Block Texts: How to Block Unwanted Text Messages on Your iPhone

SMS phishing is becoming an increasingly annoying and dangerous problem. If you've ever received an unexpected from Google or Facebook, or any other tech company alerting you to a compromised account do not respond back to it. Chances are high that you're being targetted by a phishing scam

Whenever you get an unwanted text whether it be from a potential scammer, a spam texter, or an ex, you can easily stop these harassing mesages by blocking them on your iPhone. In just a few easy steps you can block annoying texters.

Step 1:

Tap your iPhone's green "Messages" icon.

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Step 2:

Tap the message from the number you want to block.

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Step 3:

Tap on "i" in the upper right hand corner. This will open the "Details" of the contact. 

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Step 4:

Tap the number or name of contact that appears on the "Details" screen. 

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Step 5:

Tap "Block this Caller."

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Step 6: 

Tap "Block Contact" to completely block the number from phone or Facetime calls and from sending you messages. 

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Once you've blocked the number you'll no longer receive text message alerts. You can also block callers in a few quick steps too! The recipient you've blocked won't have any idea they've been blocked, aside from the fact that you're now ignoring them.

It is important to note that you will not be able to retrieve any of the messages sent to you from a blocked number. If you decide that you would still like to receive the messages from the person that you want to block, there is a way to not receive notifications and filter iMessages from unwanted and unknown texters. It's also very easy to unblock and block contacts.

The CallerSmart app provides these instructions so the next time you find yourself being harassed by an unwanted texter you can block them while you're on the go. You can also warn others by commenting on rude, annoying, or inappropriate message senders' phone numbers. CallerSmart's free white pages reverse lookup app is available for download in the App Store.