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Questions on how to block certain (or all) SMS messages.

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Completely block someone on Huawei P20 Pro

Can someone please tell me how to totally block a number so I don't see their messages and calls in the blocked section in phone manager. I have disabled notifications but I just want him completely ...
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MIUI blocks random SMS

TL,DR: New phone Xiaomi Redmi 5 (german provider) Magisk and TWRP installed, ROM completely stock MIUI Global 10.1.2.0 (Android Nougat 7.1.2) does not receive every SMS / 50% loss My girlfriend has ...
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Blocked on android phone, will my messages ever be read?

Just to keep things short, I was blocked practically everywhere by someone. I was drunk one night and sent some very very bad messages to this person via SMS! I am just hoping that there is no ...
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How to block spamming SMS

I am using a MOTO-G6 and it runs on Android-8.0.0. the default SMS app is Google-Messages. I am getting tons of annoying spam SMS from contacts with no numbers. It just shows a name for example: ...
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Is there a widget or something I can go with IFTTT to block and unblock a contact?

I have a friend that says some pretty bad things about certain people pretty often and a lot of the time I am around those people while he's sending me those messages. I just want a button/widget I ...
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SMS application to block sms without setting it as default app [closed]

Is that possible to have a SMS app, that can block some kind of sms (i.e. where text contains "XYZ" phrase). But i Don't want it to be set as a default sms app. I've seen something like this, but ...
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S7 Edge Messaging App Cannot Block a number that is not a contact

I can block a number that is a contact such as my mum. But I cannot block numbers by companies such as my network proviser Three. By block I mean stop receiving annoying text messages, It is not ...
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How can I block or auto-delete incoming blank/empty SMS/MMS messages?

I am looking for an app (or any method really) that will catch incoming text messages that are blank and automatically delete or block them. Blocking the number/contact it comes from is not an option ...
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SMS sending is auto-blocked, how to fix?

To a specific number, when I try to send a SMS, it is automatically/instantly blocked and fails. Once, by mistake, I blocked sending messages to that number, but even after unblocking, the messages ...
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How to block Spam SMS messages from contacts without number?

I receive spam from "Bubbleroom" contact without contact details after pressing three dots regularly. I am thinking how you can block messages from "no phone number" and such cases. Those messages ...
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Delivery of SMS from blocked contact

I would appreciate if someone could please let me know about the following: When I block SMS messages from a contact and then eventually unblock it, then will I see all the messages that have been ...
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How to block incoming advertisement sms from senders with no visible phone number?

I get spam ad messages from a few companies regularly on my phone. And when I try to block them using the option given on the messaging application a custom message says that the number is invalid and ...
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Unable to view messages from one person

I'm receiving most text messages as would be expected, but it would seem one person in particular is unable to reach me. I am receiving the messages. I have the notifications telling me that I have ...
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How to block all messages and calls from any numbers?

I want to block all kinds of messages and calls from any numbers that come into my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, rooted), but I still want to have mobile data available. What should I do?
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Automatically, seamlessly block Google-suspected spam calls

The Google Phone app now reports when a suspected call is spam. Right now when I receive such a call, I have the choice to block that number. But what I'd like to do is pre-emptively set it up so that ...
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How to block a range of phone numbers without any third-party apps

Is it possible to block a range of phone numbers e.g. 02079460*** as I keep getting accident companies and personal injury calls. I have read that these are fake numbers for use in TV and radio ...
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Block SMS without number

In India, we often receive SMSs which do not actually have a number, but instead, have a name like 'VK-AMSWAN'. SMS blockers like Truecaller don't have any facility to recognise such senders, and keep ...
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Is there a way to auto-reply to blocked SMS messages?

