How to Block Numbers From Texting on Android Phones

By Kristen Waters

Dealing with unwanted text messages takes time out of your busy day. Several wireless carriers have a phone call blocker, but they allow text messages to go through. Android users can download an app that will stop the SMS text notification. The app either automatically deletes or hides the unwanted text message. The Handcent and SMS Filter apps are free. They only block SMS text messages. Privacy Star offers a free trial and blocks both calls and SMS text messages.

Handcent

Step 1

Download and install the Handcent app from the Android market.

Step 2

Open the Handcent app.

Step 3

Press and hold on any SMS message sent from the number you want to block.

Step 4

Press the "Blacklist" option in the menu that appears.

Step 5

Press the "OK" button in the confirmation window.

SMS Filter

Step 1

Download and install the SMS Filter app from the Android Market. Launch the app.

Step 2

Type the number you want to block in the text box at the top of the screen.

Step 3

Press the "Add" button to add the number to the blacklist.

Privacy Star

Step 1

Download, install and launch the Privacy Star app from the Android Market.

Step 2

Press the "Block Number" option.

Step 3

Type the number that you want to block into the text box and press the "Block Number" button.

Step 4

Press the "Menu" button and select the "Settings" option.

Step 5

Press the "Block Text Messages" option.