How to silence unknown callers on your Apple iPhone without blocking them

Apple iOS offers many useful features for its iPhone users. Among the many features, there is a feature for call management that gives iPhone users the ability to stop receiving phones or messages from certain contacts without blocking them.

The feature we are talking about is called the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’. This features comes in handy when you don’t want to be bothered by some known/unknown person’s calls or messages but you don’t want to block them.

We all have been through this situation more than once where we block someone by getting annoyed by their constant calls and messages but at one time you will need to contact so we have to unblock them.

In these type of situation, the Silence Unknown Callers feature comes in handy. This feature automatically silences phone calls coming on your Apple iPhone if you have not saved their contact number on your smartphone. It can also send the call to the voicemail and show the phone number in the recent calls list.

But the feature is only available on Apple iPhone running the iOS 15 or above version of the operating system.

Here’s how you can enable the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ feature on your Apple iPhone.

How to silence unknown callers on Apple iPhone

Step 1: Go to the Settings application on your Apple iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the “Phone” option.

Step 3: Scroll down to the “Silence Unknown Callers” option and tap on it.

Step 4: After that, turn on the “Silence Unknown Callers” option.

Now, any calls or messages coming on your iPhone from the unknown callers or callers that are not in your phone’s contact list will be silenced. However, this feature may create problem as it will silence any calls from callers who are not on your contacts list, including calls from food delivery agents or calls from bank or utility companies. The feature will be also be automatically disabled for 24 hours if you place an emergency call from your iPhone.

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