The only thing more annoying than junk phone calls is junk texts. I don’t know why, but they seem like the biggest violation to me.
Fortunately, Apple heard our cries and introduced the ability to block spam messages on your phone. The tricky part is you need to download a program to help you do it.
This link explains how to use a popular program called Hiya. Hiya is the best out there, but isn’t the only one. This link explains some others you can use. Considering most of these programs are free, you might as use something. Hiya already blocks spam phone calls
Privacy advocates will point out that some of these programs upload your contact list to know who is a spammer. This fact doesn’t bother me because pretty much phone numbers are everywhere. If I had a bunch of celebrity phone numbers in my iPhone, I might worry. Paid versions of these programs protect the privacy of your callers a bit more.
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