How to report spam texts on iOS and AT&T
TLDR: For text message (AT&T) forward to 7726, for Message tap ‘Report Junk’
Got a spam text from a group trying to fight against mask mandates. (sigh)
Here is how to report spam texts.
First question, is it a text message or a iMessage. Basically just look to see if the message is blue or green.
You need to report the text to your carrier. Mine is AT&T.
Forward the text messages to the number 7726 (it spells SPAM). The text is free. AT&T will then text you back asking for the number.
Apple’s experience is better and easier. If the text is an iMessage, you can just tap the ‘Report Junk’ link.
The sender’s information and the message are sent to Apple, and the message is permanently deleted from your device.
Important Note: Reporting junk or spam doesn’t prevent the sender from sending messages, but you can block the number to stop receiving them.