You must understand how to block messages and calls, whether it’s a never-ending flood of spam or that persistent ex who won’t take “no” for an answer. The process is shorter and less painful than you think, regardless of whether you use an iPhone or an Android smartphone.
It’s simple to block text messages and even unwanted phone calls, regardless of your phone type, and we’ll show you how.
How to stop receiving texts on your iPhone
In iOS, blocking SMS is simple. The Messages app on your iPhone 14 or iPhone 14 Pro is the best place to block a message.
Step 1: Select the message sent by the contact you want to block.
Step 2: Click on their name or profile picture at the message’s top.
Step 4: Select Information.
Step 5:Choose Block, this caller.
How to restrict contacts’ messages on an iPhone
Adding them to your Blocked list can also block texts from recognized contacts. Using either this approach or the one described above won’t make a difference because you’ll still be able to restrict phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages. Doing this may block the same person without accessing the Phone and FaceTime apps.
Step 1: open the Settings app and choose Messages from the list of options.
Step 2: Select Blocked contacts by scrolling down.
Step 3: Choose “Add new.” Choose the person you want to block. Select Edit in the top-right corner of the screen, then click the minus sign next to the contact’s name to remove them.
How to stop texts from unknown numbers on the iPhone
Unknown and private numbers cannot be blocked entirely in the same manner that known contacts can. However, you can filter them out and keep them apart from the individuals you know. Your Messages app will now have a new “Unknown Senders” page, and you won’t receive notifications for these. Even while it’s not perfect, it’s a respectable compromise.
Step 1: open your Settings app and choose Messages from the list of options.
Step 2: Switch Block senders you need to know.
How to report spam from iPhone text messages
You can also report spam and unwanted iMessages. There will be a link that says “Report trash” in every iMessage you receive from an unknown sender. To send Apple the sender’s details and message, click the link. The business should handle the interaction and prevent the human or bot from contacting you again.
Apple can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that you’ll require a screenshot of the message, the email or phone number from which it was sent, the date and time it was received, and the email address.
Apple does not handle SMS and MMS messages; however, you can always report them to your carrier.
How to block texts on an Android device
Through Google’s Messages app, blocking text messages on Android is the simplest process. The Messages app is available for installation and uses on all Android phones through the Google Play Store. Many already have it installed by default, so we’re promoting this approach as the most straightforward.
Step 1: Open messages.
Step 2: Choose and hold on to a message from a person you want to block.
Step 3: Choose the Three dots on the right in the open context menu.
Step 4: Block
Step 5: As an alternative, you can click the Three dots in the top right corner of the message if you decide to open it.
Step 6: Select Details.
Step 7: Choose Block & report spam.
There will probably be a special method to block contacts if you use a different messaging app. But they frequently have a similar pattern. Most of the time, you should open your Messages app. The Settings option is typically found in the three-dot menu that appears from there. You can also select a message and seek a block option there. Your findings may vary, as they do with everything Android, but that gives you a fair indication of where to start.