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How to Filter Unknown Senders in Text Messages on iOS 16

Are you tired of seeing spam texts tangled up with texts from people in your contact list? Or maybe you’re tired of trying to read the texts of people around you and seeing spam texts in the process. If you haven’t noticed any of the other new features in iOS 16 in the past day or so, a brand new feature allows you to separate the two: filtering unknown senders.

Filtering unknown senders is not a “new feature”, but a relatively new feature. It’s been around since iOS 14, but most of us didn’t really notice it because it was so well hidden…until now. As the name suggests, it’s designed to filter out wanted text messages and put them in a separate list.

The iOS 16 logo on an iPhone.
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How to enable filtering of unknown senders People Switching the filter unknown senders setting is fairly easy. If your iPhone model is between an iPhone 8 and 14, with a little digging, you’ll see text messages from all of your friends, family, co-workers, potential employers, and none in a few days.

Step 3: Turn to filter unknown senders .

) How to view the filtered list Now that filtering unknown senders is turned on, you will be able to view your messages in an organized manner . Step 1: Open the Messages app and tap filter in the upper left corner of the screen. Step 2: To view messages from people in your contact list, Please click Known senders list. If you want to see messages from someone you don’t know, tap Unknown sender . This gives you a chance to free up storage space and delete messages you didn’t want in the first place.

Use filter Unknown sender, those pesky spam texts will disappear out of sight, allowing you to focus on the messages that matter most to you. Text messages from strangers will never take precedence over text messages from your mom.

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