Does your iPhone always ring off the hook, with every call nothing but a robocall, spammer or scammer? It's not just you. Auto-dialing systems and phone scams are a growing problem that anyone with a phone number is likely to experience throughout the United States. But Apple has added a super-easy way to combat those calls in iOS 13, a feature we recommend everyone turns on.
As John Oliver effectively showed on Last Week Tonight robocalls, spam and scams are a serious problem that will only get worse. Although there is not much that FCC can do to stop social engineering calls, it has the power to seriously affect the success of unwanted calls to mobile phones; it only works at a sneaky pace right now. Even recently implemented initiatives are a small step in the right direction.
Apple has taken a significant step in the fight against shady calls with a feature called "Silent Unknown Callers." Now you can just stop the scammers and spammers from blowing up your numbers every day. And it doesn't stop there – this feature sends a number that iOS does not recognize from contacts, emails and messages directly to the voicemail, so your phone will only ring for numbers that are important to you.
How to enable & # 39; Silence unknown callers & # 39; in iOS 13
When running iOS 13, all you have to do is open Settings and then press "Phone". Near the bottom of the screen you will find "Silent unknown calls" disabled by default. Simply press the slider next to the setting to activate it.