How to Block Spam Texts on iPhone
Although our iPhones are incredibly useful tools for communication, unsolicited spam SMS may quickly get annoying. Do not panic if you start receiving a ton of unsolicited texts! We’ll go over the many tools and techniques on your iPhone to efficiently block and filter spam texts in this blog post, so you can enjoy stress-free and organized communications.
1. Built-in SMS Filtering:
iOS comes equipped with built-in tools to help filter and block spam texts. Here’s how to enable SMS filtering:
a. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
b. Scroll down and tap on “Messages.”
c. Enable the “Filter Unknown Senders” option.
Enabling this feature will create a separate list for messages from unknown senders, reducing the clutter in your main Messages inbox.
2. Block Contacts:
If you receive spam texts from specific contacts, blocking them is a straightforward solution:
a. Open the Messages app.
b. Tap on the conversation with the spam sender.
c. Tap on the contact’s name at the top of the screen.
d. Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller.”
This action prevents further messages from the blocked contact.
3. Reporting and Blocking Unknown Numbers:
For spam texts from unknown numbers, use the reporting and blocking features:
a. Open the Messages app.
b. Tap on the message from the unknown number.
c. Tap on the (i) icon in the top right corner.
d. Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller” and “Report Junk.”
This not only blocks the number but also sends a report to Apple, contributing to their efforts in combating spam.
4. Third-Party Spam Blocker Apps:
Explore third-party apps designed to block spam texts effectively. These apps use advanced algorithms and crowdsourced data to identify and filter out unwanted messages. Some popular options include Hiya, RoboKiller, and Truecaller.
a. Download a spam blocker app from the App Store.
b. Follow the app’s setup instructions.
c. Allow the app to integrate with your Messages app for seamless spam blocking.
5. Customize Do Not Disturb Settings:
Utilize the Do Not Disturb feature to silence notifications from unknown or spam contacts:
a. Open Settings and tap on “Do Not Disturb.”
b. Scroll down and tap “Allow Calls From.”
c. Select “All Contacts” or “Favorites” to only allow calls and messages from known contacts.
This helps minimize disruptions from unknown or spam numbers during specific times.
6. Regularly Review and Delete Spam Messages:
Make it a habit to review and delete spam messages regularly. Clearing your Messages inbox of unwanted texts not only keeps your device organized but also ensures that you don’t accidentally engage with spam content.
You can take back control of your Messages app and wave goodbye to spam texts on your iPhone with these useful tips and built-in capabilities. Whether you want to use third-party solutions or the built-in iOS capabilities, being proactive will improve your messaging experience and free up time for the messages that really matter.