If you’ve been receiving unwanted text messages, it can be frustrating and annoying. You may have tried to block the sender, but haven’t had much success. The good news is that there are several ways to effectively block text messages on both iPhone and Android devices. In this article, we will guide you through the process step-by-step.

1. Block Specific Senders

One of the easiest ways to block text messages on your iPhone or Android device is to simply block specific senders. Here’s how to do it:

On iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the conversation with the sender you want to block.
  3. Tap and hold the contact’s name until a menu appears.
  4. Select "Block this Caller."
  5. Confirm that you want to block the caller by tapping "Block Contact."

On Android:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Find the conversation with the sender you want to block.
  3. Tap and hold the contact’s name until a menu appears.
  4. Select "Block this Caller."
  5. Confirm that you want to block the caller by tapping "Block Number."

1. Block All Senders from a Specific Contact

If you receive many text messages from a specific contact, but don’t want to block all of their messages, you can block only the ones from that contact. Here’s how:

On iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the conversation with the sender you want to block.
  3. Tap and hold the contact’s name until a menu appears.
  4. Select "Block this Caller."
  5. Confirm that you want to block the caller by tapping "Block Contact."
  6. When prompted, select "Always Allow Messages from [Contact Name]."
  7. Tap "Cancel" to complete the process.

On Android:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Find the conversation with the sender you want to block.
  3. Tap and hold the contact’s name until a menu appears.
  4. Select "Block this Caller."
  5. Confirm that you want to block the caller by tapping "Block Number."
  6. When prompted, select "Allow messages from [Contact Name]."
  7. Tap "Cancel" to complete the process.

1. Block All Senders with a Specific Word or Phrase

If you receive many text messages with the same word or phrase, you can block all senders who use that word or phrase in their messages. Here’s how:

On iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the "Settings" icon on the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select "Messages."

    4. Select “Text Filters.”

  4. Toggle the switch for "Filter Unknown Senders."
  5. Type in the word or phrase you want to block messages with.

    7. Tap on “Add Word or Phrase.”

  6. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each word or phrase you want to block.

On Android:

  1. Open the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the "Settings" icon on the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select "Messages."

    4. Select “More Settings.”

  4. Scroll down and select "Spam & Blocked."
  5. Toggle the switch for "Filter Unknown Senders."
  6. Type in the word or phrase you want to block messages with.

    8. Tap on “Add Keyword.”

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