How to Report Text Message Spam: iOS7 iPhone

Plagued with annoying spam texts on your iPhone? Report them to the GSMA spam reporting service! On most networks this can be done by forwarding them to 7726 (that’s S-P-A-M on your phone’s keypad.) Reporting these spam messages helps your mobile operator to take action against spammers and prevent further spam.

Please note: while many mobile carriers around the world are moving to the 7726 short code as a standard way to report text message spam, some countries may use a different short code such as in France where the code is 33700.  If you don’t get the expected response from 7726, then check with your mobile carrier for the best way to send in spam reports.

In this post we’ll focus on showing you how to forward spam to 7726 on an iPhone using iOS7.

Looking for a previous version of iPhone? Instructions here.
Also, instructions for Android phones and Verizon Messages (Verizon’s Messaging app).

How to Report Spam in iOS7

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1. First make a note of the phone number the spam text came from. You’ll need it later.

2. Press the spam text to bring up the menu.
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3. Select More… from the options.
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4. Select the text so that it is checked and press the Forward arrow at the bottom.
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5. Enter 7726 in the To: field and send the spam message.
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6. In response, you should receive a reply from your carrier asking for the phone number used to send the spam.
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7. Finally, reply to the carrier’s message with the spammer’s phone number (noted in step 1.)
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