iOS 13 Now Helps You Block Calls From Unknown Callers Automatically
Mandy Seth - Jun 12, 2019, 1:49 pm IST
One of the new features in the iOS 13 update is “Silence unknown callers” that helps users to filter out spam calls and unknown numbers automatically.
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In the latest update of iOS 13, Apple has introduced an array of new features that help to increase the users' privacy, such as “Sign in with Apple” and “App location permissions” - the feature is developed to enhance the control of the location data granted to apps.
However, there is another feature which got less notified in the keynote of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) but shows itself particularly impressive. It is “Silence unknown callers” - a new feature to filter out spam calls and unknown numbers.
To help iDevice users get more knowledge about this feature on the iOS 13 update, Apple explains: "A new setting protects users from unknown and spam callers. When the setting is turned on, 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."
Indeed, in the iOS 12 version, Apple developed a feature that reports spam calls and messages via an extension from a third party. Sequently, an Indian telco regulator then published a do-not-disturb (DND) app at the end of last year. The app allows users to register their phone numbers for the DND service and prevent telemarketers from calling them.
Look back further in the past, app developers introduced many similar apps like Truecaller to help iDevice users to identify spam calls. However, these apps lack a feature to automatically keep calls in silence.
Reported by the robocall blocking service YouMail, Americans, on average, had to passively receive nearly 5 billion robocalls in May 2019. In the previous month, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave a proposal to block all robocalls by default. Before the FCC completes the implementation, this new feature of iOS 13 can help users to resolve these annoying calls right away!