You can agree with me that robo callers, telemarketers scammers, and other nuisance callers can be very irritating.
Luckily, your iPhone has a feature that can prevent calls from these unknown callers.
Yes, there are several ways to block unknown callers on iPhone pro max and others.
In this article, you will learn how to but a final stop to unwanted calls on your iPhone.
Let’s get started.
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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIVATE CALLERS AND UNKNOWN CALLERS
A private caller is one who is intentionally hiding their contact or caller ID from you.
An unknown caller is one whose contact is not registered on your phone book and your service provider do not recognize them.
A good example of this kind of call is a call from a scammer.
Fortunately, both groups can be blocked on the iPhone.
BLOCK ‘UNKNOWN CALLER ID’ ON AN IPHONE USING DO NOT DISTURB FEATURE
The Do Not Disturb feature allows you to silence notification, alerts or calls from an unknown or private caller. You will see the calls but it will not disturb you. Follow the steps below to set it up:
- From your iPhone Settings, navigate to Do Not Disturb, and enable it by turning the toggle.
This action will cause a change in the colour of the toggle from white to green. You will also see a moon icon on your phone status bar.
- Beneath the Do not disturb button, you will see “Allows Calls From” Click on it and select “All Contacts “This will cause it to be checked.
This step will silence all calls from numbers not included on your contact list.
BLOCK UNKNOWN CALLER ID ON AN IPHONE USING CONTACTS
There are two ways to this method;
Method 1: Block calls from Unknown Caller by creating a new contact.
To use this method, simply create a new contact and name it No Caller ID, or Unknown Caller.
Use 000-000-0000 as the phone number. Please when entering the numbers don’t include the dash (-) sign. If you do it will not work.
So the number above should be entered as 0000000000. (This is very important if you want result).
Navigate to “Contacts”, and click the “plus” sign at the upper right side of the phone.
Then, launch open the phone app and select the newly created contact.
Scroll down and click on “Block this caller”.
A pop-up window will be displayed with a warning message written on it. Tap Block Contact to confirm.
Click Done when are through.
Method 2: Block calls from Unknown Caller by going through your iPhone Settings.
From the Setting, select “Phone”, scroll down and click on “Blocked Contacts”.
If you have blocked anyone in the past, you will see the contact there.
Click on “Add New…” this will take you to your Contacts list, from there select the caller to be blocked.
BLOCK ‘UNKNOWN CALLER ID’ ON AN IPHONE AT THE NETWORK CENTER
The most effective way to block unknown callers at the network level, through your service provider.
Most call services have a feature for blocking these nuisance calls.
So check with your service provider to know if they have such a service.
Unknown callers can make one’s life miserable. It can come in the form of private callers or Unknown callers, whichever way the effect is the same.
Fortunately, they can be prevented.
There are three basic ways to stop these unknown callers namely; Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone, Using contacts and through your network or service provider.
Have you blocked unknown callers, or private number on your iPhone, in the past? What method did you use?
Please, let us know in the comment section. Thank you.
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