If your job revolves around potential customers and customers, you may frequently receive iMessages from unknown numbers. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, being bombarded with messages from strangers can cause clutter in your inbox if you are not careful. Fortunately, Apple makes it easier to organize your conversations by filtering unknown numbers in the News app.
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Step 1: Enable the iMessage filter
To enable the filter, go to your Settings app and tap Messages. and check Filter Unknown Senders in Message Filtering . After activation, you can go directly to the News app to see the feature in action.
Messages displays two lists for your conversations, Contacts & SMS and Unknown Senders. "
If you receive iMessages from an unknown phone number or email address, they will automatically be sorted into the" Unknown senders "list. If you tap an unknown iMessage, you can tap" Report spam "below to tap If you do this, the iMessage will automatically be deleted.
The best thing about this filter is that links in unknown iMessages will not be opened when you tap it. For the hyperlink to work, you need to send the sender After that, messages from this sender are automatically moved to the other list where links work.
Unknown SMS texts (the green ones) are displayed with all your contacts in the "Contact & SMS" list Shit, it's possible that Apple also splits it into the "Unknown senders" list, so we're not sure why this is not the case.
As previously mentioned, received You will not be notified when it arrives. However, the Unknown Senders tab displays a number that indicates how many unread unknown messages exist. And if you've turned on badges, numbers above the message icon on your home screen for unread iMessages are displayed by unknown senders. If notifications are essential to you and are required for your work or other endeavor, you may not want to enable this feature.
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