Questions tagged [sms-blocking]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
74 views

Stop outgoing SMS in Android without using operator barring or blocking

I want to block any outgoing SMS from my phone so that I cannot send SMS to anyone without using operator barring or blocking. I also want incoming messages to still work, but not outgoing. Is there ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
988 views

Deleted Contacts on WhatsApp but Chat not deleted

Someone deleted me on their contacts because I can't see their profile photo anymore. I just want to know if ever our chat box is not deleted on his/her WhatsApp app, Will he/she see changes on my ...
user avatar
  • 3
-2 votes
1 answer
35 views

Can i delete a message from a blocked caller. Just a certain one not all of them? [closed]

Can you delete just certain messages you get from a blocked call?
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
0 answers
49 views

Filtering/hiding all SMS based on recipient number

I'm looking for a possibility to hide all SMS sent to a certain number in a dual sim environment. I have number A and number B and I would like to see only SMS for number B, num
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
134 views

How to indicate that certain contacts or phone numbers should never be sent outgoing text messages (SMS or MMS)?

Is there any way in Android or the Samsung Messaging app to mark some contacts or phone numbers as "Do not ever send SMS/MMS to this contact or number"? I see incoming block functionality, but ...
user avatar
1 vote
4 answers
3k views

Is there a way to block incoming calls from specific phone numbers?

I want to block a number from calling me. I don't even want to know if the person even tried to call me. Don't want any notifications. The person on the other end should not get a ringing sound when ...
user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
694 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
716 views

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: ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
173 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 169
1 vote
0 answers
66 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
702 views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
377 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 151
3 votes
0 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
141 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 101
2 votes
1 answer
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
152 views

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?
user avatar
  • 153
5 votes
1 answer
743 views

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 ...
user avatar
5 votes
2 answers
23k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 151
4 votes
4 answers
66k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
337 views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
419 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 117
0 votes
0 answers
5k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
81k views

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?
user avatar
  • 11
1 vote
2 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 113
1 vote
1 answer
784 views

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
1k views

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
4k views

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.
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
173k views

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, ...
user avatar
4 votes
4 answers
7k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 121
0 votes
2 answers
629 views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 313
0 votes
2 answers
772 views

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 ?
user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
2k views

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
4k views

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?
user avatar
  • 953
4 votes
0 answers
59k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 601
4 votes
1 answer
617 views

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
55k views

Auto-delete messages from a certain contact when received

Is there an app or any other way to auto-delete specific contacts/numbers' text messages when received?
user avatar
7 votes
1 answer
5k views

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, ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
821 views

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....
user avatar
8 votes
2 answers
2k views

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).
user avatar
  • 211