Silence Unknown Callers: iOS 13 Feature

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Are you tired of those pesky spam calls? If so, you will love this new iOS 13 feature!

Silence Unknown Callers

With iOS 13, turn on Silence Unknown Callers to avoid getting calls from people you do not know. Numbers are blocked if they are not in your contact list or if you have not had previous contact with that number. If you have previously texted with the person using their phone number or if a person has shared their phone number with you in an email, a phone call from that number will go through.

Turn on Silence Unknown Callers

To turn on Silence Unknown Callers, go to Settings > Phone, scroll down, then select Silence Unknown Callers.

How Does It Work?

  • Calls from unknown numbers are silenced and sent to your voicemail and will appear in your recent calls list.
  • Incoming calls will come through from people that are saved in your contacts list, recent calls list, and from Siri Suggestions to let you know who’s calling based on phone numbers included in your emails or text messages.
  • If an emergency call is placed, Silence Unknown Callers will be temporarily disabled for the next 24 hours to allow for your iPhone to be reached.

Before you turn on Silence Unknown Callers, make sure you have important contacts saved or you could miss a phone call that you do not want to miss. The call will still go to voicemail and appear in your recent calls list, but you will not get a notification when you get the call.