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How to block unwanted calls on iPhone?

How to block unwanted calls on iPhone?

Does your child receive annoying calls from the unknown number? In most cases these intrusive calls originate from spammers, telemarketers, survey agents etc. Nevertheless, there can be a real thread, predators, scammers and phone bullies who can harm your person. But don`t worry. There is good news. If you want to know how to block unknown number have a look at steps you can make to stop unwanted calls.

Why these calls are unknown?

In the USA, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has mandated the phone providers to allow users to block their number from caller ID. For most users it is an advanced privacy feature. Thus, there are a lot of spammers, telemarketers and survey agents who use this feature too and make anonymous calls.

How to block blocked calls on iPhone

It can be quite disappointing to receive anonymous calls without being able to block them. But still there are some ways to restrict such calls. Have a look at options you can make to protect your kids from interrupting their day.

Option 1. Use Do Not Disturb feature

Using this feature, you will receive calls only from people who are already in your contact list. This feature does not completely block calls, but only make them silent.

How it works:

  • Open Settings and find Do Not Disturb feature;
  • Choose Manual option;
  • Turn Do Not Disturb feature on (on your status bar a moon icon should appear);
  • Choose Allow Calls from and then All contacts;

Using this option you can enable the repeated calls and the most intrusive spammers will not be able to reach your number once again.

Option 2. Create blocked contact

To block private calls on iPhone, use your contact list to create a blocked contact, which will no longer reach your number.

How to do it:

  • Open Contacts on your phone;
  • Choose “+” to create a new one;
  • Enter 000-000-0000;
  • Click Done;
  • Scroll down and choose Block this Caller;

After that you will no longer receive phone calls from this number.

Option 3. Use service providers

You can contact your phone providers or visit their site to know how to block unknown numbers. Some phone providers offer a special feature to protect your number from getting through. There are some phone carriers, offering their assistance in blocking unwanted calls.

  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon
  • AT&T

But still, there are some carriers who don`t have an option to block unknown numbers. Nevertheless, you can block your own number and remain unseen to most callers, apart from your provider.

How to block anonymous calls with Kidgy

Kidgy is a low-cost cyber nanny, which has a great number of features to monitor your kid’s phone.

Using Kidgy you can:

  • Monitor any incoming or outgoing call;
  • View call details (time, date, durability);
  • Block contacts from your kid`s address book;

This is the only one 100 % way that can truly protect your child from intrusive spammers calls, predators and phone bullies and block them.

Note! Call blocking feature is available only if your child has Android device or on the crossed platforms (for example you have iPhone and your kid has Android).

In this article we gave you several possible ways how to block unknown numbers and private calls on your kid`s iPhone. Choose the one which is the most suitable for you.

 

 

 

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