Spam calls are on the rise. According to RoboKiller, which makes a popular phone app that blocks them, the number of spam calls received in the Kenya jumped 66% in the last year. How to send spam calls directly to your voicemail on iPhone
Most of those spam calls were advertising vehicle warranties. Others include health insurance calls and vacation scams, according to RoboKiller. I get a mix of these all the time, mostly the vehicle warranty flavor, but they’re easy to block. You can use apps like RoboKiller, which is rated pretty highly in Apple’s App Store, but they cost about $3.99 a month depending on the plan and service.
Or you can do what I do and just send unknown numbers right to voicemail. It’s a feature that was introduced a few years ago for iPhones. Turn it on, and your phone won’t even ring when you get a call from an unknown number. If it’s someone whose number you don’t have in your address book, like a doctor, they can always leave you a message.
If you don’t want to pay money unnecessarily to filter out these calls, Apple has made it easy to send them directly to your voicemail, so you are no longer hassled by them.
How to send spam calls directly to your voicemail
If you have an iPhone and you want to send spam calls to your voicemail, follow these steps:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone
2. Choose the ‘Phone’ option
3. Select ‘Silence Unknown Callers’
4. Turn on the option that reads ‘Silence Unknown Callers’
Once you have completed these steps, any phone calls you receive from numbers that aren’t in your contacts will go to voicemail.
According to the Apple website, incoming calls will only come through from people in your contacts list and recent calls list. That’s it. Your phone will still ring if the caller is in your contacts, but it’ll go to voicemail if they aren’t.
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