How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer app is among the best text messaging apps available. It automatically organizes incoming messages into folders based on their content, keeping your inbox clutter-free. Additionally, it effectively reduces the number of SMS notifications by filtering out spam and promotional messages.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

The app isn’t perfect, and occasionally, you may receive spam messages. However, the app has a feature that allows you to block messages from specific senders. In this article, we will discuss how to block incoming SMS using the SMS Organizer app. Let’s get started.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer

If you’re tired of spam messages, follow these steps to block incoming messages from a specific number:

1. Open the SMS Organizer app and long-press any message from the number you want to block.

2. Tap the file icon in the top toolbar next to the delete icon.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Step 3: In the pop-up, tap Blocked, and the app will move the message to the blocked folder.

After that, all incoming messages from the same number will automatically go to the blocked folder. You won’t receive any notifications for those messages. Simple, right?

Now if you still want to read these messages, navigate to the Blocked folder within the app. However, unlike the Personal, Transactions, and Promotions folders, the Blocked folder doesn’t appear on the home page. Follow these steps to access blocked messages:

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Step 1: Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the app’s home page.

Step 2: In the drop-down menu, tap Blocked to open the Blocked folder.

All blocked messages, including those received after blocking the contact, will appear in this folder. If you change your mind and want to receive messages from the contact again, follow these steps to unblock the number:

Step 1: Long-press the blocked message you wish to unblock.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Tap on the file icon in the top toolbar next to the delete icon.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Step 3: In the pop-up, tap the desired folder to move the messages.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

That action will move the entire thread to the folder you selected. Blocking messages from any contact is just one of the many things the app can do. If you’ve just started using the app, here are a couple of cool tips that will help you make the most out of it.

Mute Specific Contacts

The app allows you to block messages from a contact and mute them. This is useful if you want to stop receiving notifications, but still want the messages to go to your primary inbox.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

To mute a sender, tap and hold the message thread. Then select Mute Sender from the three-dot menu. After muting, a mute icon will appear next to the thread.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

To unmute the sender, tap and hold the thread again. Then tap the menu icon and select Unmute Sender. The mute icon should disappear from the thread. Simple, right?

The app sets reminders for upcoming events and pending bills by reading incoming messages. These reminders appear in the Reminders tab and can be customized.

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How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

To set a custom reminder, switch to the tab and tap the bell icon in the bottom left corner. Add a description for the reminder in the pop-up, set a date or time, attach an SMS if necessary, and tap Create.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

You can create a reminder for a specific message by opening the thread and long-pressing on the message.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Then tap on the three-dot menu icon and select Add Reminder. The process remains the same. However, the relevant SMS is already attached to the reminder in this case.

Delete Messages Automatically

If you want an inbox without clutter, set up automatic deletion for older messages. Tap the three-dot menu icon on the app’s home screen and go to Settings.

How to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool TipsHow to Block SMS in SMS Organizer and Other Cool Tips

Select Message rules and set up an automatic delete schedule for OTP messages, promotional messages, and blocked messages. Choose the frequency from three days to a year, and the app will automatically clear these messages within the selected timeframe.

Ever since its launch, the SMS Organizer app has been a favorite. It’s always on my phone. Unfortunately, the app was limited to India for a while. Earlier this month, it made its way to other regions, including the US, UK, and Australia, allowing more users to enjoy an organized inbox. Next up: Still not sold on the SMS Organizer app? Check out the next article for a brief comparison with the Android Messages app. It might change your mind.

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