How to mute unknown phone callers

by - – You can perform different tasks with plenty of features within the iOS on your iPhone.

Some of them can be found easily, like turning Bluetooth or Wi-Fi on, while others are hidden a little more like closing all Safari tabs simultaneously or using the Apple logo as secret button.

The second camp is silenced by unknown callers. And when we say silence, we’re not talking about silencing the call when it has begun, we mean silencing unknown callers and numbers so they’re not ringing and they’re being sent to your voicemail.

Here’s how unknown people on your iPhone are silenced so you know it’s somebody you know if your iPhone rings out.

How you stop using unknown numbers on your iPhone

Follow the steps below to silence your iPhone to stop it from ringing when an unknown caller or number rings.

Note that when you turn on, you will still have the call in your Recent List and you’ll get a “silent call” notification, but your iPhone won’t ring when the call goes out and the caller will be sent to your voicemail.

  • Open your iPhone Settings
  • Tap Phone and scroll down
  • Tap ‘Silence Unknown Callers’
  • Turn on the toggle

How to block iPhone numbers

If you would like to block a specified number, so they aren’t silent; you, FaceTime, email you or message you cannot call, follow the following steps:

  • Open your iPhone’s phone app
  • Tap the Recent tab below Tap
  • Tap the I next to the blocking number
  • At the base of the contact card select ‘Block this caller’

Follow these following steps if you want to block a contact that you have saved on your phone:

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app
  • Tap Phone and scroll down
  • Tap Contacts Blocked
  • Choose ‘Add New…’
  • Find the contact you want to block

How to view blocked iPhone contacts

  • Open your iPhone’s Settings app
  • Tap Phone and scroll down
  • Tap Contacts Blocked
  • A list will appear of your blocked contacts
  • Press Edit in the top right to unblock the contact, and choose Unblock