Along with the wide-ranging functionality of iPhone, iPad and other devices comes a downside, information overload. Follow along for how to use a simple filter to automatically weed out SMS and iMessages from unknown senders.
SMS and iMessages can build up fast on iPhone and iPad. Luckily there’s an option built-in to iOS that allows you to filter out unknown senders into a separate tab.
You also won’t receive any notifications for anyone that isn’t a saved contact.
How to filter unknown senders in iMessage
- Tap on Settings
- Swipe down and tap on Messages
- Swipe down to the bottom and tap on the toggle for Filter Unknown Senders
Now you’ll have two tabs in the Messages app, one for Contacts & SMS and one for Unknown Senders.
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