1. The Lip's Avatar
    I have received a few text messages from a local candidate soliciting my vote in the upcoming election. I want to block the number sending the message but can't find the way to do so. I have tried using Verizon's VZW messages app, as well as Google's message app, but when I highlight the message I don't have an option for blocking the number. What am I missing?
    06-02-2018 02:51 AM
  2. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I have received a few text messages from a local candidate soliciting my vote in the upcoming election. I want to block the number sending the message but can't find the way to do so. I have tried using Verizon's VZW messages app, as well as Google's message app, but when I highlight the message I don't have an option for blocking the number. What am I missing?
    Tbh I want to know the same thing...
    06-02-2018 03:37 AM
  3. GSDer's Avatar
    Looks like you'll have to find a 3rd party Messaging app that supports that feature; from what I can tell neither the stock Messages app nor the Verizon Message+ app support that feature. The best you can do is mute a conversation.
    06-02-2018 05:16 AM
  4. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Looks like you'll have to find a 3rd party Messaging app that supports that feature; from what I can tell neither the stock Messages app nor the Verizon Message+ app support that feature. The best you can do is mute a conversation.
    Yeah that is what I thought. Tbh I am using Verizon messages because it has some great features even though I am in the UK. Blocking a person isn't a deal breaker for me
    06-02-2018 05:59 AM
  5. Nauga's Avatar
    For the stock app, I seem to remember reading, you can turn the number into a contact and then you can block that contact. Can't verify that, tho, since I've never done it.
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    06-02-2018 07:57 AM
  6. DMP89145's Avatar
    Hmmm.. I use Google Messenger and things seem to be working fine..
    Attached Thumbnails Blocking Text Messages-screenshot_20180602-061348.png  
    06-02-2018 08:18 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Hmmm.. I use Google Messenger and things seem to be working fine..
    Yes....mine works too. Select the number and in the upper right hand corner press the circle with the slash.
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    06-02-2018 09:13 AM
  8. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Yes....mine works too. Select the number and in the upper right hand corner press the circle with the slash.
    OK. So you do it from google phone app not android messages. Makes sense now. Thanks
    06-02-2018 09:29 AM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You can do it from messages too from messages that are not associated with contacts.
    06-02-2018 11:39 AM
  10. Mike Dee's Avatar
    OK. So you do it from google phone app not android messages. Makes sense now. Thanks
    From messages....you can also report as spam so that number gets flagged for others
    Attached Thumbnails Blocking Text Messages-41449.jpg  
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    06-02-2018 11:42 AM
  11. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Thanks Mike
    06-02-2018 12:15 PM
  12. The Lip's Avatar
    For some reason, I cannot do that on my phone, even through the phone app. I wonder if that is a Verizon issue. Oh well.
    06-02-2018 06:02 PM
  13. Mike Dee's Avatar
    For some reason, I cannot do that on my phone, even through the phone app. I wonder if that is a Verizon issue. Oh well.
    It can't be a Verizon issue. I have a Verizon phone.
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    06-02-2018 07:45 PM
  14. NMCynthia's Avatar
    I've been deleting texts in my Verizon text app ... I didn't even THINK about blocking the number (DUH). Thanks!
    06-02-2018 10:22 PM
  15. Sultec's Avatar
    I think the app Should I Answer? works very well for that purpose.
    06-03-2018 11:38 AM
  16. ccps's Avatar
    I have used Next SMS for years for this very reason. For some reason this is not an option for me either. Just re checked just to be sure and it's not there. i have no circle with slash in the upper right.
    06-05-2018 05:10 AM
  17. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have used Next SMS for years for this very reason. For some reason this is not an option for me either. Just re checked just to be sure and it's not there. i have no circle with slash in the upper right.
    Are you selecting the message?
    06-05-2018 05:51 AM
  18. ccps's Avatar
    yes
    06-05-2018 04:27 PM
  19. Morty2264's Avatar
    For the stock app, I seem to remember reading, you can turn the number into a contact and then you can block that contact. Can't verify that, tho, since I've never done it.
    Yes, I feel like one could do that as well...
    06-05-2018 04:33 PM
  20. mggm100's Avatar
    Try a long press on the message from the home screen list of messages.
    06-07-2018 07:43 PM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thanks Mike
    Did it work for you? Keep us posted!
    06-07-2018 08:07 PM
  22. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    Did it work for you? Keep us posted!
    Yes
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    06-08-2018 07:25 AM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yes
    I'm so glad!
    06-08-2018 12:46 PM

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