You might sometimes receive spam text messages on your iPhone. They can be really difficult to permanently block, since spammers can use multiple numbers to keep getting messages into your iPhone's inbox. But Apple has a trick that sorts those messages outside of your main iMessage inbox so that they're a little less annoying.
Your spam messages might look like this:
If you turn the feature on, you'll see all of the text messages from people in your address book in one place, and all of the messages from unknown senders, including spam or text messages from people who aren't in your address book, in a separate column.
The feature isn't new, but I didn't know about it until a colleague asked me how to block spam messages this morning. So, here's how to set it up:
Now, when you receive a text message from someone you don't know, they'll appear in a separate tab of your inbox like this:
It'll help clear out the clutter from the important conversations in your inbox. If you want to try blocking each number individually, just do this: