How to block text messages on Google Pixel 3 XL

There are contacts, people or numbers that we always want to block or prevent from sending us text messages. Well, really can’t prevent them from sending text but we can set our phones to not acknowledge receipt of such messages. You can do that on your Google Pixel 3 XL as well and that’s the purpose of this article.

In this post, I will walk you through on how to block text messages on your Pixel 3 XL. I will walk you through on how to add phone numbers into the block list so that you would no longer receive notifications if messages from those numbers are received by your phone.

Before we move on to our quick tutorials, if you’re looking for a solution to a different problem, then visit our Pixel 3 XL Help Guides for we have already addressed some of the common issues with this phone. There could already be articles that would help you fix the problem with your device so take a little time browsing that page.

Blocking text messages on Pixel 3 XL

To give you an overview, blocking text messages on smartphones actually don’t mean that they’re not received. Your phone can still receive those messages but they’re placed somewhere else and you wouldn’t be notified when upon receipt. So, here’s the easiest way to block a contact…

  1. Open the Messages app
  2. Tap the 3-dot menu button
  3. Tap on Blocked contacts
  4. Tap on Add a number
  5. Type a phone number you want to block
  6. Confirm by tapping Block

Another way to do this is by opening the Phone app and going to the call log. Then select a number you want to block from the history and that’s it.

After doing this thing, you will never be bothered by the number you blocked. If you want to unblock the number, then follow the same steps as above and remove the number from the block list.

I hope that this how-to post has helped you one way or another. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post to your friends or people who may also have similar problems. Thanks for reading!