Block spam messages on iPhone or Android

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5 ways to block spam messages on your iPhone or Android phone. If you get too many spam messages on your phone, you can try some tricks to stop or reduce them.


You can block spam messages on iPhone or Android by blocking, reporting or filtering the messages. Never interact with spam messages, not even to send a STOP request, as this will make things worse. You can also block spam messages with message blocking apps, although you often have to pay.



5 ways to block spam messages on your iPhone or Android phone

Unwanted text messages, while generally not as annoying as telemarketing calls, can be very irritating. 

Not only are spam messages cluttering your inbox and distracting you with meaningless notifications, but if you don't have unlimited texting with your cellular plan, you might be paying for junk mail. And some spam messages contain links to potentially dangerous malware.


It pays to try to stop, or at least minimize, spam messages whenever possible. Here are five steps you can take to filter or block spam texts. 

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  • How to block a number on your smartphone
  • How to block messages on iPhone
  • How to block emails on Gmail
  • The best apps to block calls on Android

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