Receiving spam calls and texts on your phone can get pretty annoying. Spam texts can totally clutter your message inbox and make it very difficult to find important texts. Luckily, there are a few ways you can avoid receiving texts from unknown numbers on your iPhone. In this article, we bring you the top 5 simple ways to block text messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone.
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Block text messages from an individual sender
Step 1: Launch the Messages app.
Step 2: Open a text message from the sender you want to block.
Step 3: Tap the profile icon of the sender.
Step 4: Tap on the info icon.
Step 5: Select the info icon again from the sender’s profile.
Step 6: Select ‘Block this Caller’.
The sender won’t be able to call you or send texts to your number.
Filter messages from all unknown numbers
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Messages.
Step 2: Tap on ‘Unknown & Spam’ in the Message Filtering section.
Step 3: Turn the toggle bar on for ‘Filter Unknown Senders’.
Step 4: Make sure you’ve selected the ‘SMS Filter’ option.
Use a third-party app
There are multiple third-party apps that will help you block spam calls and texts with ease. 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 the app’s block list. This article explains how you can block or unblock someone using Truecaller. All you need to do is go to your dialer and select the number of the sender that you got the text from. After opening their profile, hit ‘block’. You can also use other third-party apps like Mr Number and Call Blocker.
Use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature
This may be a radical step but it will help in restricting any unwanted spam calls and messages on your number. Turning on ‘Do not Disturb’ on your iPhone only lets certain users contact you via texts and messages. You can add contacts that you want to be accessible to on a whitelist. Other contacts and unknown numbers will be prevented from contacting you.
Step 1: Go to Settings. Then press focus.
Step 2: Select ‘Do not Disturb’.
Step 3: Tap on People.
Step 4: Select ‘Allow Calls or notifications from’.
Step 5: Select ‘Favourites’ to allow only contacts in your favourite to contact you.
Contact your network carrier
If you are unable to stop the constant barrage of spam texts and calls from unknown numbers, you can contact your network carrier for further assistance. Find the customer support helpline from the carrier’s website or monthly bill and request them to use their spam protection tools to block unwanted messages 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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