How to filter messages from unknown senders on iOS 16

How to filter messages from unknown senders on iOS 16

How to filter messages from unknown senders on iOS 16

 

Step 7. Tap on Unknown Senders and you will now see all the messages that you have received from unknown senders. This list will be empty if you haven’t yet received such a message.

 

How to filter messages from unknown senders on iOS 16

 

The tool has been around for a few years and was originally supposed to accomplish one thing: keep unwanted texts out of your inbox. There’s nothing magical about the separation; the iPhone simply separates messages from numbers in your contacts from those from unknown numbers. It is definitely a useful feature that you should absolutely utilize if you don’t want to see confirmation numbers and spam texts mixed in with messages from friends and family.

This feature, coupled with the new iOS 16 feature that lets you mark messages as unread if you want to reply to them later, makes for a very powerful combination and essentially makes the whole iMessage experience organized and hassle-free. There is no real confirmed reason as to why Apple has made it so tricky to find this feature in the settings, but once you find and enable it, we are sure that you will enjoy iMessage that much more.