How to Avoid Spam Calls on iPhone (2 Simple Ways)

How to Avoid Spam Calls on iPhone

Keep having that unknown calls bugging you at work? Or, maybe receiving that irritating spam calls from irritating telemarketers? You can block or filter this unwanted spam calls using your iPhone. Using certain settings in iPhone, you can be rest assured that those annoying calls will be reduced or eliminated at best. Here we are going to show you two simple ways how you can do just that.

If you have been receiving the same spam call number, you can block this number from ever contacting you on your iPhone. Here are the steps.


Step 1

In the “Phone” settings, tap “Blocked Contacts”

Step 2

Tap “Add New” to add the spam call number

The spam call sing that number will be blocked completely from contacting you even via messages, FaceTime or phone calls.

If you have been receiving spam calls that use different number, the first way shown above might not be as effective. Therefore, the best way is to completely silence all the unknown numbers that you received in your iPhone.


With the update to the iOS 13, your iPhone can now silence the unknown callers. Therefore, even if they manage to call you, you would not notice it at iPhone will automatically silence the call.

All calls from an unknown number will be silenced and sent to voicemail. However, you will still receive calls that rings or vibrate from people listed in your contacts details, any recent outgoing calls and Siri Suggestions.

Here are the steps. 


Step 1

In your iPhone, go to “Settings”

Step 2

In Settings, scroll down and tap “Phone”

Step 3

In the Phone Settings, scroll down to “Silence Unknown Callers” and enabled it by pushing the button to the left and change the button colour to green

Calls from unknown numbers to your iPhone will be silenced and sent to Voicemail

So, there you have it – Simple ways how you can block spam calls using your iPhone. Feel free to leave us a comment on what other ways that you used to prevent unwanted calls to your phone number.

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