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What happens when you report junk on iMessage? Explained

Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by Kennedy

On any smartphone be it android or iPhone, we usually receive different types of spam and junk messages, some of which may even be a third party junk messages from our network carrier. 

It is quite annoying receiving junk messages very often in a day, and the question is to get rid of them and what will happen afterwards. 

And this leads us to the question of the day.

What happens when you report junk on iMessage

What happens when you report junk on iMessage?

If you report a junk iMessages, the message will be permanently deleted from your iPhone but, it doesn’t prevent the sender from sending further messages.

Quite annoying.

Honestly, at times I get confused as to what the report junk messages button does because you will still be able to receive more junk messages from the sender until you block the sender’s number on your iPhone.

Asking what happens when you report junk on iMessage, the only thing that will happen is that the junk messages you received will be reported to Apple and also to your network carrier.

But the truth is that even if you go ahead and report the iMessages as junk, you will still receive bunch of messages from that same number.


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Let me explain what report junk messages is all about.

What is report junk iMessage

This is a feature that was introduced on iPhones which helps Apple users to report a spam message as junk on their device.

Once you received a message from a random number and which you think it is a junk message, you simply need to report the message and it will get deleted from your iPhone.

The report junk iMessage is only available on few selected carriers and not applied to all network carriers.

So even if you’re using an iPhone, you may not be able to see report junk iMessage feature on your iPhone.

So if you’re using an iPhone and didn’t see report junk when trying to delete a message, it simply means your carrier don’t offer the option for their phone subscribers.

How to report junk iMessage

To report iMessage on iPhone, all you have to do is to open the junk message, tap on the delete button and you will see report junk.

Go ahead and tap on the report junk button and by doing so you have reported the junk iMessage on your iPhone.

Once you tap on the report junk iMessage button, it will permanently get rid of the message on your iPhone and you won’t even see it in your Recently Deleted folder.

Here comes the annoying apart of report junk iMessage on your iPhone.

If you report junk messages or iMessages on your iPhone, it doesn’t stop you from receiving more junk messages from the sender.

If you continue to report junk iMessages, the sender will still be able to send more junk messages to your iPhone.

So the question is, what is the solution to this.

The best solution is not necessarily to report junk messages on your iPhone, but rather block the number or the sender.

You heard me correctly, please go ahead and block the sender because reporting junk iMessages doesn’t do anything at the side of your carrier network. So all you have to do is block the sender and you will no longer receive junk messages from the sender.

This is what I do as I found out that to report junk iMessages don’t do anything or prevent the sender from sending more junk messages.

Blocking the sender

To block a sender on your iPhone, open the messages app and locate the chat or the conversation.

Tap on the sender’s name or phone number at the top to open the sender’s details.

Now you go ahead and tap on info icon as shown below.

Report junk iMessage

When you that, on the next screen you will see Block this Caller button.

Go ahead and tap on the button. 

Once you have done that, you have block the person from sending messages and calls to your iPhone.

Aside from reporting junk iMessages on your iPhone, you should take this step in order to prevent the person from sending further messages to your iPhone.

Accidentally reported texts as junk iphone

If you accidentally reported texts as junk on your iPhone, the texts will be deleted permanently on your iPhone but you will still be able to receive new messages from the sender. 

The only issue you will have is not being able to recover the reported junk iMessages.

If the messages are very important to you, all you have to do is request the sender to resend the messages to you especially if you don’t see the message in the Recently Deleted Folder on your iPhone.

Recently Deleted

If you happen to see the reported messages in the Recently Deleted folder, then all you need to do is recover the messages by selecting the messages and hitting on the recover button. 

But bear in mind that if you report junk iMessage on your iPhone, you are not entirely blocking the sender but that particular message or messages you received.

What happens when you report someone as junk on iMessage

If you report someone as junk on iMessage, the person won’t be blocked on your iPhone but rather the texts messages from the person will be deleted from your iPhone. 

This is why I don’t entirely understand the reason for having report junk iMessage feature since it doesn’t block the sender but rather deletes the junk message messages.

How to un report junk messages

So far you cannot un report junk messages on iPhone as the junk messages will be deleted from your iPhone.

However, I recommend you to open Recently Deleted folder to see if you will find the junk messages right there.

If you didn’t find the junk messages, I’m sorry there’s nothing you can do about it because reported junk messages are not saved in iCloud.

This is why you should be very careful when reporting a junk messages on your iPhone even if you accidentally hit on the report junk iMessage button.

Does report junk block numbers?

The answer is no. Reporting junk messages doesn’t block the sender’s phone number but rather it will delete the reported junk messages from your phone. 

Even if you report a junk messages, the sender can still be able to send more new junk messages to your iPhone. 

So what you have to do is to report junk messages and block the sender on your phone.

Turn off report junk on ios 16

So far you can’t turn off report junk messages on ios and above, though it is not available on all iPhones except for selected iPhones.

If you have the report junk messages feature on your iPhone, there’s no possible means to have the feature turned off on your iPhone.

When you report junk on iMessage where does it go?

When you report junk on iMessage, the junk messages will get deleted from your iPhone and you can’t recover the messages.

Also, it doesn’t go to iCloud as most deleted messages are not entirely saved in iCloud.

And this is where I come to the conclusion of this article, what happens when you report junk on iMessage.