Hiya this is the first app that filters text messages on iOS 11
With iOS 11, Apple lets developers create app that can filter spam messages in the Messages app. The first to provide this function is Hiya.
Just as is already the case with the e-mail program, now on iOS the app can also filter SMS spam. All the messages are filtered in the Messages app, with those “suspects” that are inserted in a separate tab.
The app Hiya exploits already this news so that you can enable the filter on the SMS by selecting custom options. The app was already known for the integration of a filter that can block unwanted calls and spam.
Once you have installed a third-party filter for spam SMS messages, simply turn it on by going into Settings > Messages > Filter out unknown users and spam. In the Messages app will appear in the new tab dedicated to the spam messages once you have installed an app that is able to filter them.
This feature was introduced by Apple during the last WWDC in June. The app that filter the SMS does not record any data, but identify only the number of the sender when considered “suspect”.
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