How to Block Unwanted Text Messages Using Android Messages or Republic Anywhere


  • Block unwanted text messages


  • Republic Wireless phones running Android 5.1 Lollipop and higher
  • Default SMS app is Android Messages or Republic Anywhere


  1. Open Republic Anywhere or Android Messages
  2. Tap and hold on the conversation with the unwanted texts
  3. Tap on the Block icon (circle with a line through it)
  4. Tap OK on the pop-up message that appears
    • Note: if using Android Messages, tap BLOCK, and you can also check the box to report the number as spam

Additional Notes

As noted on the phone, you'll still receive texts from the number; however, this process archives the conversation. This prevents you from receiving notifications for texts from this number and from seeing the conversation on the app's main conversation list. 

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