1. Trees's Avatar
    Today I receive a rare, but unwanted and unexpected "spam" iMessage. Looked for options to block the sender, but noticed that I have to add the sender first to Contacts, and then I'm able to block.

    This happened while at work, and I didn't have unlimited time to research alternatives. This evening I read the KB (below), which confirms that I need to add the unwanted sender first, and then I can block.

    Is there any risk to adding the unwanted sender to my contacts? The sender is only identifiable by a URL such as name.com. I didn't put the actual name here so as to not "spread" more spam.

    The other unnerving part about this is that the same iMessage (in an unread state) was waiting for me on my MacBook at home.

    Suggestions welcome for workarounds or the best way to approach this.

    iOS 7: Understanding call and message blocking
    08-18-2014 08:20 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar


    Here's a number that I don't have in my contacts and I'm able to block them.

    Is the sender a short code or is it an email?
    08-18-2014 08:22 PM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    The sender is via Messages. It showed up as an iMessage.
    08-18-2014 09:15 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    The sender is via Messages. It showed up as an iMessage.
    Can you provide a screenshot?
    08-18-2014 10:05 PM
  5. Trees's Avatar
    Sure thing. Blanked out the sender and URL details, but left enough to help give an idea.
    Attached Thumbnails How to block an unwanted iMessage sender without adding the sender to Contacts-untitled.jpg  
    08-18-2014 10:17 PM
  6. swarlos's Avatar
    Sure thing. Blanked out the sender and URL details, but left enough to help give an idea.
    Hmm it could be because I'm using the iOS 8 beta it might be different.

    What about a screenshot when you click on the contact option?
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    08-18-2014 10:22 PM
  7. Trees's Avatar
    That was it. I didn't dig deep enough after reading the Apple KB. Clicking on Contact as shown in the screenshot above exposed options for Phone, FaceTime, and the "i" circle. Clicking on the "i" brought up the option way down at the bottom of this spam sender's Info page. What I failed to do was scroll down all the way to the bottom of the Info page. That's where the "Block this Caller" option was "hiding". I didn't notice that I needed to scroll down further as there was no visible slider bar on the right hand side of the screen. Shows you how much I use the Contacts and related pages :-)
    08-18-2014 10:39 PM
  8. swarlos's Avatar
    That was it. I didn't dig deep enough after reading the Apple KB. Clicking on Contact as shown in the screenshot above exposed options for Phone, FaceTime, and the "i" circle. Clicking on the "i" brought up the option way down at the bottom of this spam sender's Info page. What I failed to do was scroll down all the way to the bottom of the Info page. That's where the "Block this Caller" option was "hiding". I didn't notice that I needed to scroll down further as there was no visible slider bar on the right hand side of the screen. Shows you how much I use the Contacts and related pages :-)
    LOL cool glad you found it!
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    08-18-2014 10:40 PM

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