Last Updated: 2023-04-24

Best SMS blocking apps for Android

List of apps on the page. Sorted by rating on Google Play.
# Logo App Score Ads IAP Installs
1 Stop Calling Me - Call Blocker Stop Calling Me - Call Blocker 4.4 Yes Yes 1M+ installs
2 Google Voice Google Voice 4.4 No No 10M+ installs
3 Textra SMS Textra SMS 4.4 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
4 Chomp SMS Chomp SMS 4.3 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
5 Call Blocker Call Blocker 4.2 Yes No 10M+ installs
6 Calls Blacklist - Call Blocker Calls Blacklist - Call Blocker 4.1 Yes Yes 10M+ installs
Logo Stop Calling Me - Call Blocker

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 1M+ installs

This app has worked great; this app really works by blocking unwanted calls. You can also just allow contacts to call, or add OK numbers to a whitelist. One of the best unwanted call stoppers, and easy to set up.

Logo Google Voice

No Ads No purchases 10M+ installs

The app allows you to easily send calls directly to voicemail, send text messages through the web app, and transcribe voicemails as well. Cellular service can be off, and as long as you have a local Wi-Fi connection, you have fully functional texts, calls, and video. Many different numbers are available and offered to keep the same device without the same call ID. Voice allows you to have a different number with a completely different ringtone for voice and a different notification for messaging. Numerous times, it's literally been a lifesaver when I've needed to call for food or help. Like when you do or don't want to take calls, vacation responders, and so much more.

Logo Textra SMS

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

The free version has a low-key top header for simple ads that you can easily move your screen down to hide. You can edit everything from the colour of the app's icon on your phone to unique notification sounds for every person who has contacted you. You have the ability to stall sending messages, ability to recall sent texts up to eight or nine seconds after hitting send. Group chats are different colors for different groups, and people within the chats have different colors; so, it's always easy to see at a glance who said what. Like the ability to set different colours of background for each person, and to choose grey, black, or white fonts to maximise clarity on each colour. Customizable, able to like or use other emoticons on texts without having to reply, and the ease of copying, scheduling, and so much more.

Logo Chomp SMS

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

There's just one ad that pops up at the top of your messages; no big deal at all. Also, it's very easy to associate text from certain sources with a particular ringtone or notification. While mostly unintrusive, if the app loads late it may push down a conversation that you were just about to click on, causing you to click the ad. You can customize your own background image, text font, size, color, and even down to the color of the dot for your unread messages.

Logo Call Blocker

Contains Ads No purchases 10M+ installs

You can see the numbers, and you can add your own that you want to block. Excellent in every way, it retains your privacy, sanity, and leaves you free from stress too. App stops phone from even ringing if an unknown number or no ID call is received, and there are various levels of blocking available in the settings.

Logo Calls Blacklist - Call Blocker

Contains Ads In-app Purchases 10M+ installs

The best thing is that it sends notifications and plays a sound whenever a call has been blocked. Does its job perfectly, even from call numbers that don't make sense. Blanket bans all unknown numbers just as you want it and also allows you to see what numbers have tried calling. Screening all numbers from a combination of area code and prefix is also easy and quite useful. Also, there is the option to hide texts and calls, which is a great feature. The app also allows you to unblock numbers with a couple of taps.