How to Block Text Messages on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of receiving unwanted text messages on your iPhone? Luckily, there are several ways to block text messages and regain control over your messaging experience. In this tutorial, we will explore different methods to effectively block text messages on your iPhone.

Method 1: Block Messages from Unknown Senders

If you frequently receive spam messages from unknown senders, you can easily block them by following these steps:

  1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the message from the unknown sender.
  3. Tap on the sender’s name or number at the top of the screen.
  4. In the contact details, scroll down and tap on “Block this Caller”.
  5. A confirmation pop-up will appear. Tap “Block Contact” to confirm.

Note: This method only applies to blocking specific unknown senders. If you want to block a specific contact or phone number that is saved in your contacts, follow Method 2.

Method 2: Block Messages from Specific Contacts

If you want to block text messages from a specific contact that is saved in your contacts list, you can use the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the “Settings” app on your iPhone home screen.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Phone” (or “Messages” depending on your iOS version).
  3. Select “Blocked Contacts”.
  4. Tap on “Add New..” or “+”.
  5. Select the contact you want to block from your contacts list.

Note: By blocking a contact, not only will you stop receiving text messages from them, but you will also block their calls.

Method 3: Use Third-Party Apps

If the built-in methods mentioned above don’t meet your requirements, you can explore third-party apps that offer advanced blocking features. Some popular options include:

  • Truecaller: Truecaller provides spam call and message blocking features along with caller identification.
  • Hiya: Hiya offers spam detection and call blocking capabilities to effectively filter unwanted callers and messages.
  • RoboKiller: RoboKiller specializes in blocking automated spam calls and texts with its powerful AI-driven algorithms.

Note: Third-party apps may require additional permissions and may have their own subscription plans or fees.

Method 4: Check with Your Carrier

If none of the above methods work for you, it’s worth reaching out to your mobile carrier’s customer support to inquire about any available options to block text messages. Some carriers provide specific services or settings to help users block unwanted messages.

In Conclusion

To regain control over your iPhone’s messaging experience, it’s crucial to know how to block unwanted text messages. By following the methods outlined in this tutorial, you can effectively block messages from unknown senders, specific contacts, or explore third-party apps for advanced blocking features. Remember to always stay updated with the latest iOS version and protect yourself from unwanted interruptions!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. Happy messaging!

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