A new feature in iPhone ($999 at Amazon) -- whether it's a new or or an older iPhone 6S ($249 at Walmart). In fact, with the new Silence Unknown Callers feature turned on, the only time your iPhone will ring is if you know the person calling you.will all but eliminate from ringing your
Apple calls the feature "silence unknown callers" and it does just as the name implies. The feature is off by default, and for good reason. Not every phone call we get is spam. Whether it's a call from work, your kids' school or your plumber, we don't always know the number that's calling us.
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To silence unknown callers:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Find and select Phone from the list of options.
- Scroll down until you find Silence Unknown Callers and slide the switch to the On position.
With the feature enabled, the only time an incoming call will make your iPhone ring is if the phone number is found in your Contacts, recent outgoing calls, or is a Siri Suggestions (sourced from the Mail or Messages apps). Any other calls will go directly to voicemail, where the caller can then leave a message.
When you use this feature, you'll get far fewer robocalls, but you might also check your.
If the idea of blocking all unknown callers is a bit much for you, you have other options. We've detailedonce and for all using apps from your wireless carrier, as well as third-party apps, along with a .
Originally published earlier this year. Updated with new information.