How to view filtered texts per SIM in the Messages app on iOS 16

iPhone XS and newer models offer dual SIM support so that users can keep their business and personal phone numbers and contacts separate. Dual SIM support comes very handy when traveling as well, users can purchase a local SIM and avoid roaming charges.

iOS 16 makes it even more convenient to use Dual SIM by filtering users’ text messages per SIM on the Messages app. Here is how to filter messages per SIM on iPhone.

Check out: How to set up and use Dual SIMs on the latest iPhone models.

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Here is how to easily view messages per SIM on the Messages app

When you have two active SIMs on your iPhone, follow the listed steps to view messages per SIM on the Messages app.

  1. Open the Settings app > Messages.
  2. Scroll down and turn on the ‘Filter Unknown Senders’ feature. Messages app - guide
  3. Keep in mind that, if you have installed a third-party app to filter text and spam messages, the “Unknown & Spam” option will appear instead of ‘Filter Unknown Senders’. Simply, tap on the “Unknown & Spam” option and turn on ‘Filter Unknown Senders’. Messages app - guide
  4. Next, open the Messages app and tap on the three dots “more” button on the top right corner of the UI.
  5. The drop-down menu displays the active SIMs and three options:
    • All lines – to view messages from both SIMs.
    • SIM 1
    • SIM 2
  6. Tap on the SIM you want to its texts and iMessage. Messages app - guide

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