Block or Unblock Messages

Block or Unblock Messages

Block messages from your device.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Block messages
• Unblock messages
• Block unknown numbers
• Enable or disable spam protection

Block messages

1. From the home screen, select the messages Messages app.

2. Select the desired message thread

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3. Select the  Menu icon, then select Details

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4. Select Block & report spam. If desired, select the Report spam checkbox to have the number reported to Google. Select OK to confirm. 

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Unblock messages

1. To remove a number from the Blocked numbers list, from the Messages app, select the  Menu icon > Spam & blocked Menu icon > Blocked contacts.

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2. Select the Remove icon next to the desired number to unblock. Select Unblock to confirm.

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Block unknown numbers

From the blocked contact screen, select the Unknown switch.

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Enable or disable spam protection

1. Enabling spam protection helps protect you from spam texts in the Messages app by notifying you if a text is coming from a suspected spammer. From the Messages app, select the menu Menu icon, then select Settings

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2. Select Spam protection, then select the Enable spam protection switch to enable or disable as desired. 

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