How to Block Spam Messages in iOS 10

Post by Mark

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Previously on my iPhone, whenever I got a spam message, blocking it was fairly simple, you clicked on the sender on the top and then a “Block this Caller” option appeared and I’d click it. But, with the new iOS, things are a bit more complicated and the “Block this Caller” option is now hidden in a different menu without an obvious way of getting there. It actually took me a bit of googling to figure out how to block callers in iOS10 so I figured I’d share it on the blog since spam messages are pretty common in Kuwait.

Step 1
Instead of clicking on the sender like you previously would do, you now need to click the little “i” on the top right of your phone (photo on top)

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Step 2
In this second menu, you need to click on the senders name

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Step 3
Once you’re at the last menu you’ll now notice the “Block this Caller” option is available again at the bottom of the screen.


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15 comments, add your own...


  1. Anon says:

    wow Potbelly , this offer is good

  2. Non Kuwaiti says:

    You’re a lifesaver. I’m new to iOS so until i read this, i have only been muting the spam messages. Cheers Mark!

  3. aaa says:

    It’s gotten bad again recently, recently even with that “ads off” option I’ve been getting a ton. I don’t know why they bother since I am way more likely to not visit a store that bombards me with ads

  4. X says:

    If you’re with Zain you could just send “Ad off” to 99999

    This will block all ads

  5. Ahmed says:

    I’ve been using this method even on iOS9 and still I get ads!

  6. Dun says:

    I never get ads because I never ever ever give my number to any store. If they insist I give them a wrong number.

  7. Android says:

    Please help with android also….the same issue is there with android too. If the message is from a number like (9567) it can be blocked easily, but if the message is displayed by name (eg: kuwaitnews) it doesnt have an option to block..please help


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