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.

Text Message

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.

Messages

Apple’s experience is better and easier. If the text is an iMessage, you can just tap the ‘Report Junk’ link.

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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.

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