Got an iPhone? Want to get rid of all those spam texts? Here’s how to do it in iOS 7
There’s nothing more annoying than spam text messages, especially if it’s a regular occurrence. There is a way to stop them piling into your messages app though if you’re using an iPhone. The method below will show you how to stop spam text messages if you’re using an iPhone running the iOS 7 software. It may vary from country to country but at the moment this method works for both the UK and the US.
Record The Number
Make a note of the phone number the spam text is coming from. Write it down or memorise it because you’re going to be using it later.
Push On The Message
Press down on top of the latest spam message itself and wait for the menu to appear. You’ve got the choice of copy or more, press more and move onto the next step.
Select The Text
Press the blue tick button to the left hand side of the latest message to ensure the message is selected. On the bottom right there is an arrow pointing out of the screen, press that to forward the message.
Send To 7726
In the “to” box at the top of the screen you need to enter 7726 and then send the message without editing it. This will send the message to your phone network that can decide from there how to handle it.
Wait For The Reply
Most of the major networks send out an automatic response to show it has made it across the airwaves. Once you’ve got that it should include a message asking for the sender’s number.
Reply With The Number
Now you should reply with the number that the original spam came from. You may receive the odd message from the spam number for a little while but after a bit it should be all set up. Try the process again if the messages keep weeding their way through.