3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2013 8:52 AM by varjak paw
TESSA67 Level 1 (0 points)

how do u block someone from sending imessages and txt and calling ur phone when they have a iphone also. I have been told the only way is to turn off my imessages and recieve regular text messages.. is there another way?? i have searched for apps and cant find one. neeed help!!!


iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
  • Michael Black Level 7 (20,421 points)

    There are no apps and that is not a feature of iOS.

     

    iMessages are handled by Apple's own system, and there is no way to block a specific sender.

     

    SMS messages and voice calls are handled by your cell service provider, so you need to ask them what blocking (if any) features they offer.  If the texts are just spam, you should be able to report them to your carrier and they can block that sender.  Other blocking options will vary from carrier to carrier, so call yours and ask them what they can do.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,365 points)

    You can not block iMessages or calls at this time. This feature has been announced for iOS 7, coming in the fall.

     

    Until such time as it's released, you would have to turn off iMessage and have your carrier block calls and SMS/MMS messages.

     

    If the messages/calls are threatening or harassing, call the police.

  • varjak paw Level 10 (169,827 points)

    It is now possible to report spam or other unwanted messages coming through the iMessages system:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5821

     

    What they can do about it and how soon they'll act I don't know.

     

    Regards.