1. Marc Grossman's Avatar
    I apologize if this has already been asked, but I have no option on my Verizon HTC One M8 to block text/SMS messages from a user using the default messaging app. HTC and Verizon both say to hold down on the message and an option should pop up with "block" - but it just isn't there. Likewise, the block option on the contact screen only specifically says block calls from the user - says nothing about text messages. I spoke with HTC and they said they didn't know why the option wasn't there (?????) but to try a third party blocking app or block users with Verizon. I tried several apps and none block text messages - I still get text messages from people on my block list. Does anyone know what's going on with this? It seems like the Verizon version of the phone doesn't have this feature and it seems incompatible with other apps. Is there a solution besides adding numbers to the Verizon block list?
    05-05-2014 02:10 PM
  2. buckifvr's Avatar
    Handcent Messaging app has a Blacklist feature which blocks notification and popups of a blacklisted contact and their messages won't be shown. I am on Verizon and I could not find a feature like that on the Stock Messaging app.
    05-05-2014 02:33 PM
  3. brodrick's Avatar
    If you hold down on the message, and then click "Open contact", then go to the bottom of that person, you can find "Block Contact" as an option.
    Obviously, the person has to be in your address book in order to block them.
    05-05-2014 10:08 PM
  4. Marc Grossman's Avatar
    On my phone it only says this will block calls from that contact (which it does). It doesn't block SMS messages nor does it say it will...
    05-05-2014 10:58 PM
  5. Marc Grossman's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I installed Handcent and it works perfectly! I still wish I had the block feature that is built into other M8 versions though...
    05-05-2014 11:00 PM
  6. buckifvr's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I installed Handcent and it works perfectly! I still wish I had the block feature that is built into other M8 versions though...
    Awesome, Glad it worked for you.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk
    05-06-2014 11:22 AM
  7. Rondo1's Avatar
    But you didn't answer his question. WHY IS THIS NOT SHOWING UP AS IT SHOULD? I don't want to install a 3rd party app just to block junk texts especially when the app is supposed to do it on it's own. Could this be because of the Android 5 Lollipop upgrade?
    08-25-2015 06:02 PM

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