iPhone 13: How to Block Unknown Callers with Ease


Michael Collins

Are you tired of getting calls from unknown numbers on your iPhone 13? Luckily, there’s an easy way to block these callers and enjoy some peace. In just a few taps, you can stop these unwanted interruptions once and for all.

iPhone 13 How to Block Unknown Callers Tutorial

Before we dive into the steps, let’s talk about what we’re going to do here. Blocking unknown callers on your iPhone 13 means that any number not saved in your contacts will be silenced. They can still leave a voicemail, but your phone won’t ring. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Settings

Open the settings app on your iPhone 13.

Your settings app is the one with the gear icon. You’ll find it on your home screen or in your app library.

Step 2: Tap on Phone

Scroll down and tap on the "Phone" option.

This will take you to all the phone-related settings.

Step 3: Select Silence Unknown Callers

Look for the "Silence Unknown Callers" option and tap it.

This option is designed specifically to block calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts.

Step 4: Toggle the switch to ON

There will be a toggle switch next to "Silence Unknown Callers." Make sure it’s turned on.

When the switch is green, it means the feature is activated.

Once you’ve completed these steps, calls from unknown numbers will no longer ring on your phone. They’ll be sent straight to voicemail instead.

Tips for Managing Unknown Callers on iPhone 13

  • If you’re expecting a call from a number not in your contacts, remember to temporarily turn off the "Silence Unknown Callers" feature.
  • Check your voicemail regularly to ensure you don’t miss important calls that were silenced.
  • Be cautious when downloading third-party call-blocking apps, as they may have access to your contacts and call logs.
  • You can always add important numbers to your contacts to ensure they can reach you.
  • If you change your mind, you can easily turn off "Silence Unknown Callers" by following the steps above and toggling the switch to OFF.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will blocking unknown callers block texts from unknown numbers too?

No, blocking unknown callers will not affect text messages. You’ll still receive texts from unknown numbers.

What happens to blocked calls?

Blocked calls go straight to voicemail. The caller can leave a message, but your phone won’t ring.

Can I see a list of missed calls from blocked numbers?

Yes, missed calls from blocked numbers will still show up in your recent calls list.

If I have an emergency and someone needs to reach me, will their call be blocked?

If the person trying to reach you is not in your contacts and you have "Silence Unknown Callers" enabled, their call will be silenced. Make sure to add important numbers to your contacts.

Can I block unknown callers on other iPhone models too?

Yes, this feature is available on iPhone models running iOS 13 and later.


  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Phone
  3. Select Silence Unknown Callers
  4. Toggle the switch to ON


Blocking unknown callers on your iPhone 13 is a breeze. It’s a fantastic feature that helps you maintain control over who can reach you and when. Imagine no more interruptions during dinner, work, or precious family time. Plus, it’s reversible, allowing you to toggle the feature on and off to suit your needs. Remember, though, that some important calls might be silenced, so check voicemails regularly, and don’t forget to add key numbers to your contacts list. With this nifty feature, you’re taking one more step towards making your iPhone 13 work just the way you want it to. Happy silencing!