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Block or Unblock Messages

Block messages from your device.


INSTRUCTIONS & INFO

Block messages

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

2. Select the desired message thread, then select the Contact 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 MessagesBlocked Contacts.

Note: You can also access blocked numbers and contacts by selecting the settings app Settings > 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 off 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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