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People are just noticing genius iPhone trick to instantly stop spam texts

People are just noticing genius iPhone trick to instantly stop spam texts

Apple iPhones have a neat feature which can help put an end to spam texts.

These messages, like phishing emails, are very often sent by scammers.


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Scammers will try and lure unsuspecting smartphone users into clicking a bad link that will download malware, direct them to a dodgy website, or reveal personal information.

But Apple’s has built in a spam protection feature built into the iPhone iOS software.

To set it up, open Settings > Messages > Filter Unknown Messages.

It’s as simple as that.

iPhone users will then find a new tab appear in their Messages app.

On the left will be Contacts & SMS which will contain messages from known contacts in the phone.

While on the right will be a new Unknown Senders tab, which will feature messages from numbers not saved in the contact book.

If a particular number is hassling you, experts have advised to block the number.

To block a number on an iPhone, open the conversation in Messages, then tap the name or number at the top of the conversation.

Next, hit the info button, scroll down, then tap Block this Caller.

Or to avoid unwanted phone calls from an number on iPhone, users must open the Calls app and find the caller they wish to block in the Recents tab at the bottom of the screen.

The click the info icon on the right of the number or contact you want to block, scroll down, then tap Block this Caller.

Unwanted messages may come from an unknown number, or one of your known contacts.

It’s possible that a known contact’s iPhone was hacked into and the fraudster is trying to lure others into downloading certain malware through links.

If you suspect a message from a friend, family member or colleague might be spam, don’t click on any links they might send you until you know they have full control over their smartphone again.

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