A TIKTOKER has posted an iPhone hack for separating messages from known and unknown numbers.
Texts from mysterious numbers can be a warning sign that your information is circulating on the internet.
A TikToker with almost 36,000 followers has posted a quick and easy hack for organizing your Messages inbox.
Go to Settings and open the Messages tab.
Toggle on Filter Unknown Senders.
This will give your Messages inbox an additional menu from which you can select if you want to view messages from known or unknown senders.
The unknown sender inbox will have messages from numbers that are not in your contact list.
The known senders list will have messages from numbers that are saved as contacts in your phone.
You can still access your full inbox with both known and unknown numbers by accessing the Filters menu.
The menu is accessible by clicking the Filters button at the top left of the Messages screen.
You won’t have every number you receive a text from in your contacts and that’s just a given.
Texts from unknown numbers are not necessarily a red flag unless the content is threatening.
Block the numbers that send obvious phishing bait.
The iPhone offers loads of customization tools like this one for optimal usage.
iOS 16, the next generation of iPhone software, will have even more features for personalizing your iPhone experience.