11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 2:00 AM by 2tigers
Matt the epic!!! Level 1 Level 1

How because there is a kid who I don't want to talk to


iPod touch, iOS 4.3.1
  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7

    You can't block. Just don't pick it up.

  • AVRHack Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately it's just like SMS rather than like other IM clients in that you can't. Or at least not yet. All you can do is turn off iMessage completely but if the kid is sending to your phone number rather than an e-mail iMessage address, you will then still get the messages as real SMS texts rather than over iMessage. Assuming the kid hasn't turned that off at his end.

     

    But at least if that happened and you could show your cell provider that it was harrassment you can get them to kill off the kid's service

     

    **edit** Ooops - just noticed this is in the iPod Touch forum so presumably it's not a phone and he's sending to your e-mail address. In that case all you can do is skip that e-mail address and don't give the kid the new one. That's one of the reasons I use a different e-mail address purely for iMessage......

  • Pawnyc Level 1 Level 1

    I have blocking from AT&T currently and it would block SMS messages from a specific number but ever since I enabled iMessage I've been getting harassing texts again... There has to be a way to block specific numbers from iMessaging you. 

  • 28Weeks2012 Level 1 Level 1

    me too, not only that, but people has that problem on iMessage, but someone put obscene photos and *********** photos also, let me try to restore my iPod Touch and let see if it works, if not, then Apple needs to set limits on iMessage for the new iOS

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    Ask Apple to ad a blocking feature.

    Apple - iPod touch – Feedback

  • DF80 Level 1 Level 1

    There is a way to do this. In notifications, goto messages and you will see "show iMessage Alerts from". Instead of the option "Everyone", select "My Contacts Only". Now, if the person who is sending iMessage to you is in your contacts, delete them. That should do it

     

    - someone else's idea.

  • DF80 Level 1 Level 1

    There is a way to do this. In notifications, goto messages and you will see "show iMessage Alerts from". Instead of the option "Everyone", select "My Contacts Only". Now, if the person who is sending iMessage to you is in your contacts, delete them. That should do it

     

    - someone else's idea.

  • 2tigers Level 1 Level 1

    This doesn't work. The message still comes through, as though the ipod is on silent. Shame though, you'd have thought Apple would put some restrictions on their products for parents especially, so that they are able to monitor who sends messages to their children and who their children message.

  • 28Weeks2012 Level 1 Level 1

    i think Apple should put restrictions on children who are texting, i'm just saying

  • bobjbkln Level 4 Level 4

    To repeat lllaass's message in this thread from 6/15/12, send your thoughts to Apple at Apple - iPod touch – Feedback

  • 2tigers Level 1 Level 1

    I have sent apple a message through your link bobjbkln, requesting that I feel there should be a parental control on iPod touch; where we are able to control who contacts children through iMessage and Facetime and also who our children are able to contact. There should be a blocking feature.

     

    If you are reading this and feel the same, maybe you could also put a request in via the link bobjbkln has given in the post above.