How to Block Text Messages on iPhone


In this article I’ll show you how to quickly block text messages on your iPhone. I’ll walk through the approach to block text messages from both someone you’ve already received a text message from and someone who hasn’t already sent you a text message.

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Steps to Block a Text Message on Your iPhone from a Contact

  1. Tap to open a text message from the person you want to block text messages from.
  2. Tap the phone number at the top of the message, and then tap “Info.”
  3. Tap “Info” again on the next screen.
  4. Tap “Block this Caller” in this menu and then tap “Block Contact” again in the pop-up window. This person will no longer be able to call or send you text messages going forward.

Steps to Block a Text Message on Your iPhone from Someone You Haven’t Received a Text Message From

  1. Tap to open the “Contacts” app, and then tap “+” to add a new contact.
  2. Add a first name, last name and the phone number you want to block text messages from, and then tap “Done” to create the contact.
  3. Now open the “Settings” app and then tap “Messages” in the menu.
  4. Tap “Blocked Contacts.”
  5. Scroll to the bottom of this list, tap “Add New” and then tap to select the contact you just created. That contact will now appear in your blocked contacts list and you’ll no longer receive text messages or phone calls from that person.

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