Be Sure to Change This One Setting After Installing iOS 13

iOS 13 brings a lot of great features to the iPhone, but there’s one setting that hasn’t been talked about a lot at the keynote presentation. It’s a shame, since it is a real quality-of-life improvement to those that suffer from robocalls (so, basically all of us).

Silence Unknown Callers to Stop Robocalls

  1. Tap the “Settings” app
  2. Tap the “Phone” section
  3. Turn on “Silence Unknown Callers”
Switch on “Silence Unknown Callers” to silently send unknown calls — that is, those not in your contacts — to voicemail

What does this setting do?

If a number — that is not in your contacts — calls your phone, your phone will not ring. The number will still show in your recent call history and the caller can still leave a voicemail.

What if my doctor’s office calls from a different number?

The caller can still leave a voicemail, so if it’s important, hopefully the caller will leave a message. Or, you can temporarily turn this feature off if you’re expecting an important call.

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