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How to block texts on Android

Tutorial android block messages

Let’s face it: phones are great, but people can be annoying. When you get bombarded with annoying messages, you can delete them one-by-one… but there is also a more permanent solution.

This is how to block messages from certain numbers on your Android smartphone

Fortunately, Google has laid out a fairly comprehensive tutorial on the simplest way to block messages on Android.

To block messages coming through to your Android phone you need to:

  1. Unlock your Android device and open the Messages app.
  2. Scroll through all the messages in your inbox and hold your finger on the conversation you’d like to block, until it is highlighted.

How to block contacts and messages on Android

  1. Tap the block icon found in the top right of the screen.

The above method will stop all messages coming through to your inbox from the numbers you block. Also, it is worth nothing that none of the contacts you block will receive a notification telling them that they’ve been blocked.

There is another way to block messages coming through to your Android Messages inbox, as follows:

  1. Unlock your Android device and open the stock Messages app.
  2. Click the three-dot “” menu button in the top right of the screen and tap Blocked Contacts.

Blocked contacts on Android

  1. Here, you’ll see a button that says ADD A NUMBER. Click this button and type in the number of the person or company you want to block.
  2. This number will then be added to the Blocked numbers list beneath the ADD A NUMBER button.

How to block a message on Android

This how to unblock messages on Android

Should you ever block a number by mistake, feel guilty about blocking somebody, or just feel a little more open about allowing people into your life you may decide one day to take numbers off your Blocked contacts list. This is easy. All you have to do to unblock messages on Android is:

  1. Unlock your Android device and open the stock Messages app.
  2. Click the three-dot “” menu button in the top right of the screen and tap Blocked Contacts.

block numbers on Android3. Scroll through the list until you come to the contact you want to unblock and hit the X button next to it. Then click Unblock to confirm and the contact will then be able to contact you again by message or call.

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