How to Block a Text Message With a Samsung Cell Phone

By Cee Jay

To block an incoming text message on your Samsung phone, you need to install a call filter app. Most of them block incoming calls, but also filter unwanted texts. Silent Blocking quietly ignores messages without sending an alert, while the other option places an icon in the pull-down notification bar. Another way to filter messages on a Samsung is through your service provider, though it is not available from all providers and is limited. T-Mobile, for example, has a message blocking feature that you can enable from Mytmobile.com. It blocks all messages, however, so it is not possible to filter out specific numbers.

Call Filter

Step 1

Tap the Call Filter app to launch it.

Step 2

Place a check by "Control Specified Numbers."

Step 3

Tap "Call Filter," and then press "Menu."

Step 4

Tap "Add List," and choose a method to add the number. For example, choose "From Contacts," "From Call Log" or you can tap "Input Number" to enter it directly,

Step 5

Press "OK" to apply and the number is added to the block list. Tap the number and select "Block Mode" to have it automatically sent to voicemail. Alternatively, tap "Silent Mode" to simply turn off the ringer for that particular number.

Mr. Number

Step 1

Open the Mr. Number app and tap "Blocklist."

Step 2

Press "Add More to List" where it says "Block These Numbers."

Step 3

Choose one of the options, such as, "Enter a Number," "Choose From Contacts" or "All Private/Blocked Numbers."

Step 4

Tap "OK" and the number is added to the list.

Step 5

Tap "Settings" and put a check mark by "Call Block" and "Also Block Texts." Clear the check by "Notifications" if you do not wish to be notified when a call is blocked.

Service-Level Blocking

Step 1

Log in to your provider's website online.

Step 2

Go to the Manage tab, and then click "Plans and Services."

Step 3

Click to select Message Blocking, and then click "Change Services."

Step 4

Click "Submit" to confirm and wait while the changes are applied.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Mr. Number app stores blocked messages under "History," in case you'd like to read them at a later time.