Apple's Junk Message Reporting Now Covers SMS for Select U.S Carriers in iOS 16

With the second iOS 16 beta, Apple is expanding the built-in "Report Junk" feature in the Messages app to cover SMS/MMS messages, allowing spam messages to be reported to select carriers in the United States.

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If you long press on an SMS/MMS message in the Unknown Senders section of the Messages app in ‌iOS 16‌, you can select the "Report Junk" option. Using this option lets you report a message as junk, sending it to Apple and Verizon and deleting the message.

"Report Junk" was previously available for iMessage, with junk iMessages able to be reported to Apple, but the new option also covers SMS/MMS messages and makes it easier to report spam directly to carriers.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16

Top Rated Comments

reallynotnick Avatar
2 weeks ago
Sounds a lot easier than having to forward the text to 7726 (SPAM) like I've been doing: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-report-spam-text-messages#report
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Xaositek Avatar
2 weeks ago
Just took advantage of it! Carrier is Verizon, iOS 16 beta 2 - reported an SMS as junk immediately.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Goldfrapp Avatar
2 weeks ago
That's good news
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
senohpoxas88 Avatar
2 weeks ago
Do we know which carriers have this? It would be great to at least mention which of the big carriers have this
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsnandy Avatar
2 weeks ago
Finally! Others and I have been part of awful group spam messages and hoping this will end it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
2 weeks ago
About time. I had filed a request for this feature.

I wish this could be done via a swipe left from the message list without having to open the message.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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