In case you are tired of getting message notifications from unknown people, you will be pleased to know that there is a simple way to disable notifications from unknown senders on your iPhone.
Disable Notifications From Unknown Senders On iPhone
Many times we give out our Phone Number to new people that we meet, without really intending to add all these people to our Contact List on iPhone.
Over a period of time, the list of people having your phone number increases, resulting in unnecessary message notifications from people who you may not even remember.
Luckily, iPhone provides an easy option to disable notifications when someone who is not on your Contact List sends you an iMessage.
Once you configure your iPhone to Filter Unknown Senders, it will automatically apply this filter in the Messages app and stop sending notifications, whenever anyone who is not on your List of Contacts sends you a Message.
Before going ahead with the steps to stop notifications from unknown senders on iPhone, it needs to be mentioned that this fix works only for iMessages and you will still get notifications in case someone unknown sends you a regular carrier based SMS Message.
Stop Notifications From Unknown Senders on iPhone
1. Tap on the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone.
2. On the Settings screen, scroll down and tap on Messages.
3. On the Messages screen, enable the option for Filter Unknown Senders by moving the Toggle to ON Position (See image below)
After this setting, your iPhone will no longer bother you with alerts, sounds, or vibrations, whenever anyone who is not on your Contact List sends you an iMessage.
In case you are concerned, none of your Messages will be lost, as you will still be able to see all missed Messages in the Messages app, from both known and unknown senders.
In-fact, your iPhone will filter out Messages into two separate columns inside the Messages app. The first column will be dedicated to Messages from your Contacts while the second column will have Messages from Non-Contacts.
As you will agree, a clear benefit of such sorting is that it prevents unwanted clutter in the Messages app and allows you to focus on Messages from Contacts.