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Messages App MISSING "block by phrases" on One Ui

(Topic created on: 20/03/19 16:06)
hugoleosp
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On previous firmware we were able to use the function Block By Phrases or Words to avoid Spam coming from SMS.

With this One UI Samsung removed this option and left only the "block by number", but that doesn't hep because spammers change Sim Cards faster than I change clothes =/ one week has passed and I already got over 50 spam messages even blocking the numbers =/ 

 

PLEASE BRING BACK THE BLOCK BY WORDS / PHRASES FUNCTION

 

I can give one example, Uber Eats is desperatly trying to grow in Brazil, but we have two other bigger companies, so,  everyday Uber Eats sends me 3 SMS for a coupon on lunch, afternoon snack and dinner =/ and I keep blocking and they keep changing the numbers =/ .. and there is also TAP, Natura, Itaú, C&A, Credicard, and lots and lots of bilions of trilions another companies that keep sending annoying SMS messages =/

 

PLEASE I BEG YOU SAMSUNG SOFTWARE ENGINEERS .. 

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cosacee
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I also have this problem I really hope Samsung addresses this issue as a priority I cant see how it would be hard to implement in the next fix. The amount we paid for our phones we should not be having a downgrade and loss of features we should be gaining new features and old ones should be improved. Massively disappointed with Samsung and considering my next purchase with a well known Chinese competitor who seem to value customers more than Samsung.
anthonyadolph
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Plus+1.Just upgraded from Note 4 to Galaxy A70 and now I'm spammed left right and centre. The Old Note 4 used to have spam phrases, like if there 'REply yes or no', etc. and now they all streaming in. Please fiix asap.

Jurii
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+1

hugoleosp
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After the 1000 mark of spams ... I gave up of Samsung and changed brand .. I was receiving spam from special numbers that I couldn't even block the numbers, Uber was sending over 10 SMS a day .. so I sold my Samsung phone and I started to hate Uber and others companies.

Sujith
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Please bring this future back. It's needed. Don't lost your brand by removing good features.

Sujith
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Please use GOOGLE Messages APP. They have that option :smiling-face: :smiling-face: :smiling-face: Bye Bye to Samsung msg app.

tsolorio
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Tried that and it doesn't have block by phrase. Tried Key Messages and it has a section to enter phrases but I still get the spam that it's suppose to block.

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Stephmaister
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Bring back phrase filter, I'm bombarded with spam and blocked by number doesn't wirk for me

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Yasser4008
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It is really annoying to remove such helpful function. There is many of bloatware that were supposed to be removed instead of this

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skylee91
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Yes I need this! Why you remove it!

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Gkman
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just about when I started liking Samsung devices again they come up with some questionable decisions that ruin any trust they just rebuilt. 

Samsung- Get your act together!!

 

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Akosua143
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Exactly my worry! Now spam messages taking over my Samsung Galaxy A21S. I regret buying it already.

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zainsohail88
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This is just so stupid on Samsung's end and worst of all they don't care. Because people like us are still buying there phones. This was a basic feature before one UI update and i have been using it, on top of that my existing blocked phrases are still being blocked but i can't add or remove new one's because the option is missing. 

I will definitely not go for a new galaxy anytime soon.

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bcpetersjr
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I know this discussion is old but I think I found a work around in case anyone else stumbles upon this.  You can create a bixby routine that looks for keywords in messages, then you can have a quick command delete the last message.  So in theory it should see the message come in then delete it.  I just created this and ran the routine and it seems to be working, so hopefully this helps others. 

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POKsam
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Really miss this phrase filtering function. Cant believe it has been discarded. Now unable to stop a mountain of unwanted text messages. I accept certain messages from known sources, but I used to be able to block their unwanted promotional messages. Blocking their number completely is not an option. Please bring back.

 
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zainsohail88
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Well that's not all, on top of discarding the block by phrase - one of the core feature which has always been missing and now while its required the most is you can't block non-numeric numbers. Most of promotions messages I get are from these senders. seems like Samsung is getting money from these guys to not allow users to block these messages.

Ridiculous, I am abandoning Samsung this year.