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How To Block Texts From Someone Who’s Harassing You

You may have an ex who won’t stop texting you or someone may be harassing your child through text messages. And of course, you want to them to stop permanently. First, you will want to monitor and extract all of your texts with Highster Mobile’s data extraction and recovery backup. Then, you will want to block this contact to stop the harassment. We have put together a step-by-step guide on how to block texts from contacting you on your mobile device.    

Blocking Texts on iPhone

There are three different ways to block text messages on iPhone. All of the methods are really simple to enable and can be reversed at any time should you wish to unblock a number.  

Blocking From Settings:

You can block calls and texts directly from the Settings on an iPhone. This method is best for blocking a number stored directly in your Contacts List.

  1. Tap the Settings app on your home screen which is a grey box with gears on it.
  2. Scroll down to Messages which is about halfway down and tap this option.
  3. Scroll down and select Blocked which is under SMS/MMS.
  4. Go to the bottom of your blocked list and select Add New.
  5. This will bring up your Contact List for you to select a contact to block. You can also enter a phone number if the contact you’re blocking isn’t stored.

Blocking From Messages:

You can block a contact from your Contact List or an unknown number directly from your messages. This method is best for blocking a number you don’t have stored in your Contacts.  

  1. First, you will open the message of the phone number you want to block.
  2. Next, you will tap the info button, which will either be located in the upper right corner labeled as “i” or click the contact’s icon in the top center and the “i” will appear to the right.  
  3. Tapping the info will display the details for that text message conversation.  ou will want to tap the name or phone number that is displayed for the contact.  
  4. This will bring you to the contact information details screen.
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Block this Caller.  

Filtering Messages from Unknown Numbers:

Companies can get a hold of your contact information and send you promotional texts. As most do, you want to get off of their lists as it is highly annoying. There is a way to filter out these texts so they aren’t going directly to your message inbox. This method is best to prevent messages from getting to your inbox.

  1. Tap the Settings app on your home screen which is a grey box with gears on it.
  2. Scroll down to Messages which is about halfway down and tap this option.
  3. Click Filter Unknown Senders. This will change the button to green turning it on.
  4. In the Messages app, you will see a new tab for Unknown Senders. You will not receive notifications for messages that go into the Unknown Senders tab.

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Blocking Texts on Android

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There are a few different ways to block text messages on Android depending on which message app you are using from the Google Play Store. You may even need to use a blocking app to block calls and texts on your Android device.  

Blocking Using Google Messenger:

Google Messenger is available on any Android device from the Google Play Store.

  1. Open messenger on your Android device, it is a round blue icon.
  2. Tap the conversation of the number you wish to block. You can block any number from text message conversations.  
  3. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner and a drop down menu will appear.  
  4. Select People & Options. A new screen will appear with conversation details.
  5. Click Block & report spam.
  6. You will no longer receive calls or texts from this number and the contact and conversation will be archived.  

Blocking Using HTC Messages:

This method is for blocking messages that come on the Message App pre-installed on HTC phones.  

  1. Open Messages.
  2. Tap and hold the message of the contact you wish to block.
  3. A menu will appear after a few seconds.
  4. Tap Block Contact and you will no longer receive texts or calls from this contact.  

Blocking Using Samsung Messages:

This is for the proprietary messaging app on all Samsung devices.  

  1. Open Messages.  
  2. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the screen and click Settings.
  3. A drop down menu will appear. Select Block Messages.
  4. Next select Block List.
  5. Enter a number you wish to block or select Inbox to select a contact directly from your Inbox.
  6. Tap + to add them to the Block list and you won’t receive notifications from this contact.

Blocking Using SMS Blocking App:

In some cases, you may need to download an SMS Blocking App from the Google Play Store to get the job done.

  1. Tap the Google Play Store App.
  2. Search SMS Blocker.
  3. Some of the more popular SMS Blocking Apps include:
    • Clean Inbox SMS Blocker
    • Block call and block SMS
    • Text Blocker
    • Truemessenger
  4. Install the app you wish to use and follow the instructions.  

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Now you can stop all of the harassing text messages whether they are spam, or from a bully or your ex. You shouldn’t have to worry about who’s texting you or your loved ones. Blocking them will give you the peace of mind you need.