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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Block a Phone Number From Sending You Text Messages

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Learn how you block a phone number from sending you text messages on the Samsung Galaxy S3. When you block a phone number from calling, however they still can send you text messages. So watch this video find out how to block off their SMS as well. "samsung galaxy" galaxy samsung siii s3 "s 3" "s iii" s111 "galaxy siii" "galaxy s3" "galaxy s111" Reject text messages by adding a phone number to the rejection list. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://bit.ly/10Glst1 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/ZKP4nU FOLLOW US ON G+: http://bit.ly/WfMmZN
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BonBon (1 year ago)
Your explanation is the best yet! Everyone else wants you to download special apps or they say in their headline that they will show you how to block texts but all they do is show you how to block calls (which most can figure out by themselves). You are the only one that I have found that does exactly what you say you will do. Plus you do it very well. Thank you so much. I mean what is the point of blocking a person from phoning you and bothering you when they can just text you and bother that way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
wardog61 (2 years ago)
I tried to block text and it doesn't work. I still get text messages from a blocked number.
John Smith (2 years ago)
two questions if I may 1 can you block texts on a none S model galaxy 3 2 can I block SMS on my phone without losing regular text messages
Kyra Sheridan (2 years ago)
Thank you!!! This helped me a lot!!
MaryLynn (2 years ago)
how do I prevent a call from the blocked list going into my voicemail when I am on a phone call?
Julie Dragoonis (3 years ago)
Thank you ..easy to follow
THE NU CODE (3 years ago)
Thanks very easy to follow, I will see if this one works :)
The Catamon (3 years ago)
I don't have the spam option. :/
M. (3 years ago)
Thanks so much! Great video.
Leea Rebeca Winchester (3 years ago)
What happens if I press the delete button
Sinister Productions (4 years ago)
This worked! Thanks so much
American_Apollo Gaming (4 years ago)
I can't fine my spam option box on my S3 and I'm running on the 4.4.2
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You network provider may have taken this feature out.
Joann R (4 years ago)
Thank you a million. I've changed my number two times because of unwanted texts and calls.
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You are welcome Joann.
Marc Pitt (4 years ago)
Thanks for your help!
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You are welcome.
303nicholas (4 years ago)
Hello my phone doesnt have settings for the messages (samsung in australia) but when I went to phone messages from number I want to block it had option to tick number as a spam number. I ticked it so imagine is blocked now. Strange no settings option which I do have for call numbers and put same number on reject list. thanks for videos. the blocking option on samsung 3 was confusing as when i used it it seemed to be blocking all the numbers that I wanted to allow! manythanks!
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Once you add it as spam, it should go to the reject list. Make sure you set it to reject all. You may have an updated version of Android and the menu may be at a different place.
Ionut Iulian (4 years ago)
Ty but what kind of error the person who send you the message will get?
ITJungles (4 years ago)
probably that you are not available right now please leave a message or something in that nature.
JustWriter (4 years ago)
What about blocking an e-mail address from sending you text messages?
JustWriter (4 years ago)
+ITJungles Okay, why not the Galaxy S3 forum? 
ITJungles (4 years ago)
I had send you the link in the few previous post. Www.androidsnap.com/samsung-galaxy-s4
JustWriter (4 years ago)
+ITJungles(confused) What forum? 
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Sorry in the forum.
JustWriter (4 years ago)
+ITJungles Thanks, but you're going to post it in the what?
emman107 (4 years ago)
Thanks
Ahmed Al-Shather (4 years ago)
U r a genius !!!
Ahmed Al-Shather (4 years ago)
Appreciated
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Thank you Ahmed. Glad I could help.
Katie Ross (4 years ago)
There is a difference from a rejected call and it being blocked. I want the number block where they cannot leave me a voicemail. Can you help with that?
Nancee Lalli (4 years ago)
Thank you!
luna doran (4 years ago)
Yes but the phone still receives the text in the spam folder.How can I block my phone from receiving the text in my spam?
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Sorry couldn't help you on this issue. I will investigate and if I found out something I will let you know.
luna doran (4 years ago)
Thanks for your reply. .haha..if only I had the willpower to do that!
