How to stop spam text messages on your phone

Have you been receiving spam text messages lately?  These texts come from random phone numbers and strange email addresses.  Spam text messages disrupt your day and try to trick you into giving away your personal information. If you receive a spam message, do not reply or open any link attached to the text message.

Now getting rid of those pesky spam text messages is easier than you think.

Follow the steps below to keep the spam text away.

How to stop spam text messages on iPhone

Step 1: How to filter text messages on an iPhone

  1. Open the ‘Settings’ app
  2. Scroll down to the ‘Messages’ app and open it
  3. Scroll down until you see ‘Filter Unknown Senders’
  4. Turn this feature on
  5. Open the ‘Messages’ app, and you will see your text messages have been filtered into three categories: ‘All Messages,’ ‘Known Senders,’ and ‘Unknown Senders.’

Now when you receive a message from a sender that is not in your address book, the message will be sent to the ‘Unknown Senders’ folder and you will not receive a notification.

Tips

  • Remember to check this filtered folder if you are expecting a text message from a new number. Any text message from a phone number and email address not in your contacts will be sent to the ‘Unknown Senders’ folder.
  • To make sure you do not miss any text messages be sure to enter the person’s contact information in your address book.

 

Step 2:  How to block spam phone numbers on an iPhone

    1. Open the spam text message
    2. Tap on the profile icon with the phone number under it
    3. Click ‘Info’
  1. 4. Select ‘Block this Caller’
  2. 5. Select ‘Block Contact’

 

How to Stop Spam Text Messages on Android

Step 1: How to enable Spam Protection

  1. Open the ‘Messages’ app
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner
  3. In ‘Settings’ scroll down and tap ‘Spam protection’
  4. Turn on ‘Enable spam protection

Step 2:  How to block spam phone numbers on Android

If you are still receiving spam text messages, blocking numbers is a good way to ensure you no longer get messages from that specific phone number.

  1. Open the spam text message
  2. Tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner
  3. Tap ‘Add to blocklist’

Blocking spam text messages will help keep your message inbox from being flooded with scam texts. Remember to keep yourself safe and never click the links or reply to the spam message.

 

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3 comments

Dennis August 9, 2022 - 9:14 am
Yes you can block the text phone number, but there are infinite phone numbers so the texts just keep coming.
Charlene Reese August 9, 2022 - 10:25 am
Thanks for the 411 on the messaging app and blocking the unknown numbers that magnificent I had already known about how to block people but it too was very helpful. God be with ya n Thanks a ton
Charlene Reese August 9, 2022 - 10:26 am
Thanks for the 411 on the messaging app and blocking the unknown numbers that magnificent I had already known about how to block people but it too was very helpful. God be with ya n Thanks a ton!

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