How to Report Spam Text iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Spam text messages can be a nuisance and invade our privacy. If you own an iPhone, you’ll be pleased to know that Apple provides a built-in feature to report spam texts. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of reporting spam texts on your iPhone.

Step 1: Identify the Spam Text

Before reporting a spam text, it’s essential to identify whether the message is indeed spam. Look out for suspicious or unsolicited messages from unknown senders, offers that seem too good to be true, or requests for personal information.

Step 2: Open the Messages App

To report a spam text, open the Messages app on your iPhone. This is where all your text conversations are stored.

Step 3: Find the Spam Text

Scroll through your conversations and find the spam text you want to report. Once you’ve located it, tap and hold on the message until a menu pops up.

Step 4: Select “Report Junk”

In the menu that appears after tapping and holding on the spam message, select “Report Junk.” This action notifies Apple about the spam message and helps improve their filtering system to prevent future junk texts.

Step 5: Confirm Reporting

A confirmation screen will appear asking if you want to report this as junk and block the sender. Tap “Report Junk” again to confirm your choice.


If you mistakenly reported a legitimate message as junk, don’t worry! You can easily undo it by going into Settings > Messages > Unknown & Spam and selecting “Not Junk.” This will move the conversation back into your regular inbox.

Step 6: Delete the Spam Text

Now that you’ve reported the spam text, it’s a good practice to delete it from your Messages app. Swipe left on the message and tap “Delete” to remove it from your conversation history.

Step 7: Enable SMS Filtering

To strengthen your defense against spam texts, enable SMS filtering on your iPhone. This feature automatically identifies and filters out suspected junk messages.

Here’s how to enable SMS filtering:

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Messages.”
  3. Select “Unknown & Spam” under the Message Filtering section.
  4. Toggle on the “Filter Unknown Senders” option.

Note: Enabling this setting will prevent messages from unknown senders from appearing in your main Messages list. You can access them in a separate “Unknown Senders” tab instead. This helps keep your primary inbox clutter-free.

In Conclusion

Reporting spam texts not only helps protect you but also assists Apple in improving their spam detection algorithms. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily report spam texts on your iPhone and contribute to a safer texting experience for everyone!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of reporting spam texts on your iPhone. Remember to stay vigilant and report any suspicious messages promptly!

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