Tech Tips: How to block all incoming calls from an unknown number on your iPhone or Android, learn how!


In today's connected world, your phone number is an essential part of your digital identity. From your government ID to your online subscriptions to the services you subscribe to offline, your phone is your single contact point for everything. Unfortunately, this also means that your contact details are in the hands of a lot of companies spamming you with calls offering you products and services that you may not want. While there may be no way to prevent this dissemination of information, there is an easy method that will save you the hassle of answering calls from unknown numbers.

Both the Android and iOS ecosystems have features that enable users to block all calls from unknown numbers. Here's what you need to do:


How to block calls from unknown numbers on iPhone

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to the Settings of the phone.

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on the Silence Unknown Callers option.

Step 4: Turn on the Silence Unknown Callers button.

When this feature is turned on, all incoming calls from unknown numbers will be silenced, sent to voicemail, and displayed in the recent list. However, incoming calls from your contacts, recent outgoing calls, and Siri suggestions will continue to ring.


How to block calls from unknown numbers on your Android phone

Step 1: Open the Phone app on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: Tap on the More option.

Step 3: Now, tap on Settings and tap on the Blocked numbers option.

Step 4: After that turn on the Unknown option.

When this feature is turned on, the Phone app on your smartphone will block calls from private or unknown numbers. However, you will continue to receive calls from phone numbers that are not saved in your Contacts.