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How do I make my phone stop receiving text messages?

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My cell phone plan charges for incoming text messages. I would like to turn them off. I've tried googling it, but all I've found is methods for older version of Android that involve menus I don't have and methods to turn off things that are somehow related to texting but aren't turning off all text messages.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running Android 6.0.1.

B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Your carrier can typically turn off messaging on their end, so call them.


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Feb 5, 2018
Try Settings, Applications, Messages. Turn off all Permissions and also select Force Stop. Good luck