How to Block Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S9?

If you’ve been bugged by someone through text messaging and you no longer want to receive messages from that certain contact, you can block that number so that you could no longer receive texts from it. It’s even easier to do it on a Samsung Galaxy S9 so continue reading as this short guide will show you step-by-step how to block a certain contact easily.

Just before we move on to our tutorials, if you found this post while trying to find a solution to a certain problem, then visit our Galaxy S9 Help Guides for we have already addressed some of the most common issues with this device. We may have already published posts that could help you fix the problem with your phone.

  1. From the home screen, select the Messages app.
  2. Select the Menu icon, then select Settings.
  3. Select Block numbers and messages.
  4. To block specific numbers, select Block numbers. To view blocked messages, select Blocked messages.
  5. Enter the desired phone number, then select the Add icon.
  6. Select INBOX to block a number from your messages inbox.
  7. Select CONTACTS to block a number from your contacts.
  8. To remove a number, select the Remove icon next to the desired number you would like to remove.
  9. BLOCK UNKNOWN NUMBERS: From the Call settings screen, select Block numbers then select the Block unknown callers switch.

There you have it! As far as blocking contacts or text messages is concerned, that’s how you do it on your Galaxy S9.

Now, I said earlier that you could no longer receive text messages from blocked numbers but actually, they still come through and can be found under “blocked messages.” You always have an option to delete them for good. This is the best thing you could do without using any third-party applications. If this doesn’t suffice your needs, then there are several apps in the Play Store that would help you blocked contacts and text messages. Some are free while others may require you to pay a small amount.

Final thought

Blocking text messages and contacts on a Samsung Galaxy S9 is easy but the messages aren’t really blocked per se. They’re still received but you’re not notified about them when they come through. But at the end of the day, what’s more important is that you don’t have to attend to your phone if those kinds of messages come in.