How to Block Unknown Callers iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

In today’s digital age, receiving unwanted calls can be a nuisance. Fortunately, iPhone users have the option to block unknown callers and avoid unnecessary interruptions. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to block unknown callers on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, locate the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen and tap on it to open.

Step 2: Scroll down and tap on “Phone”

Scroll down the Settings menu until you find the “Phone” option. Tap on it to continue.

Step 3: Select “Silence Unknown Callers”

In the Phone settings menu, you will find various options related to calls. Look for an option called “Silence Unknown Callers” and tap on it.

Step 4: Enable “Silence Unknown Callers”

You will now see a toggle switch next to “Silence Unknown Callers”. Tap on the switch to enable this feature. When enabled, your iPhone will automatically silence calls from unknown numbers by sending them directly to voicemail.


If you receive an important call from an unknown number, they can still leave a voicemail for you to listen to later.

Step 5: Additional Options

If you want more control over blocking unwanted calls, you can explore other options available in the Phone settings menu:

  • Block Contact: This option allows you to manually block specific contacts from calling or messaging you.
  • Silent Mode: You can enable Silent Mode if you wish for all incoming calls to be silenced except for those on your Contacts list.
  • Do Not Disturb: This feature allows you to set specific hours when you do not want to be disturbed by any calls or notifications.


Blocking unknown callers on your iPhone can provide peace of mind and help you avoid unwanted interruptions. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily enable the “Silence Unknown Callers” feature and take control over who can reach you via phone calls.

Additionally, exploring other options in the Phone settings menu allows for further customization and blocking of specific contacts. Enjoy a more peaceful and uninterrupted iPhone experience!

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