How to Block Unwanted Text Messages on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Key Takeaways:

  • You can easily block unwanted text messages on your Samsung Galaxy S7 using the built-in Messages app
  • Samsung’s Messages app allows you to block individual numbers or automatically filter out potential spam messages
  • Third-party apps like Spam Blocker can provide additional spam protection and customization options
  • If you accidentally delete important messages while blocking spam, you can recover them using data recovery software

Receiving spam or harassing text messages can be incredibly frustrating and even distressing. Fortunately, if you own a Samsung Galaxy S7, there are several ways to block these unwanted messages and take back control of your inbox.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the different methods for blocking text messages on your Galaxy S7, including using Samsung’s built-in Messages app, enabling automatic spam protection, and using third-party blocking apps. We’ll also discuss how to recover any important messages that might get accidentally deleted in the process.

Blocking Messages via the Samsung Messages App

The easiest way to block unwanted text messages on your Galaxy S7 is to use the built-in Samsung Messages app. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Messages app and locate the conversation you want to block.
  2. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen, then tap “Details.”
  3. Find the “Notifications” section and tap “Block & report spam.”

That’s it! The selected number will now be blocked, and you won’t receive any more messages from them. The Messages app keeps a list of all your blocked numbers, which you can manage by going to Settings > Block numbers and spam.

Enabling Automatic Spam Protection

In addition to manually blocking individual numbers, your Galaxy S7 can also automatically filter out potential spam messages. Here’s how to enable this feature:

  1. Open the Messages app and tap your profile icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Tap “Messages settings” at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and toggle on “Spam protection.”

With this setting enabled, your phone will now automatically detect and block suspected spam messages. You won’t receive notifications for these messages, and they’ll be sent to a separate spam folder.

Using Third-Party Blocking Apps

If you want even more control over your text message blocking, you can also try using a third-party app. One of the most popular options is Spam Blocker, which is available for free on the Google Play Store.

Spam Blocker offers several advanced features, including:

  • Automatic blocking of known spam numbers
  • Keyword-based blocking (e.g. block all messages containing the word “free”)
  • Blocking messages from unknown or private numbers
  • Customizable block lists and whitelists

To use Spam Blocker:

  1. Download and install the app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open the app and grant it the necessary permissions.
  3. Customize your blocking settings as desired.
  4. Enjoy a spam-free inbox!

Recovering Deleted Messages

In some cases, important messages might accidentally get deleted while you’re trying to block spam. If this happens, don’t panic – you may still be able to recover the lost messages using data recovery software.

One reliable option is FoneLab Android Data Recovery. This powerful tool can scan your Galaxy S7 for deleted messages and other lost data, then allow you to selectively restore what you need.

To use FoneLab:

  1. Download and install the software on your computer.
  2. Connect your Galaxy S7 to the computer via USB.
  3. Launch FoneLab and select “Messages” as the data type to recover.
  4. Click “Start” to begin scanning your phone for deleted messages.
  5. Once the scan is complete, preview the recoverable messages and select the ones you want to restore.
  6. Click “Recover” to save the selected messages back to your phone or computer.

By following these steps, you should be able to block unwanted text messages on your Samsung Galaxy S7 while still keeping your important conversations safe and accessible.


Can a blocked number still text me?

Yes, blocked numbers can still send you text messages. However, you won’t receive notifications for these messages, and they’ll be automatically sent to a separate blocked messages folder.

Will the sender know that I blocked them?

No, the sender will not be notified when you block their number. Their messages will appear to send normally on their end, but you won’t receive them.

Can I block texts from email addresses?

Yes, you can block texts from email addresses the same way you would block a phone number. Just add the email address to your block list in the Samsung Messages app or your third-party blocking app.

How do I unblock a number?

To unblock a number, go to Settings > Block numbers and spam in the Samsung Messages app. Find the number you want to unblock and tap the minus sign next to it.

Will blocking a number also block calls?

Yes, when you block a number in the Samsung Messages app, it will block both texts and calls from that number. If you only want to block texts, you’ll need to use a third-party app with more granular blocking options.