Top 5 Easy Ways to Block Text Messages from Unknown Numbers on iPhone
Receiving spam calls and texts on your phone can be pretty annoying. Spam texts can completely fill your message inbox and make it very difficult to find important texts. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid receiving text messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone. In this article, we bring you the top 5 easy ways to block text messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone.
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Block text messages from individual senders
Step 1: Launch the Messages app.
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Step 2: Open the text message from the sender you want to block.
Step 3: Tap the sender’s profile icon.
Step 4: Tap the information icon.
Step 5: Select the information icon from the sender’s profile again.
Step 6: Select ‘Block this caller’.
The sender will not be able to call you or send text messages to your number.
Filter messages from all unknown numbers
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Messages.
Step 2: Click on ‘Unknown and Spam’ under Message Filtering.
Step 3: Turn on the switch for “Filter unknown senders”.
Step 4: Make sure you select the ‘SMS Filter’ option.
Use a third-party app
There are several third-party apps that help you block spam calls and texts easily. Apps like Truecaller are designed to flag repeat spam callers and block their calls and texts to your number. You can even add individual numbers to your blocked apps list. this article explains how you can block or unblock someone using Truecaller. All you have to do is go to the dialer and select the number of the sender you received the text from. After opening their profile, click ‘block’. You can also use other third party apps like Mr Number and Call Blocker.
Use ‘Do Not Disturb’
It may be a radical step, but it will help reduce unwanted spam calls and messages on your number. By turning on “Do Not Disturb” on your iPhone, you only allow certain users to contact you via text and messages. You can whitelist the contacts you want to access. Other contacts and unknown numbers will not be able to contact you.
Step 1: Go to settings. Then press focus.
Step 2: Select Do Not Disturb.
Step 3: Tap People.
Step 4: Select “Allow calls or notifications from”.
Step 5: Select “Favorites” if you only want contacts from your favorites to contact you.
Contact your network operator
If you are unable to stop the constant stream of spam texts and calls from unknown numbers, you can contact your network operator for further assistance. Look for the customer support line on the carrier’s website or on your monthly bill and ask them to use their anti-spam tools to block spam on your number.
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These are the top 5 ways you can block text messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone. You can also block saved contacts by tapping on their profile and selecting “Block this caller”. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments!
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