The most powerful SMS blocker on iOS. Automatic filtering using artificial intelligence, customizable lists supporting powerful regular expressions and more!
Junkman is the most powerful SMS filtering app for iOS 15 or later. It can classify incoming messages as normal, junk, transaction or promotion. It will not classify old messages. It works completely locally on your device without the need for any network connectivity.
Junkman primarily uses a state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm called Smart Filter, that is trained with thousands of messages in English and Turkish languages. This results in an artificial intelligence which can detect the language of a message and then check and classify the message contents. The Smart Filter can differentiate between normal (conversations etc.), transaction (bank OTP messages, shipping information, doctor appointments, etc.) and junk (promotional, gambling, unsolicited, spam etc.) messages instantly. It treats all promotion messages as junk.
Junkman also has a special algorithm called Aggressive Filter to detect and filter the most invasive junk messages without the need for the Smart Filter.
In case you would like to override the classification of the Smart Filter or the Aggressive Filter, you can add rules to one of the Safe, Junk, Transaction and Promotion lists in the app.
If you don't receive English or Turkish messages, and you only receive messages in other languages, you can disable the Smart Filter completely and manage messages using the rule lists. Aggressive Filter will remain active in this case.
The rule lists let you write much more powerful rules than most of the competing apps. They can work on both the sender or the content of a message and they accept any input including regular expressions (Regex). They are also simpler to manage than other apps.
If you think the Smart Filter did not classify one or more messages correctly, you can report them from the Messages app (iPhone only) for review. The more wrong messages you report, the better the Smart Filter gets!
Features of Junkman:
• Smart Filter: A state-of-the-art machine learning algorithm that can classify any message in English or Turkish as normal, junk or transaction
• Aggressive Filter: A special algorithm to directly filter the most invasive junk messages without the need for the Smart Filter
• Rule lists, supporting any input, including powerful regular expressions (Regex)
• Reporting Extension support to report messages that you think were not classified correctly by the Smart Filter (iPhone only)
• Configuration testing that lets you check any message to see the classification in real time
• iCloud sync support for sender lists to sync information between your devices
• Support for both iOS and iPadOS devices
• Silences notifications for junk messages on Apple Watch
• Detailed VoiceOver design for better accessibility support
• Dark mode support
• Interoperability with Begone - Call Blocker and Directory
Junkman must be enabled as a message filter in Settings -> Messages -> Unknown & Spam in order to start classifying messages.
Optionally, enable the reporting extension under Settings -> Phone -> SMS/Call Reporting in order to be able to report messages (iPhone only).
Junkman is the successor of SMS Checker app.
Junkman works completely locally on your device. It does not collect, store or transmit any data you enter into it. It does not collect, store or transmit any information from the messages it filters. Junkman respects the privacy of its users with utmost importance.
• Ability to write rules matching the message content in addition to the sender
• Regular expression (Regex) support for rules
• New configuration test to check the classification of any message in real time
• Smart Filter and Aggressive Filter update with user reports
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent filter that JUST WORKS
I’ve had Junkman for about a month now and it really was a godsend. I’ve used Hiya and other “SMS Filtering” apps but then still get all the clickbait spam messages coming through 2-3x a day. It wasn’t until Junkman that those messages just got buried.
It’s great to have an app that cuts down on distractions and annoyances all day!
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- Ali Kerem Erkan
- 2.6 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Kerem Erkan
- In-App Purchases
- Small cup of tea $0.99
- Large cup of tea $1.99
- Teapot! $2.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.