I wish to block numbers from text messaging me, but with an auto-reply. I tried every single suggestion here and other places and for one reason or another, they would not do this for me. The built in ...
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SMS with alphanumeric sender discarded

I am working in a company where we host a server to send SMS to mobile phone providers. We have several customers each day who cannot receive SMS we deliver to them because their Android SMS app ...
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App cannot be installed on Xperia Z3

I found an Android chess app with network here but I can't install it. For an unknown reason, the installation requires the program to be able to send SMS. When I try to install this app (I trust ...
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How can I block texts on android 4.4.4 (Moto G)?

I'm always getting spam texts and I am sick of regularly losing a couple seconds of my life to these assholes when I hear the message sound and check my phone. How can I block them? I would prefer ...
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Blocking numbers from my phone and WhatsApp

If I block a contact on my phone can they still message me on WhatsApp? Will I have to block them on WhatsApp separately?
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How to find installed apps which are using SMS feature

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo (Android KitKat). Some of the apps are using my SMS feature and SMS are costing pennies from my pocket without my knowledge. I want to know what are all the apps ...
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Reject carrier calls, accept SIP calls

I've gone the route of a data only plan (tablet plan) on my smart phone and am using the services of a VOIP provider. Things are going nicely, just trying to iron out a few details. When you order a ...
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Moto g unable to receive SMS after android 4.4.4

Recently I updated my motog from android 4.4.3 to 4.4.4 through OTA after that I can able to send SMS but unable to receive any SMS. Before updating everything worked fine. I don't know what happened ...
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How to block texts from certain number [duplicate]

I get spam texts from a certain number (five digit number). Does anyone know how to block texts from specified numbers? I am on a nexus 5 android 4.4.3.
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Disable calls and SMS and use only mobile data with active SIM card

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 packed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm interested if it's possible to setup my phone to not receive any phone calls or SMS. I would like to use my Internet connection only, ...
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How to block calls/SMS by contact name (might have multiple phone numbers)?

I'm using Moto X. I used to blacklist spammers directly into the downloaded app or the built-in Android blocker. The problem is that every time that I reset my phone to factory settings, I have to ...
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Is there an app like Touchwiz Blocking Mode?

I have a Galaxy Nexus and I want the features of Touchwiz Blocking Mode. I have done lots of googling but can find only spam call and text blockers. I want this functionality to block all ...
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How can I block annoying SMS From all numbers that start with a specific numbers?

I received a lot of spam SMS from a lot of numbers which are started with 60 , so is there any android app that allow me to block all sms came from any number start with a specific number like 60 ?
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How to block SMSs from certain “named” senders? [duplicate]

There are many tools around to block unwanted SMSs. Samsung Galaxy S3's Jelly Bean offers a native call&sms blocker too. But some senders are not phone numbers, they are alphanumeric strings. I ...
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Free app to block calls and SMS based on pattern

I use Callblocker currently, but the unwanted calls come from different numbers each with the same first 5 digits. Is there a free Android app to block them based on this pattern?
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How to block a person's number and send automatic responses to its call/text attempts?

I want to put someone on a blacklist so I can't see when he calls me or what messages he sends to me. This is the easy part. But I also want some custom text messages to be automatically sent to him ...
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Any software to block all calls and all SMSes allowing only 3G internet?

My dad gave his other dual-sim card to me, which has internet service that he does not need. I do not want to get his calls or SMSes, I only want to use his internet. I have tried to do this ...
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Auto delete messages from a certain contact

Is there an app where you can add contacts or numbers to a list and anyone on that list will have their text messages auto deleted when they try to send you a text? Preferably one that can have this ...
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Block incoming and outgoing calls and texts

I have a strange request. Does anyone know of an app that can block incoming AND outgoing calls and texts from certain numbers as well as be password protected (e.g. you need a password to edit, ...
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Blocking messages from a particular contact [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Good app for blocking incoming sms? how can i temporarily block all messages in an ANDROID operated Dell Streak by a particular contact....
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How can I block incoming SMS from certain senders? [closed]

What is a good app for blocking incoming SMS? I want it to be easy and able to add numbers from contacts and not require to many privileges (probably only some storage and intercepting SMS).