How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

“Can you see blocked messages on an Android phone? Where do blocked messages go on an Android phone?” Are questions bothering you? Don’t worry. You will find the answer in this post. We will explain how to see and retrieve blocked messages on Android devices, including Samsung.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Blocking someone is intended to prevent you from receiving their messages or calls. However, some phone manufacturers allow you to view blocked messages. Keep in mind that you will not receive blocked messages, but they will be stored in a separate folder that you can manually check, as discussed in this post.

How to See Texts From a Blocked Number on Android

If you use the Google Messages app as the default messaging app on your Android phone, there is some unfortunate news. You won’t be able to view messages from blocked contacts. However, you can still access messages that have been marked as spam and placed in the blocked folder. Typically, these messages consist of promotional content. To locate the Spam and blocked folder within the Google Messages app, follow these steps:

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1. Open the Google Messages app on your phone.

2. Tap the three-bar icon in the top-left corner.

3. Select Spam & Blocked.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Step 3: Categorize promotional messages as spam in the Google Messages app. Personal messages that are blocked will not appear here. Select a spam message to restore and move to the inbox. Step 4: Tap the Not Spam option to restore the blocked message to your inbox.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

How to See and Recover Blocked Messages on Samsung

Using Samsung Messages instead of Google Messages on your Samsung Galaxy phone allows you to view and recover blocked text messages. Here’s how to access text messages from someone you blocked on your Samsung device:

1. Open the Samsung Messages app on your phone.

2. Tap the three-dot icon at the top and select Settings.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

To block numbers and spam, go to Step 3 and tap on ‘Block numbers and spam’ then ‘Blocked messages’.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Step 4: Here, you will see the messages from the numbers you have blocked. Long press the message thread you want to restore and press Restore all.

Alternatively, press Unblock number to remove the number from the block list.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Step 5: To restore multiple or all message threads, tap Edit. Select the messages you want to retrieve and press Restore all.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

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Bonus: How to See Blocked Numbers on an Android Phone

How to See Blocked Numbers on Stock Android

To view the list of blocked numbers on your Android phone, follow these steps:

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1. Open the Phone app.

2. Tap the three-dot icon at the top and go to Settings.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Step 3: Go to Blocked numbers. Here you will see all blocked numbers.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

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See Blocked Numbers on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

To check the blocked list on a Samsung Galaxy phone, follow these steps:

1. Open the Samsung Phone app.

2. Tap the three-dot icon at the top and go to Settings.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

Step 3: Tap on Block numbers to see the list of blocked numbers.

How to See and Retrieve Blocked Messages on Android (Samsung Included)

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Do you receive blocked messages after unblocking a number?

No, you will not receive messages sent when the number was blocked unless you have a Samsung Galaxy phone where you can see blocked messages anytime.

Is there a way to see blocked messages on WhatsApp?

Sadly, no. You cannot see blocked messages on WhatsApp.

How to see messages from a blocked number on an iPhone?

iPhone also doesn’t offer any way to view blocked messages.

Will a blocked number know that you have blocked them?

No, a blocked number will not be notified when you block them. However, when they try to call you, their call might get disconnected immediately, which might raise eyebrows.

Block Unknown Numbers

We hope you were able to see blocked messages on your Android phone. If you are receiving messages from unknown numbers, learn how to block text messages and WhatsApp numbers.

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Mehvish Mushtaq is a computer engineer who developed the first Android app for Kashmir called Dial Kashmir. She received the Nari Shakti award from the President of India for her achievement. With 6+ years of experience, she specializes in writing about technology, including how-to guides, explainers, tips and tricks for Android, iOS/iPadOS, social media, and web apps. Her work can also be found on MakeTechEasier, TechWiser, and NerdsChalk.

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