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Apple iPhone 8 / 8 Plus

Block or Unblock Messages

Block messages from your device.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to:

• Block messages
• Unblock messages
• View blocked contacts and numbers
• Filter iMessages from unknown senders


Block messages

1. From the home screen, select the Messages app Messages app.

2. Select the desired message thread, then select the Contact icon at the top of the screen to get the Contact options. Select the Info icon Info icon.

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3. Select Info.

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4. Scroll to and select Block this Caller, then select Block Contact to confirm.

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Unblock messages

From the desired contact, scroll to and select Unblock this Caller.

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View blocked contacts and numbers

From the home screen, select the Settings app Settings app > scroll to and select Messages app Messages > Blocked Contacts.

Note: You can also access blocked numbers and contacts by selecting the settings app Settings app > scroll to and select Phone > Blocked Contacts, or settings app Settings app > scroll to and select FaceTime > Blocked Contacts. Learn more from the Apple support article Block calls and block or filter messages on your iPhone.

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Filter iMessages from unknown senders

From the Messages screen, scroll to and select the switch Filter Unknown Senders switch

Note: In the Messages app, Filtered iMessages will be routed to a separate tab. You will not receive notifications for Filtered Messages. Learn more from the Apple support article Block calls and block or filter messages on your iPhone.


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