Silence Unknown Callers Option to Block Calls from Unknown Numbers on iPhone (iOS 13-16)

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Spam calls is a big problem today. Telemarketers and scammers may call your more often then people from your contacts.

The more people know your phone number and the longer it is in use, the more spam incoming calls you will probably have.

Some time ago we explained how to reject all unknown callers using the DND mode. But frankly it was a workaround rather than solution.

And here is the good news: finally iOS 13 brings us another marvelous feature that makes your iPhone automatically reject all unknown callers.

It works according to a simple algorithm: if the phone number of an incoming caller is not in Contacts, Messages or Email, it will be immediately rejected and you will hear no sound. Read how to activate it.

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Block Calls from Strangers on iPhone (Reject Callers Not In Contacts)

Block Calls From Strangers People Not In Contacts on iPhone

Have you ever asked yourself “How can I block calls from people that are not in my iPhone’s contacts?” The conversation topic is very interesting, especially today, when there are more and more unwanted calls every day.

Some time ago we already wrote a comprehensive tutorial on filtering incoming calls on Android. Now it’s time to explain how to block calls from strangers on iPhone with the latest version of iOS.

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How to Block Calls from Strangers on Android (Ban Numbers That Are Not in Contacts)

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Here is the guide on how to block all incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts on Android phone: stock Android, Huawei, Xiaomi, Meizu.

It’s quite simple to block a single caller on Android but what to do if you are attacked by a squall of calls from different strange phone numbers? Of course, you may ban them one by one but you will continue to receive unwanted calls from yet a new number each time.

In this case the white-list technology will help you out. You need to block all stranger (callers whose numbers are not added to your contacts) but let all your contacts easily reach you.

In this article we will explain how to block strangers using the built-in phone apps and do the same using third-party call managers.

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How to Block Unknown (Private) Numbers on Android

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Here is our step-by-step guide on how to block annoying calls from unknown phone numbers on Android. Below you will find detailed guides on how to do this on various devices running different versions and ROMs including stock Android, OneUI, OxygenOS, EMUI, MIUI, etc.

The Problem of Spam Calls

As you might know, nearly a half of all incoming calls are spam nowadays. Telemarketers use various tricks to get to you: sometimes they change the phone number to a local one, another time they try to hide the number to make you curious about who is calling you from private number and answer. The only goal, as a rule, is to sell you some product or service.

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How to Block Calls from Private and Unknown Numbers on OnePlus Phone

OnePlus Block Calls from Private Unknown Numbers

If you own a OnePlus phone of any generation, you might know that there is no possibility to block calls from unidentified numbers (private, unknown, hidden) out of the box.

If you search for the solution on the Internet you will possible find a lot of forum posts suggesting to install some third-party apps from dubious developers.

Some of these apps are paid, some are free but will bother you with their ads. But the worst thing about call blocking apps that they often can’t actually block all unwanted calls including calls from unknown and private numbers.

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Delete an Individual Caller from the Recent Calls Log on Android

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In one of our previous tutorials we explained how to clear the whole call history. But sometimes you may want to delete an individual caller from the recent calls list but you don’t want to clear the whole log.

For instance, you wish to remove the phone number you’ve dialed by mistake because you don’t want to redial it once again. It is obvious that you won’t add it to your contacts with a name “Stranger. Don’t call” ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s why you need to remove it from your Recents.

In this guide you will find how to delete an individual call record from the Recent Calls log on various phones with different Android versions and UI skins: Pixel, Galaxy, Huawei/Honor, Xiaomi/Redmi and Meizu.

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