How to stop receiving text messages without blocking (iPhone & Android)

There are certain situation where you don’t fancy receiving text messages on your phone from a very particular contact or all contacts.

At that very moment you don’t fancy blocking text messages for that very contact or for all contacts, I have a best solution for you right in this article as we’ll looking at the question of the day;

how to stop receiving text messages without blocking

How to stop receiving text messages without blocking

To stop receiving text messages without blocking, you simply have to deny permission for sms on the message app on your phone. Once sms permission is completely denied, you won’t be able to receive text messages.

There are more into the question being asked on how to stop receiving text messages without blocking, and which I will explain it using the iPhone and the android phone.

How to stop receiving messages on iPhone without blocking

To stop receiving messages on iPhone without blocking, you simply have to turn off iMessage on your iPhone.

Once iMessage is turned off on your iPhone you won’t be able to receive iMessages on your iPhone.

To Turn off iMessage on your iPhone;

  • Open the settings app and scroll down to Messages. 
  • Open Messages and right there you will see iMessage.
  • By default iMessage will be enabled on your iPhone, so kindly turn it off.
  • As long as iMessage is turned off on your iPhone, you will no longer receive iMessages on your phone.

However, you won’t also be able to send iMessages on your iPhone.

So what I mentioned here is stopping your iPhone from receiving iMessages, but what of sms text messages.


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To Stop Receiving SMS Text Messages on iPhone, you only have to remove sim card from your iPhone. Note that as long as you have a sim card and a cellular network service on your phone, you will definitely receive sms text messages.

You will not receive sms messages only if your line has been disconnected or no longer active and also if you don’t have a sim card inserted into your iPhone.

Other than that you will be receiving sms text messages on your iPhone as long as you have an active sim card and network service on your iPhone.

Talking about how to not receive messages on iphone without blocking, it is only applicable to iMessage and all you have to do is to disable or turn off iMessage on your iPhone and you’re good to go.

How to stop receiving text messages without blocking on android

On android, to stop receiving text messages without blocking you have to deny permission to sms text message on your message app. 

It is a lot easier to block any type of text messages on Android compared to iPhone, once you deny permission for sms that’s it. You won’t receive text messages on your android phone.

It also means that you won’t be able to send text messages on your iPhone unless you allow permission for sms on the message app.

Now let me show you how to stop receiving text messages without blocking on android phone using the samsung galaxy phone.

On Samsung default message app

Open the settings app and screen all the way down to APPS.

Open apps and search for Messages, and right there you will see the Samsung message app. Kindly open it and tap on Permission as shown on the picture below.

how to stop receiving text messages without blocking

Tap on Permission and you will see all the allowed permissions for the message app. As our main focus here is how to stop receiving text messages without blocking, you need to look for where it states SMS as shown on the picture below.

how to stop receiving text messages without blocking

Tap to open sms and right there you will be presented with two options which says;

  • Allow
  • Deny

Go ahead and tap on the DENY BUTTON and that’s it. You will no longer be able to receive text messages on your android phone until you allow permission for sms on your samsung phone message app. 

On Google default message app

If you are using the Google Messages as your default message app on your android phone, all you need to do is to open the settings app on your android phone, scroll down to APPS and open it.

You will see Permission or App Permissions, tap to open it as well.

Right there you will see SMS, tap on it and on the next window select Deny. Once you have done so, you won’t be able to receive text messages on your android phone.

It also means that you won’t be able to send text messages unless you enable permission on the message app.

Once you deny permission for sms on any message app on your android phone or tablet, you have also stopped text messages from reaching your android phone.

Can you temporarily stop receiving text messages?

The straight answer is yes. You can temporarily stop receiving text messages on your phone by deny permission for sms on your message app.

Once you want to start receiving text messages on your phone, then you have to go back to the message app settings and allow permission for sms on the message app.

This is possible only on android phone.

On iPhone, to temporarily stop receiving text messages on iPhone you only need to disable iMessage and this will stop you from receiving iMessages on your iPhone.

For sms text message there’s no method so far for it other than to remove your sim card from your iPhone, or if you’re disconnected by your network service provider.

Kindly scroll up and you will see the process of denying permission for sms on android phone or tablet.

Understanding the types of messages on a phone 

On iPhone and android phones, we have two types of text messaging and which includes the iMessage, rcs, and the normal sms text message.

Both the iMessage and the rcs chat feature on android are instant messaging service that requires internet connection unlike the sms text message that requires a sim card and cellular network service.

As long as you have an active Wi-Fi connection or cellular data on your iPhone or android phone, you can send and receive iMessages on iPhone, or the rcs chat on android. You don’t neccesarily need a sim if you have already activated your device for instant messaging even though Google rcs chat do require a sim card for a first activation.

For sms text message, you only need a sim card, a texting plan or an airtime and you’re good to go.

Related Questions

How to not receive messages on imessage without blocking

To not receive messages on imessage without blocking, you simply have to turn off iMessage on your iPhone and it will in turn prevent you from receiving iMessages.

But remember that once you disable or turn off iMessage on your iPhone, you won’t be able to send iMessages as well.

If message notifications is what is annoying you then you can turn off the message notifications on your iPhone.

To do so, open the settings app, scroll down to Messages and open it. Right there you will see Notifications, kindly tap and open it.

IMESSAGE

Right there you will see Allow Notifications, you can go ahead and turn it off. 

You can also customize the notification settings by adding it to Scheduled Summary and setting a time which you will prefer to receive text messages on your iPhone. 

And this is where I draw the curtain on today’s question of the day, how to stop receiving text messages without blocking. On android you simply have to deny permission for sms on the message app, while on iPhone, you simply have to turn off iMessage.

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