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Reduce Spam SMS Messages And Phone Calls

Reduce Spam SMS Messages And Phone Calls

Learn how to combat text or phone spam and protect yourself from unwanted calls and texts on your iPhone. Contact our team for more help today.

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Text and phone spammers usually call or send SMS messages to sell a product or service or obtain personal information such as financial information or login credentials. They may also use spam messages to spread malware or to phish for personal information. Learn how to combat text or phone spam and protect yourself from unwanted calls and texts.

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  1. Built-in features,
  2. Use a third-party app,
  3. Do-Not-Call register,
  4. Contact us.

Built-In iPhone Call Blocking

One of the best ways to reduce the amount of SMS spam you receive on your iPhone is to use the built-in call and message blocking features. These features allow you to block calls and messages from specific phone numbers, as well as numbers that match certain patterns (such as unknown numbers or numbers with specific area codes). To block a number, simply open the Phone or Messages app, find the number you want to block, and tap the Block button.

Another way to reduce the amount of spam you receive is to enable “Silence Unknown Callers” feature under in Phone app setting. This feature automatically silences calls from numbers that are not in your contacts list, which can help to reduce the number of unwanted calls you receive.

iPhone on iOS 13 with Silence Unknown Callers Enabled
iPhone With Silence Unknown Callers Enabled

Use A Third-Party App

You can also use third-party apps to help block unwanted calls and messages. There are a variety of apps available on the App Store that can help you block unwanted calls and messages. These apps can help you to block numbers that are known to be associated with telemarketing and SMS spam, and they often provide additional features such as call and message blocking based on keywords, caller ID, and more.

Another way to reduce the amount of spam you receive is to be careful about providing your phone number to unfamiliar websites, businesses, and individuals. Be wary of giving out your phone number when signing up for free trials, contests, and other online promotions, as your number may be sold and used for spamming purposes.

It’s also important to be aware of the potential scams that may come through text messages. These may include messages that ask for personal information, such as your credit card information, or login credentials. Never reply to text messages that ask for personal information, and never click on links or download attachments from unknown senders.

Do Not Call Register

Finally, you can register with the Do Not Call Register. The Do Not Call Register is a free service where consumers can securely register their home, mobile or fax numbers for free to reduce unsolicited telemarketing calls. Learn more about the Do Not Call Register.

Unwanted calls and text messages can be a nuisance but using preventive and proactive techniques you can help reduce the amount of spam you receive on your iPhone. Using the built-in call and message blocking features, third-party apps, and being mindful of providing your phone number to unfamiliar online parties can help protect you from unwanted calls and text messages.

Example Of An Australia Post Delivery SMS Scam
Example Of An Australia Post Delivery SMS Scam

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