Is your iPhone 12 not blocking texts? If so, you need to learn how to fix this issue, which is exactly what this article is all about.
If you still receive texts from someone you already blocked from your contact list, it means that your iPhone 12 blocking feature isn’t working properly.
Whether it’s someone you know, someone you don’t, or someone you’d like to forget, unwanted text messages can be a drag. Follow along for how to fix iPhone 12 not blocking texts issue:
Temporarily unblock the contact and restart your iPhone
Temporarily unblock the contact and restart your iPhone. From there, please block the contact again.Then see if that helps resolve the issue you’re experiencing. Here are the steps:
- Tap on a message from a number you’d like to block in the Messages app and tap on the contact’s name.
- Tap the “i” > Tap the name, or phone number and scroll down to tap on “Unblock this Caller.”
- Restart your iPhone
- Then, go back and block the contact again.
Congratulations, from now you are free of annoying texts.
iMessages Spam Reports
When you get an iMessage from an unknown sender, the message features a “Report Junk” option. Once you tap on that option, the sender ID and the message get forwarded to Apple. They analyze the message and the sender to determine if it’s spam or a bot. Once your report has been analyzed, that person won’t be able to send you more messages.
As you can see, this is not exactly the fastest way to get rid of unsolicited messages. However, you shouldn’t wait for more than a few days before the sender is blocked for good.
Unless you see the “Report Junk” option, you can always email Apple about the problem. This method requires you to screenshot the message and include the sender’s phone number or email. In addition, you need the message time and date.
Gather all that information and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. It won’t hurt to write a brief explanation of your problem either.
As said, blocking regular texts (not iMessages) from unknown senders cannot be done the usual way. But there is an option to filter the messages and have them separate from the ones you wish to receive. This works much like the spam folder for your email, which means you’ll still receive the messages, but you won’t get any notifications.
To set the filter, launch Settings, go into the Messages menu and then tap the button next to “Filter Unknown Senders” to toggle it on. Once you do this, an “Unknown Senders” tab appears in the Messages app and all the messages will go there.
Again, this is not the same as blocking the sender altogether, but it’s a good compromise.
Report the Sender to Your Carrier
It’s important to note that Apple only deals with texts (with the exception of iMessages) from known senders. If the previous methods failed to save you from incessant senders, feel free to report them to your carrier. The reporting options can vary from one carrier to another, and you usually have to send the message to a special number, email the carrier, or contact customer support.
For example, if you use AT&T, send the message you want to block to 7726 (SPAM). The carrier then analyzes it, and if all goes well, it should soon be blocked.
iPhone 12 not blocking texts: Fixed!
Your problem is solved and your iPhone 12 is no longer receiving messages from the person you blocked. Have you ever been in a situation where you needed to block certain text messages on your iPhone 12? Did they come from unknown senders or was there some other reason you wanted them blocked? Share your experiences with us in the comments section below.