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You Can Easily Block Text Messages On iPhone: Here's How
On an iPhone, the process of blocking messages from a specific user or phone number is easy. First, open up the conversation with that person in Messages, tap on their name or number at the top of the screen, tap "Info" on the panel that appears, select the "Block this Contact" option displayed in red, and confirm your choice.
Note that when you block a contact or a phone number, you're stopping all forms of communication, including calls, FaceTime, email, and messages. In case you change your mind, you can find your blocked callers list by going into Settings → Phone → Blocked Contacts, where you can view the numbers you've blocked and remove individuals from your blocked list.
On a different note, if you receive a substantial amount of spam each day, you can filter messages by going into Settings → Messages and then turning on the "Filter Unknown Senders" toggle. You can also do the same for calls by going into Settings → Phone → Silence Unknown Callers and turning it on.
With the filtering feature turned on, messages from unknown senders will be silenced and separated from your regular inbox in an "Unknown Senders" tab. Similarly, any calls you receive from an unsaved number will be silenced, sent directly to voicemail, and listed in your "Recents" tab in the Phone app.
However, in this era of two-factor authentication, turning on message filtering will make the authentication process more of a hassle than it already is. You can read more about how to block calls or messages on iPhone over on Apple's support site.