How to Block Spam Text Messages On iPhone

Spam text messages are a pain in the bottoms. With a lot of advancement, carriers are seemingly doing their best to minimize spam text messages, but you still get those occasional messages that sometimes derail your productivity or workflow or whatever.

There are many ways you can keep spam messages away. For instance, you have the option to block the sender completely, filter messages from unknown senders, register your phone number with the National Do Not Call registry and even take the help of your carrier to combat spam messages. Let’s explore all the ways and means through which you can put an end to the spam text messages on your iPhone!

How to Block Spam Text Messages on iPhone and iPad

If you don’t want to receive messages from a particular number or company, you can easily block it right from your Messages app.

Step #1. Open Messages app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, you have to select the spam message conversation which you want to block.

Step #3. Next, tap on the name/number → tap on “i” button.

Tap on Number then Tap on i Button in Message on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next up, tap on the name/number of the spam message sender.

Tap on Spam Message Sender Number or Name on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Block this caller → Tap on Block Contact to confirm.

Block Spam Message on iPhone or iPad

You will no longer receive any messages, phone calls or FaceTime calls from this contact.

There is a way you can also filter messages from unknown senders and keep them in a separate list. It also allows you to turn off notifications for messages from people who are not in your contact list. Tap on SettingsMessages.

Tap on Settings then Messages on iPhone or iPad

Tap on “Unknown & Spam” under message filtering → Turn on the switch next to Fillter Unknown Senders.

Filter Unknown Messages on iPhone or iPad

That’s all, mate!

Wrap Up

So, you have found the right ways to block spam messages but what about the spam calls? Worry not, you can easily block spam phone calls on your iPhone. There is a way to enable call blocking and identification as well. Do you know that you can make your phone speak caller name? It will help you in avoiding spam phone calls.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.


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