ITJungles (4 years ago)
currently there is not option to block it from Spam folder. Maybe you can just delete all messages in the Spam folder without reading it.
The Ap3xHitman (4 years ago)
I don't have the spam option in my galaxy s3 is there any other way to do this?
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You should have that option then, unless your network carrier disable this feature. Try to contact your network provider for further assistant.
The Ap3xHitman (4 years ago)
yes I am
ITJungles (4 years ago)
ARe you running Android 4.1.2?
Mr. Boogie (4 years ago)
Nice one mate. Thanks a lot.
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You are welcome Reece.
Angel Berrios (4 years ago)
Awesome! Thank you#
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You are welcome.
Phyllica Rambilas (4 years ago)
This video was absolutely helpful! Thank you bunches!
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Glad you find it helpful. Thanks for leaving the comment.
ITJungles (4 years ago)
Tony Palermo - try to update your software.
Toyota Smooth Jazz (4 years ago)
Thanks Bro! IVE BLOCKED A TV ACTOR FROM GMA he's name was Gerald Madrid He is too much abusive
Northern Crusader (4 years ago)
I have a problem you could say. I don't have that spam option when I go to settings how you do. Is there a way to still block it?
bud Kelley (4 years ago)
how do i block my kids from sending a text to a number?
tardigrade (4 years ago)
I am utterly grateful! I didn't know I could do that. You just made my life a lot easier.
pieisnotpi (4 years ago)
I don't have the option to block numbers, but I am running the latest version available. Android 4.1.2. on an S3.
ITJungles (4 years ago)
You need to block unknown number too.
miken51bod (4 years ago)
I get spam texts on my phone from unknown senders, a name appears but no phone number and when i try to block the texts it asks me to add a phone number and i cant block the contact. any advice or ideas?
Alexandra (4 years ago)
Thank you so much for this. I didn't realise I was able to block text messages, I thought you could only block incoming calls. I've tried and tested this and can confirm that it works and the other person doesn't know you have blocked them, they even still get delivery reports, but the message doesn't go into your inbox.
Gwendolyn Lee (5 years ago)
Update your phone. I have the Galaxy S3. I went into the menu to update my phone and once it was updated the Spam feature showed up. I didn't have the spam feature when I first got the phone. I had to call my carrier who told me I need to update my phone every other month at least. I hope this helps.
ITJungles (5 years ago)
I wouldn't think so.
ballerina722 (5 years ago)
So when I block a number and the other person keeps sending messages, will they receive some sort of message saying that their message did not go through?
ITJungles (5 years ago)
If you change your SIM card over to a different phone, then the block won't work this is because the blocking is done on the phone and not on the carrier. You will have to setup the block again on a different phone.
Walid Qotit (5 years ago)
the number still blocked if i change the mobile phone ? or not
Griffin Jackson (5 years ago)
why dont i have option
David Valencia (5 years ago)
Had this number messaging me for weeks. This video REALLY helped I have the S3 but thank you solved this problem :-)
claudia jensen (5 years ago)
not working for me... i blocked as said and the message still come in
ITJungles (5 years ago)
You are welcome. Glad you find it helpful.
ITJungles (5 years ago)
That's strange, do you have the latest version of Android, just wonder if you are running an older version, maybe it is somewhere else.
churxa yang (5 years ago)
wtf i dont have the spam setting on my phone. can u tell me why?
Tobie Wolfen (5 years ago)
Thank you for sharing this! I was registering numbers as spam, but the spam feature wasn't turned on! This fixed the issue.
ITJungles (5 years ago)
You are welcome Samantha.
Samantha Styers (5 years ago)
Thank you, so, so much.
ITJungles (5 years ago)
The S2 run on an older operating system. Maybe they don't have that option. Try to look around the settings menu.
Desi Giotas (5 years ago)
I have an S2 but I cant find the option for spam
KillaBarbiee (5 years ago)
Spam I mean
KillaBarbiee (5 years ago)
When I scroll down it doesn't show that option to block . Idk why

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