How to Undo Accidentally Reported Junk iMessage

Want to understand the ins and out behind reporting texts from iMessages? Let's find out!

Have you ever been annoyed by spam messages piling up in your SMS inbox, especially while you’re waiting for important text? Fortunately, Apple offers a simple remedy to flag senders as spam which stops further communication from those reported senders. But have you accidentally reported someone and want to know how to undo accidentally reported junk iMessages? Keep reading till the end to learn the tricks!

How to undo accidentally reported junk iMessages

How to Undo or Un-Report Accidentally Reported Junk iMessage

Currently, Apple does not offer the option to un-report Junk iMessages.

What to Do When I Accidentally Report a Text as Junk?

You cannot do much after you have accidentally reported a text as junk. Once you tap on the Report as Junk while deleting a junk message, the message thread is deleted from your inbox and you will not be receiving a message from that number anymore. Secondly, the number will sent out to Apple and also your cellular carrier. But if you’re worried whether accidentally reporting a text as junk might make your friend lose their account, then relax. A single junk report probably won’t cause Apple to act against an account.

What Happens When You Report Junk on iMessage? What Does Apple Do with Reported Junk?

When you use an iPhone to accidentally report a text as a junk message, the sender details are sent out to the carrier and Apple. This will help them to recognize any potential spam numbers, and if there is more report against them, the carrier can even blacklist them from sending unwanted messages. However, if you use an iPad or Mac to report the junk message, the sender details are only sent to Apple as there is no cellular network that can be accessed on those devices.

Apple keeps a record of the number and ensures that you do not receive any messages from such a number in the future. If at all you receive the messages, they are directly received in the junk messages folder. The sender might still be able to send you text messages in case they have changed their numbers. This would have answered your query, what happens when you report junk on iMessage.

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How to Avoid Accidentally Reporting a Message as Junk

There are only two methods that can help you to avoid accidentally sending a message to junk. One is by being careful each time you are deleting a text message. You should avoid tapping on Delete And Report.

You can also turn on the SMS filtering via settings and then go to the messages option. This will ensure that you do not receive spam messages, thereby reducing the need to delete the message. Follow the steps below to enable SMS filtering:

Note: Since not all versions of iOS offer the same features, some features mentioned in the article might not work. The following methods were tried on iOS 17.1.1.

1. Go to Settings and tap on Messages.

Go to Settings and tap on Messages | report junk iMessage undo

2. Swipe down and tap on Unknown & Spam under MESSAGE FILTERING.

tap on Unknown and Spam under MESSAGE FILTERING

3. Turn on the toggle for Filter Unknown Senders.

4. Choose any app you wish to filter your texts from under SMS FILTERING option. We have selected an in-built SMS Filter.

Toggle on Filter Unknown Senders and choose any app under SMS FILTERING

This way you will receive filtered messages.

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Can You Retrieve a Message You Reported as Spam? Can I Disable the Report Junk Pop-Up?

No, unfortunately, it is not possible to retrieve any message that you have reported as Junk. Also, as per the updates that came with iOS 16, there is no setting that can disable the Report Junk App on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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We hope our guide on how to undo accidentally reported junk iMessages has cleared your doubts. If you have any queries left, do not hesitate to let us know in the comment section below.

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