How to Block Unwanted Text Messages on Galaxy S5


 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes the number of unwanted text messages and spams get as much annoying that you prefer to just leave your phone and you may miss important message meanwhile. The Spam Filter feature on the Galaxy S5, let you Block unwanted text messages and get rid of Spam messages without even noticing them. Do as follows to setup the spam filters:

 

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1. Open Messaging app
2. Tap the 3dot icon and go to the Settings.
3. Scroll down, open the "Spam Filter" option and make sure it is enabled
4. Tap the "Add to spam numbers" options, tap the Add icon and starting adding Phone Numbers or Contacts to your spam list
5. You can also use the Match Criteria option and send the messages sent from a phone number starts with  specific digits, right to the spam box

 

Update:
It seems that some carriers have disabled the Spam Filter option on the Galaxy S5. So, if your device lacks the spam filter option, the only way to filter spam messages on Galaxy S5 is using alternative messaging applications, like GO SMS Pro.

 

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19 comments
Stardee
Stardee

I want to know if i block someone can they contiue to message me and if so does it just pile up or do they see that ive blocked them.

Guest
Guest

I want to know how I can block the call and not receive notification of the call attempt.

marina1215
marina1215

@Guest Only way I can do this on my Verizon account is to go online to my account and block the numbers from there. They are only blocked for 90 days, then I have to remember to block those numbers again. Also, I can only block 5 numbers at a time, I think. I have a Galaxy S5- Verizon

fattma__
fattma__

if i blocked the number will i receive the messages or no ?

legimpresn
legimpresn

I do NOT have a "Spam Filter" in my Messaging App. Where is it?

androidwidgetcenter
androidwidgetcenter moderator

@legimpresn

We tested on a unlocked variant and the option was just where we told in the tip. If you don't have that option, probably your carrier has disabled it.

pacificlnd
pacificlnd

For s5, you dont need an app. Pull down the Settings menu, go to bottom, Applications, select Messages, 3rd option from bottom is Spam filter. Open that and choose your settings.

legimpresn
legimpresn

Hi pacificlnd,

I followed all your steps. Except at the end. There is NO choice for Spam. It's not there. Some people posting have said it's something Verizon did with the phone. Removed that option. But that seems odd. Maybe they want us to use their messaging app?

Thanks for trying to help me.

AmandaFellows
AmandaFellows

My phone doesn't have a spam filter option. How can I get it?

pacificlnd
pacificlnd

I guess it's different by carrier. That blows. I use ATT.

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