How to Block Texter iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re tired of receiving unwanted text messages on your iPhone, you’ll be glad to know that there are several ways to block texters and regain control over your messaging. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of blocking texters on your iPhone using different methods.

Block Texter with Do Not Disturb

If you want to avoid receiving notifications from a specific person without completely blocking them, the Do Not Disturb feature can help. Here’s how to use it:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Do Not Disturb”.
  • Step 3: Toggle on “Manual” or set a schedule for when you want Do Not Disturb to be active.
  • Step 4: Tap on “Allow Calls From” and select “All Contacts”.

This method will silence notifications from anyone who is not in your contacts list. However, keep in mind that this won’t block text messages entirely – they will still be delivered silently to your device.

Block Texter with Messages App

If you’re looking for a more comprehensive blocking solution, the Messages app provides an easy way to block specific contacts. Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Find the conversation with the contact you want to block.
  • Step 3: Tap on the contact’s name at the top of the screen.
  • Step 4: Scroll down and tap on “Block this Caller”.

Once you block a contact, you won’t receive any further messages, phone calls, or FaceTime requests from them. They will also be automatically removed from your contacts and recent call list.

Unblock Texter on iPhone

If you ever change your mind and want to unblock a previously blocked texter, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Phone” or “Messages” (depending on which app you used to block the contact).
  • Step 3: Tap on “Blocked Contacts”.
  • Step 4: Find the contact you want to unblock and swipe left on their name.
  • Step 5: Tap on “Unblock”.

The contact will now be unblocked, and you’ll start receiving messages, calls, and FaceTime requests from them again.

Create a Spam Message Filter

If you’re being bombarded with spam messages from unknown senders, iOS provides a built-in feature that can help filter out these unwanted texts. Here’s how to enable it:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Messages”.
  • Step 3: Toggle on “Filter Unknown Senders”.

Once enabled, your Messages app will have a separate tab for unknown senders, making it easier to identify and delete spam messages.

In Conclusion

By following these simple steps, you can regain control over your messaging and avoid unwanted texts on your iPhone. Whether you choose to use the Do Not Disturb feature, block specific contacts, or enable the spam message filter, you now have the tools to take charge of your messaging experience.

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