How to Silence Calls on iPhone Without Blocking

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you tired of constant phone calls interrupting your day? Whether it’s pesky telemarketers or just unwanted calls, sometimes you just need some peace and quiet.

Fortunately, your iPhone offers a way to silence calls without blocking the caller completely. In this tutorial, we will show you how to silence calls on your iPhone without blocking anyone.

Silencing Calls on iPhone

If you want to silence incoming calls on your iPhone without sending them directly to voicemail or blocking the caller, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Accessing the Settings

To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone’s home screen. The app icon resembles a set of gears and is usually found towards the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Navigating to ‘Do Not Disturb’

Within the settings menu, scroll down until you find the “Do Not Disturb” option. It is typically represented by a crescent moon icon and is located in the third section of settings.

Step 3: Enabling ‘Do Not Disturb’

In the “Do Not Disturb” settings page, toggle the switch next to “Do Not Disturb” to enable this feature. When enabled, it will appear green.

Step 4: Configuring ‘Do Not Disturb’ Options

After enabling “Do Not Disturb,” you can customize its options by tapping on it. This will take you to a page where you can adjust various settings related to silencing incoming calls.

Step 5: Silencing Calls Without Blocking

In this page, you have two options:

  • Silence: This option allows calls to come through without any sound or vibration. The caller will not be aware that you have silenced their call.
  • Silence While iPhone is Locked: With this option enabled, your iPhone will only silence calls when the device is locked. When unlocked, calls will ring as usual.

Choose the option that suits your needs by toggling the switch next to it. You can enable both options simultaneously if desired.

Step 6: Exiting ‘Do Not Disturb’ Settings

Once you have configured your preferences, simply press the back button in the top-left corner of the screen to exit the “Do Not Disturb” settings page.


Congratulations! You now know how to silence incoming calls on your iPhone without blocking anyone. By utilizing the “Do Not Disturb” feature and customizing its options, you can enjoy peace and quiet whenever you need it, while still being reachable for important calls.

Remember to disable “Do Not Disturb” when you no longer wish to silence calls. Enjoy a more peaceful iPhone experience!

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