1. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I have a question about the silencing unknown callers. Can the caller leave a voicemail message? Im concerned about missing valid calls.
    09-22-2019 08:42 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, the caller will have the ability to leave a voicemail.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    09-22-2019 08:49 AM
  3. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    09-22-2019 09:01 AM
  4. TgeekB's Avatar
    I still find this feature very odd.
    09-22-2019 09:09 AM
  5. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I am so sick of spam calls from robo-callers that I am willing to give it a shot.
    09-22-2019 09:15 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    I am so sick of spam calls from robo-callers that I am willing to give it a shot.
    Redirect them to me. I almost never get phone calls
    Annie_8plus and kataran like this.
    09-22-2019 09:16 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I still find this feature very odd.
    How so, if you don’t mind me asking?
    09-22-2019 09:31 AM
  8. TgeekB's Avatar
    How so, if you don’t mind me asking?
    Because you’re basically cutting off all calls except from people you know.
    What if it really is important yet they are not in your favorites? I know it goes to voicemail but I might miss that.
    Am I looking at it wrong?
    09-22-2019 09:43 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Because you’re basically cutting off all calls except from people you know.
    What if it really is important yet they are not in your favorites? I know it goes to voicemail but I might miss that.
    Am I looking at it wrong?
    Yeah, but that’s the purpose of the feature - to silence unknown callers. They still can leave a voicemail so if it’s important enough, they’ll leave a voicemail for you. There’s no way for a feature to determine which unknown caller will be useful to you - at least not in my opinion.
    09-22-2019 10:02 AM
  10. pr1nce's Avatar
    The first thing I did when I updated to iOS 13 was turn this feature on. I get spam calls just about weekly.
    09-22-2019 10:06 AM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Yeah, but that’s the purpose of the feature - to silence unknown callers. They still can leave a voicemail so if it’s important enough, they’ll leave a voicemail for you. There’s no way for a feature to determine which unknown caller will be useful to you - at least not in my opinion.
    Ok, I’m going to give it a try to test it out.
    I’m warning you though, if they try to call me to tell me I won the lottery and I miss it I’m coming after you!
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    09-22-2019 10:06 AM
  12. TgeekB's Avatar
    The first thing I did when I updated to iOS 13 was turn this feature on. I get spam calls just about weekly.
    Has it helped?
    09-22-2019 10:11 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Ok, I’m going to give it a try to test it out.
    I’m warning you though, if they try to call me to tell me I won the lottery and I miss it I’m coming after you!
    (Laughing)....heck, I’d be ticked about that, too...
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-22-2019 10:13 AM
  14. pr1nce's Avatar
    Has it helped?
    I haven’t received a spam call since the feature has been enabled. I know it will help, it can’t hurt anything. I never answer calls from numbers I don’t recognize. I just don’t want to be bothered.
    09-22-2019 10:41 AM
  15. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Very tempting to give this a shot.
    09-22-2019 11:05 AM
  16. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    It's working really well. I've missed a few calls... one from Door Dash just now. I got a notification that I had missed a call. I recognized the area code and knew immediately it was Door Dash. I tapped the notification and called the number right back. So you won't miss calls... you just won't be bothered by them!
    Tartarus and kataran like this.
    09-23-2019 12:37 PM
  17. JandN2639's Avatar
    If you get spam texts or voicemail, find out how to forward spam to your carrier. Then, forward all spam messages, along with the sending phone number. It works.
    09-23-2019 02:17 PM
  18. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    If you get spam texts or voicemail, find out how to forward spam to your carrier. Then, forward all spam messages, along with the sending phone number. It works.
    That's a good tip! I've been doing that and it really does help!
    JandN2639 likes this.
    09-23-2019 03:23 PM
  19. Quis89's Avatar
    Is this feature silencing calls from unknown callers as in their numbers are blocked? In other words, I've seen calls come through were the caller ID reads, "Unknown" because the number can't be identified.

    This isn't the same as getting a call from a phone number I don't know.

    So is this silencing calls from callers where no phone number information is available or is it silencing calls from any number that isn't in your contacts?

    I'd like the former....not so much the latter.
    09-23-2019 03:54 PM
  20. JandN2639's Avatar
    Genuinely unidentified numbers should be blocked anyway. This is so users aren't constantly interrupted by sales, robo-, and other nuisance calls.
    09-23-2019 04:05 PM
  21. TgeekB's Avatar
    Is this feature silencing calls from unknown callers as in their numbers are blocked? In other words, I've seen calls come through were the caller ID reads, "Unknown" because the number can't be identified.

    This isn't the same as getting a call from a phone number I don't know.

    So is this silencing calls from callers where no phone number information is available or is it silencing calls from any number that isn't in your contacts?

    I'd like the former....not so much the latter.
    I believe it’s the latter.
    09-23-2019 04:08 PM
  22. Ed7789's Avatar
    It's the latter with the caveat that if you called the number prior, the call will get through.
    JandN2639 likes this.
    09-23-2019 06:13 PM

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