How to block text messages on iPhone

Unwanted messages can be annoying. Whether they are from businesses spamming you with promotional offers or it’s someone in your life that is persistently trying to contact you, unwanted messages can clog your inbox and become unpleasant. Luckily, your iPhone allows you to block text messages from any contact or number in a few simple steps.

You can block text messages from contacts on your device or from unknown numbers. When blocked, the owner of that phone number will not be able to contact you. Note that they will not be informed that they have been blocked. Here’s a guide you can follow to block text messages from contacts on iPhone.

How to block text messages on iPhone

Learn how to block text messages on iPhone

  1. Launch Messages on your iPhone.
  2. Open the text message from the number you want to block.
  3. Tap the number or contact at the top of the message, then click the small ‘i’ (info) button. How to block text messages on iPhone
  4. On the next screen, tap info. How to block text messages on iPhone
  5. Next, tap Block this Caller. How to block text messages on iPhone
  6. Tap Block Contact again in the pop-up that appears to confirm.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to block text messages on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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