Can you limit text messages to only contacts?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ACG12, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    I'm getting texts from random numbers and it's getting annoying. Is there a setting to allow text messages only from numbers in my contacts?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    That's neat. Might help my wife who is somehow on a group MMS of a bunch of HS girls.

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  3. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    The solution above is only for iMessages. If she is in a group message, she can go to the message, click details in the top right, and then turn on Do Not Disturb. That will turn off alerts for that group message.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Yeah the problem is that some are iMessages others aren't and they end up breaking up into many subgroups so even when she does DND. It doesn't always work well.

    There was a recent Collegehumor or buzzfeed video about this effect. The one guy without an iPhone doesn't get invited to lunch because iMessage splits his "green" responses from the blue.

    Anyhow, this might help cover some of the gaps.

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  5. ProtectoBrand macrumors newbie

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    they're in the settings. you may filter them those who are not in your contacts.
     

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