How to Block Text Messages on iPhone 13

Charlotte Daniels

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Welcome to this tutorial on how to block text messages on the iPhone 13. If you’re tired of receiving unwanted messages or spam texts, you’ll be glad to know that the iPhone 13 offers an easy way to block specific numbers or even filter out unknown senders. In this article, we will guide you through the process step by step.

Blocking Text Messages on iPhone 13

If you want to block a specific phone number from sending you text messages, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open the Messages app

First, locate and tap on the Messages app icon on your home screen. This will open up your messaging inbox.

Step 2: Find the conversation

Next, scroll through your conversations and find the one with the number you want to block. Tap on it to open the conversation.

Step 3: Tap on the contact’s name or number

In the upper part of the screen, tap on the contact’s name or phone number. This will bring up additional options.

Step 4: Tap on “Info”

In the menu that appears, locate and tap on “Info.” This will lead you to a screen with more details about the contact.

Step 5: Scroll down and tap “Block this Caller”

Scroll down until you find “Block this Caller” and tap on it. A confirmation pop-up will appear.

Step 6: Confirm blocking

To proceed with blocking this contact, tap “Block Contact.” Note that once blocked, you won’t receive any more text messages from this number.

Congratulations! You have successfully blocked text messages from a specific contact on your iPhone 13.

Filtering Unknown Senders on iPhone 13

In addition to blocking specific contacts, you can also filter out text messages from unknown senders. This is a useful feature to prevent unwanted messages from reaching your inbox.

Step 1: Open the Settings app

Start by locating and tapping on the Settings app on your home screen. This will open up the iPhone settings menu.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap “Messages”

In the settings menu, scroll down until you find “Messages” and tap on it. This will open the Messages settings.

Step 3: Enable “Filter Unknown Senders”

In the Messages settings, locate “Filter Unknown Senders” and toggle it on. Once enabled, any messages from unknown numbers will be filtered into a separate list.

Note: You won’t receive any notifications for these filtered messages, so make sure to check this separate list periodically if you’re expecting important texts from new contacts.


In this tutorial, we’ve shown you how to block text messages on your iPhone 13. Whether it’s blocking specific phone numbers or filtering out unknown senders, these features give you control over who can reach your inbox. Now you can enjoy a more peaceful messaging experience without unwanted distractions!

Remember: Use these blocking features responsibly and only block or filter messages as necessary.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to consult your device’s user manual or reach out to Apple support for more information.

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