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decibalsrising



Joined: 12 Sep 2012
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: How to block cell phone messages? Reply with quote

Hi all..
I know this should be straight foward but how can I block text messages from others on my android smart phone? Thanks
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thatkidpercy



Joined: 05 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have ICS so it might be different in other versions, but on my phone:

Open the offending message > menu button > "Register spam number"
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decibalsrising



Joined: 12 Sep 2012
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But what if there is no offending message and you want to pre-block a number of a person etc.?
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phatrick



Joined: 18 Apr 2006
Location: Busan

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Jelly Bean if I hold down on a contact, it brings up a menu, one of them is add to reject list. Never actually rejected anyone but I bet a quick google search with "yourandroidfirmwarename how to block number" will bring up many ways to do it Razz
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Skippy



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
Location: Daejeon

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a different SMS program then then the generic SMS/message program on my computer. The program I use has a SMS blacklist. Basically you add any number you want to the list and you will not be notified of the message. There are also separate APPS for SMS blocking.

Check out some of the programs at this link
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-android-apps.htm?page=0,8#Page-Index

I use the GO SMS program. It has done to cut down on the spam messages I get.

There are various other options, some a bit more complicated.

Good Luck
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thatkidpercy



Joined: 05 Sep 2010

PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

decibalsrising wrote:
But what if there is no offending message and you want to pre-block a number of a person etc.?


On ICS:

Open mailbox > Press the menu button > Settings > Spam > Spam numbers > Press "+" to register a new number
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