messages’.

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As far as blocking is concerned, it’s way different for Nexus or Google phone users. You either have to block them for a registered account or from Google Hangouts.

Blocking From a Registered Contact

Step 1: Open your list by tapping ‘Contact’.

Step 2: Edit the concerned contact and tap the ‘Menu’ icon.

Step 3: Finally, select ‘All calls to voicemail’.

Blocking From Google Hangout

Step 1: Launch the app and open the SMS thread from the contact list.

Step 2: Go to ‘Menu >> People & Options’ and select Block <mobile number>.

So, this is what we have for you. Hope you would be well prepared when you can’t tolerate a person. If you have any other way apart from these, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.