Robo, Spam, Scam Relief--Little Things Mean A Lot! Thank you APPLE!

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  1. HunnieBunnie

    HunnieBunnie Well-Known Member

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    Like everyone else, I am inundated with Robo calls, spam calls, scam calls, etc., but I have found some small relief! I discovered a feature on my 8 Plus that allows me to have all unknown numbers go straight to voicemail so I never have to even hear the phone ring! I may not be able to prevent these calls from coming in, but at least I do not have to bothered with them ringing in! Phew! What a relief! Thank you APPLE!! :)

    Wanted to mention this for anyone else who may not know about this feature.
     
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    What is the feature???
     
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    Go to Settings>Phone>Silence Unknown Callers and turn on the switch.
     
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    Thank you scifan57
     
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    You’re welcome.
     
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    HunnieBunnie Well-Known Member

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    It is a great feature, jasassy. Please note, if you bell any of those unknown numbers, the phone will no longer send them directly to voicemail. Belling them changes their status to "known" for purposes of this feature. Any numbers that you happen to have in your contacts will also be "known" whether or not the people at those numbers have belled you and vice versa.

    This is great for working around those robo, scam, and other spam calls though! :)
     
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    Yes, I do really like it.
     
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    The only disadvantage to this is that you may miss an important call someday. Such as your doctor, auto mechanic,etc that you forgot to put into your contact list. I know it probably won’t happen often but you must be vigilant about your contact list.
     
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    HunnieBunnie Well-Known Member

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    Point taken, Moparherb. I will rely on the caller to leave a voicemail if s/he is unable to reach me. Legitimate callers will do that. I even get truncated voicemails from the robo calls! :rolleyes:
     
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    Just found this today. Short video about the robo/scam callers, but very informative and worth watching! :)

    I get TONS of these calls that show my area code and my exchange (first three digits after the area code) to trick me into thinking a call is someone I know or do business with near me. I long ago stopped answering those calls, but now thanks to the feature on my iphone, I do not even have to hear them ring. It is AMAZING how infrequently my mobile rings now!

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