Over the past few years, spam and other undesirable calls have become a real nuisance. Fortunately, Apple brings a new feature to iOS 13 that enables users to silence unknown calls and spam on the iPhone automatically. Read on how and how to enable this smart feature in iOS 13.

The new option to silence unknown callers automatically brings a feature request about which we wrote earlier this year to life. The feature is opt-in, so to turn it on manually, users need to head into settings. But once enabled, this is how it works to silence unknown numbers automatically:

iOS uses Siri intelligence to allow calls to ring your phone from numbers in Contacts, Mail, and Messages. All other calls are automatically sent to voicemail.

Currently, iOS 13 is only available as a beta developer, but Apple says the public beta is coming in July. Keep in mind that running a beta on your primary iPhone is usually not ideal as there will be different bugs, instability, and issues such as reduced battery life.

How to automatically silence unknown and spam calls on iPhone in iOS 13

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Swipe down and tap Phone
  3. Tap the toggle next to Silence Unknown Callers

This is a really useful feature and offers a much better user experience compared to blocking numbers manually (which is impossible due to the overwhelming number of spam calls).