Samsung phones are some of the best mobile gadgets in the market. They have many distinguishing features. Amongst many other features, one of the best is the text message feature. With the advancement in technology, the Messages app on the Samsung phone contains exquisite features. One of those features involves blocking of text messages.

There was once a time when people would send random texts to others. In some cases, men become obsessed with women around them and start to deliver unwanted messages via their phones. For most women, it becomes annoying and even frightening. But women are not the only ones to face this kind of issue.

Many women also become obsessed with men around them. They start sending inappropriate messages to the man they are stalking. Some people are often harassed by their own genders for multiple reasons. In many cases, a person does not wish to receive messages from toxic people around them.

Receiving inappropriate messages is annoying, irritating, and a complete waste of time. It prevents you from using your phone properly for contacting purposes. At times, spam messages can feel threatening and disrupt you from normal life. To resolve all the above-mentioned issues Samsung has introduced the option of blocking text messages. This feature prevents messages from contacts you have blocked to reach your inbox.

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Blocking Text Messages

There are several different ways to prevent spam or unwanted message on Samsung phones. Here are five simple ways to accomplish that process.

Block Unwanted Text Messages via Samsung Settings

This one of the most straightforward ways of blocking text messages on your Samsung device. The default system of Samsung phones provides this built-in setting. Here are simple steps to prevent unwanted messages from reaching your phone:

  1. Pick your Samsung phone. Open the messages or inbox application.  
  2. Look for the message and contact number you want to block.
  3. On the top right corner of the Samsung phone, you will see three vertical dots.
  4. Select those three dots.
  5. A drop-down list will open up.
  6. In most phones, the fifth option will be Block Number.
  7. Select this option.
  8. A message will pop up by the system prompting you that you will not receive any new messages from this number in the future.
  9. If you want to delete the whole conversation or every message from the unwanted number, check the “Delete Messages” option.
  10. Click on the “OK” button.  

Congratulations! The blocking procedure is now complete, and you will no longer receive any messages from this number.

Block Unwanted Text Messages via Third-Party App

There are many third-party apps through which you can prevent your phone from receiving unwanted text messages on your Samsung phone. They are simple and free to download. The steps involved in executing the process of blocking through these apps is also very simple. Let us go through some of the best apps out there for this purpose.

Call Blocker – Blacklist, SMS Blocker

This one of the most trustable and efficient apps on the Google Play Store. It is developed by Kaisar’s Lab. This app allows you to block incoming unwanted messages. It allows you to prevent people from calling you as well! This app occupies little space in Samsung mobile phones. It works on all models of Android phones with an OS version of 7 or above.

Even though you will not receive the SMS in your inbox directly, they are saved in a separate folder. This way you can keep an eye on the messages you are receiving on your phone (if it is needed). The following steps are followed when downloading and making Call Blocker App operational.

  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • On the top bar type the following: Call Blocker – Blacklist, SMS Blocker.
  • Select the Install button.
  • Wait for the device to install the app on your phone.
  • It will take a few seconds. The download speed completely depends on the quality of your Internet.
  • Once the download is complete, open the app.
  • Go to the menu from the top left corner.
  • Select the “Black List” option from the drop-down menu.
  • In the Black List menu, you can see the options through which you want to input the number. You may choose from Input Numbers, From Call Logs, From Contacts, and From Text Messages.
  • Pick the option through which you want to input your number.
  • It is recommended to select the “From Text Messages” option. This makes the whole process very simple.
  • Once you select the option, go back to your Inbox/Messages (system apps).
  • You will notice that unwanted messages are no longer present. This is because the app removes them from your system messages.
  • If you ever want to access the blocked messages, you can easily do so through the app as there is a separate folder present for it.

SMS Blocker, Text Blocker

This is another one of the top-rated apps on the Google Play Store. It is functional on every Android device. It is easy to install and requires 19MB of space on your Samsung phone. Through this app, you can easily block unwanted SMS and text messages on your phone. The creators of this app are Key Messages- SMS Blocker | Spam Blocker. It is a free app. You can find some great reviews about this app on the Play Store. It is an award-winning application. Here is a simple method on how you can use this app to block messages on your phone.

  • Go to Google Play Store.
  • On the top search bar, type SMS Blocker, Text Blocker.
  • Select the Install button.
  • Wait for the device to install the app on your phone.
  • It will take a few seconds. The download speed completely depends on the quality of your Internet.
  • A pop up will ask whether you want to make this app your default “messaging” app. If you would like to do so, select the option of making it your default app. Otherwise, select “No”.
  • Open the app. On the top left corner, you will see three horizontal lines. Select this icon.
  • A drop-down list is opened, with multiple options such as Block Unknown, Block and Auto Delete, Block by Keyword, and Block Businesses.
  • Select the option which fits best to your requirements.
  • You can apply a “Spam Filter” to your messages. This means that numbers or messages marked as spam will never be shown to you.
  • Unless you select the Block and Auto-Delete option, your blocked messages are saved in a separate folder inside the app. You may access them at any point.

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Conclusion

Technology has come far away from initial times. Samsung phones are a delight to use. They are easy to operate and execute each of their processes flawlessly. Samsung phones are genuinely smart. If you are in dire need of blocking text messages on your Samsung phone, then all the above-mentioned methods are useful. You can pick any one of the above-mentioned methods, and perform your task easily. It does not take more than 5 to 6 minutes to remove all the unwanted messages and contacts from your Inbox.