Can you block all calls except contacts on iPhone?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

You can block all calls except contacts on iPhone by using the Do Not Disturb feature. This feature allows you to silence all incoming calls, notifications, and alerts, except for those from your contacts. Here’s how you can enable this setting:

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. It is represented by a gear icon and can usually be found on your home screen.

2. Scroll down and tap on “Do Not Disturb,” which is usually located in the second section of the Settings menu.

3. In the Do Not Disturb settings, you will find various options. Look for the “Allow Calls From” section and tap on it.

4. A list of options will be displayed. Choose “All Contacts” from the list. This setting ensures that only calls from your contacts will ring through while all other calls will be silenced.

By enabling this setting, you’ll be able to block calls from unknown numbers, telemarketers, or anyone who is not saved in your contacts. It can be particularly useful if you want to avoid unwanted interruptions while still being reachable by important people in your life.

Additionally, there are a few other options available in the “Allow Calls From” section that you might find useful:

– Favorites: This option allows calls only from the contacts you have marked as favorites. It is handy if you have a select group of people you want to allow calls from, such as close friends or family members.

– No One: This option blocks all incoming calls, notifications, and alerts. It effectively puts your iPhone in complete silence mode, allowing you to focus or relax without any disturbances.

– Group: If you have created contact groups on your iPhone, this option allows you to select a specific group of contacts from which calls will be allowed while blocking all others.

Remember that enabling Do Not Disturb mode may also affect other notifications, such as text messages, app alerts, and reminders. You can customize these settings further to meet your preferences by adjusting the options in the “Silence” section of the Do Not Disturb settings.

The Do Not Disturb feature on iPhone provides a convenient way to block all calls except those from your contacts. It helps you maintain focus, avoid unwanted interruptions, and ensures that important calls can still reach you.