How To Block Text Messages on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
If you are bothered by spam or irrelevant text messages, the best way to deal with the issue is to block these messages. Blocking text messages also allows you to get out of those annoying group messages that you might have unwittingly subscribed to.
There are a few methods to get rid of these text messages on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. All you need to do is take the steps listed below.
How to Block Text Messages Using the Messages App
Using the Messages app to block all of the unwanted texts is perhaps the quickest and easiest. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Launch the Messages App
Open the Messages app by tapping on it and swipe until you find the offending conversation thread.
2. Press and Hold on the Conversation Thread
3. Select Block
Tap on the Block button at the bottom of the screen to stop receiving text messages from this contact.
4. Confirm Your Choice
A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Tap on OK and the messages will be blocked.
How to Completely Block Messages
After you’ve block text messages from a particular contact, the texts might still appear in your conversation thread. You won’t get any notification but your inbox will still be full of spam. To avoid this, you should do the following:
1. Launch the Messages App
When you enter the Messages app, press and hold the Settings button until a menu appears.
2. Go to Display Section
Swipe down until you reach Show Blocked SMS under the Display section.
3. Toggle it to Off
Tap on the switch next to the Show Blocked SMS to toggle it off. Now the blocked messages won’t show up – they’re still in your inbox, you just won’t see them.
How to Block Text Messages Using the Phone App
Besides blocking calls from the Phone app, you can also block all text messages from your contacts. Take the following steps to block text messages using the Phone app:
1. Open the Phone App
In the Phone app to enter, press Menu at the bottom left corner.
2. Select Settings
Tap on the Settings option to access additional Call Settings.
3. Tap on Blocklist
Swipe down until you reach the Blocklist option and tap to enter it.
4. Select SMS Blocklist
In Blocklist, tap on SMS Blocklist to access the blocking options. There are three different SMS blocking options, so let’s take a closer look at all of them:
- Messages from Strangers
If you enable this option, you’ll only see text messages coming from numbers that you’ve saved in your contacts.
- Block SMS from Contacts
This allows you to block text messages from a particular contact on your phone.
- Keyword Blocklist
This option allows you to block text messages based on specific keywords – you won’t see the text if it contains any of these keywords. This is really convenient for blocking promotional messages and such.
The Last Message
If you receive a lot of unwanted messages on a daily basis, don’t hesitate to block all of them. This will save you from the frustration and free up your inbox. And if you feel that there is no need to block some of the contacts anymore, it is very easy to unblock them.