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HOW TO BLOCK MASS SPAM TEXTS ON iPHONE

HOW TO BLOCK MASS SPAM TEXTS ON iPHONE

Nowadays, everyone is so eager to get a text message from someone, but it is just a spam message or company call to their disappointment. Recently, spam messages have increased vastly where you are easily tricked into some scamming tricks such as free gift cards, and low credit card interest rates even on Apple’s most secured iPhone.

Although Apple has a very tight security patch in protecting the security system of the iPhone, there might be some loopholes that are still yet to be addressed. Even some agencies managed to get into your iPhone. Thankfully, we have found a way to block mass spam texts on iPhones.

HOW TO BLOCK MASS SPAM TEXTS ON iPHONE

FILTER UNKNOWN SENDERS ON IPHONE

You’ll need to enable message filtering before you can report spam.

  1. Go to Settings > Messages > Message Filtering.
  2. Enable Message Filtering option.
  3. When you get a message from someone who isn’t in your Contacts, you may now report it as junk.

Note: You cannot open any links in a message from an unknown sender until you add the sender to your contacts or reply to the message.

REPORT SPAM TEXT ON IPHONE

After filtering all the text messages, whenever you receive a text which is not listed in your contacts, you will get an option to Report it.

  1. Go to Messages app.
  2. Open the spam message > Click on Report Junk.
  3. Click on Delete and Report Junk option. (By doing so you will be sending that contacts information to Apple)

Reporting junk or spam doesn’t prevent the sender from sending messages, but you can block the number to stop receiving them.

BLOCK SPAM TEXT ON IPHONE

If you no longer wish to get any message from that particular sender than you can simply just block them.

  1. Go to Messages app.
  2. Open the Spam Text > Click on Senders number.
  3. Tap on “Info”.
  4. Click on Block this Caller > Block Contact.

THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS

You can also install apps from Appstore that works for blocking SMS spam messages. RoboKiller, TextKiller, SpamHound, Truecaller, Nomorobo are some well-known apps that can help you block all the contacts that send you spam messages without you even reporting or blocking the contact. This app will do all the work for you. But know that these apps will only block text messages and not calls.

Some mobile carriers also give users to block spam text message and call as well. You simply have to go to nearby store and ask them to block calls and text messages for you.

HOW DOES SPAM CALL NETWORL WORK?

Have you ever wondered how they get your contact information, and how do they exactly know what you want at that point of time, there are many ways and one of them is Social-Media. As you might be familiar with Facebook, Instagram or Google, they all track your activities and share all your data even your contact information to the advertising companies.

Other reason might be that you might have given your contact information to some companies for any of your personal reasons. Or you might have filled a survey form online, or you might have enrolled in any activity by filling out some online form.

The spam messages or calls do not usually come from some other phone, it is actually computer generated sent to you via email address, or some messaging account free of charge. That is why you cannot precisely track then back with their contact information.

WHAT HARM CAN IT DO TO YOU?

Even if we ignore these spam messages and all they can still be harmful. Some phone plans may also charge you for receiving spam text messages. Spam SMS can expose you to identity theft, install malware on your smartphone, and access your personal information. After getting access to your personal information, especially bank details, the spam senders may fraud you by taking away your money without even you knowing about it.

Like for example installing malware through these spam link with even any knowledge of the user. So, always be careful with this kind of situation, because once the security of your iPhone is breached then there is no going back your iPhone will forever be a hub to all these scammers.

DO’S AND DONT’S

•       Do not respond to any of the spam messages, if you respond it will just help them confirm your number and sold your personal information to other scammers.

•       Do not click on any link or attachment shared in messages, as it will infect your phone by installing malware.

•       If they ask you to text ‘STOP,’ ‘UNSUBSCRIBE,’ or ‘NO’ to be removed from their list, don’t do it.

•       Check your mobile phones bill, as some spam messages charge you separately.

•       Check if your mobile carrier offers call/message blocking service.

•       Always report spam messages contact to your wireless carrier

Hope you got to know something useful today. And make sure to be careful with all these spam messages and call that you receive.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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Gustavo

He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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