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How to Block Numbers Not in Your Contacts on iPhone

Option 1: Using the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ Feature

If you’re tired of receiving calls from unknown numbers on your iPhone, there is a feature that can help you silence them. Follow these steps to enable the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ feature:

Open up your settings

To get started, open your iPhone settings by tapping on the ‘Settings’ app on your home screen.

Scroll down to ‘Phone’ and tap on it

Once you’re in the settings menu, scroll down until you find the ‘Phone’ option. Tap on it to access the phone settings.

Scroll down and tap on ‘Silence Unknown Callers’

Within the phone settings, scroll down until you see the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ option. Tap on it to proceed.

Toggle the feature on

Once you’re on the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ screen, toggle the feature on by tapping on the switch next to it. This will activate the feature.

Explanation of what the feature does

When the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ feature is enabled, any calls from numbers that are not in your contacts list will be silenced and sent to voicemail. These calls will not ring or vibrate your phone, and you won’t receive any notifications for them. However, you will still be able to see them in your recent calls list and listen to any voicemail they leave.

Option 2: Using the ‘Do Not Disturb’ Feature

If you prefer a different method to block numbers not in your contacts on your iPhone, you can use the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature. Here’s how to set it up:

Go back to the top and tap on ‘Focus’

To begin, go back to the top of your settings menu and tap on the ‘Focus’ option.

Tap on ‘Do Not Disturb’

Within the ‘Focus’ settings, you’ll find the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature. Tap on it to proceed.

Choose ‘Allow Calls From’ and select ‘My Contacts Only’

Once you’re in the ‘Do Not Disturb’ settings, select the ‘Allow Calls From’ option. From there, choose ‘My Contacts Only’ to ensure that you only receive calls from people in your contacts list.

Explanation of how this option works

By enabling the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature and selecting ‘My Contacts Only’ under ‘Allow Calls From’, you effectively block calls from anyone who is not in your contacts list. This means that unknown numbers and random callers will not be able to ring your phone or trigger any notifications.

Instructions on how to toggle on the feature

To toggle on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature, simply swipe down from the top right of your screen to access the Control Center. Tap on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ or Crescent Moon icon to activate the feature. Once enabled, any calls from unknown numbers will not ring or vibrate your phone.


Here are some frequently asked questions about blocking numbers not in your contacts on iPhone:

Can blocked numbers still leave voicemails?

Yes, blocked numbers can still leave voicemails. When a number is blocked, calls from that number will be silenced and sent to voicemail. You can listen to any voicemails left by blocked numbers.

Can I check the missed calls from blocked numbers?

Yes, you can check the missed calls from blocked numbers. The calls from blocked numbers will be displayed in your recent calls list. However, you will not receive any notifications for these calls.

Will blocked numbers still show up in the recent calls list?

Yes, blocked numbers will still show up in the recent calls list. This allows you to see any calls that were made from blocked numbers.

How can I toggle the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ feature on and off?

To toggle the ‘Silence Unknown Callers’ feature on or off, follow these steps: Open your iPhone settings, scroll down to ‘Phone’ and tap on it. Then, scroll down and tap on ‘Silence Unknown Callers’. Finally, toggle the feature on or off by tapping on the switch next to it.

How can I toggle the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature on and off?

To toggle the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature on or off, simply swipe down from the top right of your screen to access the Control Center. Tap on the ‘Do Not Disturb’ or Crescent Moon icon to activate or deactivate the feature.



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