In today&’s era of digital marketing, spam messages, be it text or e-mails are a reality and whether the consumers like it or not, they are literally pushed down our throats.

Although there are many softwares promising effective blocking of spam mails, when it comes to text messages, the options are limited. And the situation is particularly bad in the case of iphones. However, by following the steps mentioned below, you can easily spare yourself the pain of sifting through your inbox and deleting each spam message annually:

1. Open the spam message

2. Tap on the contact followed by another tap on the little "i" button that appears

3. A blank contact card for the sender will appear, scroll down to the bottom and tap on "block this caller"

Voila! You’re done.

Want to see all the numbers and iMessage users that you’ve blocked?

Tap settings then messages, scroll down to the bottom and tap on ‘blocked’.

To remove someone from the blocked list, swipe the number from right to left, and then tap on the red unblock button.

However, do remember that the steps are applicable on phones running iOS 7 or later softwares.