What’s up! Are you as fed up as I am with getting bombarded by spammy and sketchy text messages on your phone? I feel your pain. Nothing’s more annoying than constantly getting texts from unknown numbers trying to sell you stuff or steal your personal info.
Well, thankfully on our OnePlus devices, there are a few ways we can block those unwanted texts for good.
How to Block SMS on OnePlus Mobile?
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the easy steps to block SMS spam on your OnePlus phone using the built-in messaging app.
By the end, you’ll have peace of mind knowing those spam texters won’t bother you again!
Let’s be real – spam texts are out of control nowadays. Hardly a day goes by without some random number hitting me up trying to peddle loans, extended car warranties, or other junk I don’t want.
These spammy texts don’t just bombard our phones – they can also pose serious security risks by containing malicious links or trying to phish your personal data. No one wants their identity stolen or devices hacked!
So it’s crucial we take measures to block these nuisance texts. Thankfully, Android phones like OnePlus make it easy to banish the spammers.
Using OnePlus’s Default Messaging App
The good news is that OnePlus phones come ready to block spam texts right out of the box. Here’s how to use the built-in messaging app:
- Open your messaging app and tap on the spam text you want to block.
- Tap the 3-dot menu button in the top right corner.
- Select “Block” from the dropdown menu.
- Confirm you want to block all texts from this number.
And that’s it! The messaging app will now automatically filter and block any future texts from that same number. So simple.
You can repeat these steps to block additional spam numbers as needed. Over time, you’ll build up a blacklist of blocked spammers.
Top 10 Messaging Apps for Default Messaging App
1. Android Messages – Simple and Reliable
Android Messages is Google’s own messaging app that comes preinstalled on many Android devices. It has a clean and intuitive interface with all the key features you need – emoji reactions, stickers, typing indicators, SMS scheduling, and more. Since it’s made by Google, Android Messages integrates seamlessly across Android devices. It’s a solid default messaging choice.
2. Textra – Customizable and Smooth
Textra has long been a favorite third-party messaging app for its smooth performance and tons of customization options. You can fully personalize the look with various bubble styles, colors, and app themes. Textra also has handy features like scheduled SMS, auto night mode, and SMS blacklisting.
3. Pulse SMS – Cross-Platform Capabilities
Pulse SMS stands out for its excellent cross-platform support between Android, iOS, desktop, etc. It makes texting seamless between all your devices. Pulse also offers great theming, backups, privacy options, and the ability to send HD media, voice notes, and stickers.
4. Google Voice – For Advanced VoIP Features
Google Voice gives you an advanced VoIP number with features like call and text forwarding, voicemail transcripts, spam blocking, and more. It essentially replaces your carrier’s default calling and texting. While more complex to set up, Google Voice is very powerful.
5. Signal – Encrypted Messaging
Signal is the gold standard for end-to-end encrypted messaging and voice calls. It offers the highest level of privacy and security. Beyond encryption, Signal has a simple interface and supports group chats, stickers, and more. It’s trusted by security experts worldwide.
6. WhatsApp – For International Messages
With over 2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is ideal for chatting and calling internationally. It utilizes your internet connection so you can avoid SMS fees. WhatsApp offers voice/video calling, end-to-end encryption, groups, and fun features like stickers and statuses.
7. Facebook Messenger – Integrates with Facebook
For heavy Facebook users, Messenger can be a convenient default messaging app. It instantly syncs all your FB contacts and features like Stories, AR filters, chatbots, payments, and more. But it’s quite bloated compared to more lightweight options.
8. Telegram – Feels Like a Social Network
Telegram positions itself as a messaging-meets-social network hybrid. Along with typical texting features, it offers public group chats, usernames, profiles, bots, channels, and more. Telegram has robust security and a highly active open-source community.
9. Slack – For Work Collaboration
Slack is the top choice for team communication at many companies. While not a true SMS app, Slack is great for collaborating with co-workers and teams. It replaces email for quick real-time messaging, file sharing, calls, and project management.
10. Verizon Messages – For Verizon Users
If you use Verizon as your mobile carrier, check out Verizon’s own Messages+ app. It includes capabilities like chatbots, enhanced spam blocking, backs, travel mode, and tight integration with your Verizon number and account. Could be a good option for Verizon subscribers.
I’d recommend sticking with the default OnePlus messaging app first since it’s free and works well. But power users may want to try a third-party alternative.
Blocking pesky spam texts on your OnePlus device only takes a few taps. Give the built-in messaging app a try first to banish those spammers from your life.
And be vigilant about blocking any new numbers that spam you.
With these simple steps, you’ll soon be free of annoying texts clogging up your phone. Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help advise on spam blocking.
Now go enjoy your text messages in peace.