How to Block a Text on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will explore how to block a text message on an Android device. Blocking unwanted texts can help you manage your inbox and prevent spam or harassing messages from reaching you. Follow the steps below to learn how to block a text on Android.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App

To begin, open the messaging app on your Android device. This app is usually represented by an icon that looks like a speech bubble or a messaging symbol.

Step 2: Select the Conversation

Next, select the conversation that contains the text message you want to block. Tap on the conversation to open it.

Step 3: Access Additional Options

Once you have opened the conversation, look for the three-dot menu icon located at the top-right corner of the screen. Tap on this icon to access additional options.

Step 4: Block Sender

A dropdown menu will appear with several options. Look for and tap on the option that says “Block” or “Block Sender”. This will vary depending on your specific messaging app.


If you cannot find a “Block” option in your messaging app’s menu, you can alternatively look for an option such as “Spam” or “Report as Spam”. These options may also help prevent future messages from that sender.

Step 5: Confirm Block

A confirmation message will appear, asking if you want to block this sender. Read through it carefully, as blocking someone will prevent any further messages from them reaching your inbox. If you are certain about blocking this sender, tap on “Confirm” or “Block”.


If you accidentally blocked a sender or want to unblock them later, you can usually find the option to manage your blocked contacts within your messaging app’s settings.

Step 6: Verify Blocked Status

To make sure the text message sender has been successfully blocked, check for a visual confirmation within the conversation. Some messaging apps may display a message or icon indicating that the sender has been blocked.

Step 7: Repeat if Needed

If you receive unwanted texts from multiple senders, repeat steps 2-6 for each conversation to block their messages individually.


By following these simple steps, you can easily block unwanted text messages on your Android device. Blocking senders can help maintain a clean and organized inbox while protecting yourself from spam or harassment. Remember that different messaging apps may have slightly different options and menus, so explore your specific app’s settings if you cannot find a particular option mentioned in this tutorial.

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