This new iOS 13 feature stops strangers and spam callers from ringing your iPhone
Your iPhone will only ring if you know the person calling. Everyone else will go straight to voicemail.
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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
Suggestions (sourced from the Mail or Messages apps). Any other calls will go directly to voicemail, where the caller can then leave a message.