What is blocking text messages and how can you do it on an iPhone?
If you’re ever feeling frustrated with someone constantly texting you, there are a few things you can do to block them on your iPhone. Blocking someone on an iPhone is a bit different than blocking someone on other platforms like Android and Windows Phones, so be sure to follow the instructions carefully. Here’s what you need to do:
First, open your phone’s Settings app and tap on Messages. Within the Messages settings screen, scroll down until you see the option to Block Contact. Tap on this option and enter the contact’s name or phone number. You’ll then be prompted to confirm that you want to block this person from sending you messages. Once you’ve blocked them, they’ll no longer be able to send any messages to you through SMS or iMessage.
How to block incoming text messages from a specific number: Step 1
Blocking incoming text messages from a specific number can be helpful in preventing unwanted communication. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone:
1. Open the Settings app on your device.
2. Scroll down and tap Messages.
3. Select the person or number you want to block from sending you text messages.
4. Tap Block Message at the bottom of the screen.
5. If you want to unblock someone later, tap Unblock Message at the bottom of the screen and enter their email address or phone number.
How to block all text messages from a specific number: Step 2
If you want to block text messages from a specific number on your iPhone, follow these steps:
1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and select Messages.
3. Under Message Blocking, toggle the Block Contact option to On.
If you don’t see this option, it means that the person you want to block has removed their number from your contact list or they have changed their number and Apple hasn’t yet updated their settings to reflect the change. In this case, you can open up iTunes and change the contact information for that person in order for Messages to recognize their new number and block text messages from them.
How to unblock text messages from a specific number: Step 3
If you want to prevent someone from texting you, but you don’t want to cut them off completely, there are a few ways to unblock text messages on your iPhone.
First, go to your Messages app and tap on the conversation you want to block. Next, slide the bar at the bottom of the screen all the way to the left and tap Block Conversation.
Now any text messages sent to this number will be blocked forever.
Alternatively, if you just need to stop someone from texting you for a while but don’t want them totally blocked, you can set up a temporary block. To do this, go back into Messages and open up the conversation you want to block. Next, slide the bar at the bottom of the screen all the way to the right and tap Block Contact.
You can easily block text messages on your iPhone by following these simple steps:
1. Open the Messages app on your iPhone.
2. Tap on the message you want to block.
3. In the top right corner of the message, tap on Block Text Message.
4. If you want to unblock a blocked text message later, simply tap on Unblock Text Message in the same top right corner of the message and confirm your choice.
5. You can also disable blocking for specific contacts by going to their profile and selecting Blocking from the Contact Info section under Messages App Settings.