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Receiving Message Notifications from only your Contacts

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tips Categories: iPad, iPhone, iPod

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For certain services iOS 6 now allows you to restrict your alerts to only users that are already in your contact list. By default, new Messages, Game Center requests and Shared Photo Stream alerts will appear whenever anybody sends you a request or invitation using any of those services, however if you find yourself getting bombarded with alerts from total strangers you can easily turn these off now with a quick trip over to the Notifications section in your Settings app. Simply choose the appropriate service—Messages, Photos and Game Center all support this feature—and scroll down and choose “My Contacts Only” under the Show ... Alerts from heading. Note that this will not prevent you from receiving messages from any other user—they’ll still be in the appropriate apps waiting for you—but you won’t receive an alert unless the sender is already in your iOS Contacts.

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great tip however you must be clear that it is for IMESSAGE only.  Your title of the article makes people think its all messages.

Posted by Scott Tinsley on November 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM (PDT)

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