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How To Block Text Messages on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

Posted by Arch on November 8, 2018

The best way to get rid of all the annoying text messages you might be receiving is to block their senders. Blocking protects you from spam, circular messages, and secret admirers that may have become overbearing. At any given time, you are only a few simple steps away from freeing your inbox of unwanted texts.

Blocking text messages on your Galaxy J7 Pro is very easy. Let’s take a look at some of the most common methods.

Block Using Messages App

One of the easiest ways to block unwanted texts is via the Messages app. You should take the following steps to do it:

1. Launch the Messages App

Tap to open messages from your Home screen.

2. Open Menu

Tap on the three little dots to open the Messages menu and select Settings.

3. Select Block Messages

When you tap and open Block Messages, select Block List.

You can also choose to manually enter the number or go to your Contacts to select the one you wish to block. Just type the number in the designated bar or tap on the contact icon to add one from the list.

Block Specific Number

If you have been receiving unwanted messages from a particular number or contact, you can also block any future messages from them in a few simple steps.

1. Launch the Messages App

Wherever the Messages app might be on your phone, just tap to open it.

2. Find the Unwanted Conversation

Swipe till you reach the conversation thread you wish to block and tap to enter the thread.

3. Open Menu

Tap on the three little dots in the upper right-hand corner to open the conversation thread menu.

4. Select Block Number

Once inside the menu, tap Block Number to activate the blocking options

5. Select Message Block

You block messages from that specific number by toggling on the switch. When you finish, hit OK and all future messages from that number will be blocked.

Block Spam Messages

If you receive a lot of spam messages, there is an easy way to block them. However, some of the spammers might be using the Invalid Number hack to avoid being blocked. We’ll show you how to block the messages either way:

Register as Spam Number

Sometimes you just need to register the number as spam to stop receiving texts from it. Here is how to do it:

Launch the Messages App

When you enter Messages, swipe to the thread you wish to block. Hold down on the messages until the Options menu pops up.

Select Register as Spam Number

All future messages will be sent to the spam folder on your phone.

But what happens if the sender is using the Invalid Number hack?

Block Messages from an Invalid Number

If the number is too long for the software to recognize it as spam, you can actually block certain words and phrases from that thread.

Open Conversation Thread

Go inside the message thread to identify the keywords you wish to block.

Go back to Messages Inbox

When inside the inbox, press the Menu button on your device to see all the options and then select Settings.

Select Register Phrase as Spam

Go down to Register Phrase as Spam and enter all the words or phrases you wish to register. You should also make sure that the Spam Settings option is ticked.

The Final Message

Annoying as they may be, unwanted text messages are something we have to deal with in this modern age. On the bright side, your Galaxy J7 Pro allows you to easily block all the messages you don’t wish to receive, so don’t hesitate to use any of the blocking methods discussed in this article.

 

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