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How to avoid spam messages on Android and iPhone?

Most of us have a laid back attitude when it comes to painting a picture about ourselves spam messages and calls. Although the messages are not so annoying, they do cause some problems. For example, they fill our inbox and distract us. Most worrying, though, is that spam messages may have a link to promote malware or yes leads to Phishing sites.

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If you are one of those people who want to get rid of these messages, there are ways.

How to stop them spam messages to iPhone and iPhone Android;

First, do not reply to spam messages

Many times, spammers tell them users to answer "STOP", if they do not want to receive a corresponding message again. But they may not keep their word. Spammers use your answer - including STOP - as a signal that you have received their message and so they start sending more messages. Scammers can also sell user data to other spammers looking for phone numbers that have been verified to be active. Therefore, avoid replying to or even opening messages.

Report spammers to your mobile service provider

One way to deal with spam is report them directly to your mobile provider. Depending on the company, you may be asked to send the phone number that sends you spam messages. Then the telephony company will take the appropriate measures and this will help not only you but also many others. users.

Filtering

Most phones have the ability to automatically filter out potential spam, so that they do not appear in the same list as important, legitimate messages coming from known contacts.

  • iPhone

Go to Settings and click "Messages". Find "Filter unknown senders" and turn it on.

  • Android

Go to Messages and press the three dots on the top right. In the drop-down menu, select "Settings" and then click "Spam protection". Finally, select "Enable spam protection".

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Block specifics Spammers

If you receive frequent spam messages from the same phone number, you can use application to block this number. However, do not rely on this, as most spammers use many different numbers, so blocking individual numbers may have little effect.

  • iPhone

Open the message and tap the icon user at the top of the page. Then click "info". On the next page click again "information”And then click“ Block this person ”.

  • Android

The process may vary depending on the messaging application you are using, but in general, you can press the three dots at the top of the message and select "Block Number" from the drop-down menu.

Use a block application spam messages (paid)

If the above steps are not enough, you can use a special one application to block spam. According to Business Insider, one such application is Robokiller, where is available for both iPhone and Android and can dramatically reduce spam messages and calls. However, these applications it is not free. RoboKiller allows a free trial for 7 days. Next, you need to pay $ 5 per month or $ 40 per year.

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