How to Block Text Messages on Galaxy S3


 

 

 

 

 

You can register phrases or numbers as spam, to block incoming texts which meet the criteria. To block text message on Galaxy S3 and not to receive SMS from those spammed contacts, do as follows:

1. Open Messaging app

2. Press Menu Button and then select Settings

3. Scroll down and make sure Spam Settings is checked and then tap Register number as spam

4. Add contacts or numbers to blocked list (You may introduce some rules, like if the Name is the Same, or Starts with, or Ends with, or Includes)

5. Go back to settings and tap Register phrase as spam

6. Tap the Plus icon to add phrases that will cause messages to be blocked

7. If you check Block Unknown Sources  then all the messages from unknown senders are blocked and identified as Spam

To view Spam text messages, open "Messaging" app, press Menu button and then select Spam Messages

You can register phrases or numbers as spam, to block incoming texts which meet the criteria. To block text message on Galaxy S3 and not to receive ...

6 comments
JudithPecho
JudithPecho

My Galazy S 3 does not have the Spam settings selections for text SMS, but I was able to block the phone number.  Maybe that will block the SMS too?

But strange the spam selection not there.  I recall seeing it at one point going through my setting a while back but not there now.

I am somewhat computer challenged since I am 72 and a self taught user of the computer and the cell phone without class.  Have been doing alright most of the time.

duncanhaus
duncanhaus

Yes I cannot find it either. It is not on my setting screen either on my Samsung galaxy 3.

duncanhaus
duncanhaus

yes I know. I cant find it either. its not on my setting screen.

Harutik
Harutik

I can't find the spam settings in the messaging app setting for my S3, verizon, model number SCH-I535, Android version 4.3 Kernel Version 3.0.31

MistyJadeFreeman
MistyJadeFreeman

@Harutik  Me either. I have a stalker I need to block *time now* and there is no SPAM SETTINGS...what the heck? Every tutorial says the same thing so either I'm doing it wrong or the instructions are unclear...

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