You know those annoying spam SMS you get that bother you a lot? In addition to being unwanted, they can offer scams or jeopardize the security of your cell phone. But, in addition to blocking the sender, it is possible to report these messages without having to install any application on Android or iOS. Check out how to do it below.
How to report SMS on Android
After reporting, you can block the sender to prevent new messages from arriving from the same number.
How to report SMS on iOS
The steps to report an unwanted text message on iOS are simple. See how:
- In the Messages app, open the conversation you want to report;
- Tap the “Report Spam” option below the message;
- Select the “Delete and Report Spam” option;
Ready! The report is done and the message will go straight to the trash.
What if the message is from my carrier?
In this case, it is necessary to send an SMS to the operator itself, with the word “GO OUT“, for specific numbers. Are they:
- Live: 457;
- Light: 888;
- TIM: 4112;
- Hi: 55555;
You need to be careful with text messages that ask for data or send links that could lead to fake pages. It is recommended to report the SMS if it is not something of interest. If you want to check, contact the institution through official channels to verify the veracity of the message.
On Android, you need to open the messaging app, tap on “More options” and enter the “Spam and blocked conversations” section. Then, find the contact in the list, tap “Remove” and “Unblock”. Once unblocked, the spam report is automatically removed. On iOS, you can search for the message in “Deleted” and tap on “Recover Message”. The SMS will return to your inbox.
Yup. On Android and iOS, you can just block the number without reporting the SMS to the manufacturers. In addition to the native ways, we have already shown on APK Games other options for blocking text messages for Android and iOS.