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But one of the most useful features of the update is a feature that could easily be missed: the ability to automatically block spam calls with a new option to "hide unknown callers".
The feature will not be official until the release of iOS 13 by the end of the year, but you can enjoy it now if you use the public beta, who just fell this week. You can find the function by going to Settings -> Phone and scrolling to "Silence blocked calls and contacts".
When you enable this setting, calls from "unknown" numbers are automatically sent to voicemail, so you do not have to deal with telemarketers, automated calls, and other inconveniences.
What is particularly interesting with this feature is that it does a little more than just filtering blocked numbers. according to at Apple, the feature uses "Siri intelligence" to detect numbers in your Messages or Mail application, not just your saved contact list. In this way, you are less likely to miss a call from someone you have already contacted, even if you have not registered their number in your phone.
Of course, there are some caveats that you should probably keep in mind. The first is that spammers always find new inventive ways to make your life more difficult, and many are good at disguise their numbers. The new Apple iPhone will probably not be completely foolproof.
The second is that it is still possible that you could Miss a call that you did not intend to block if you enable this setting. (For example, if you know calls from a number that your phone does not recognize.) So, if you are waiting for an important call, you want to keep it in case, at least, make sure you keep an eye on your voice mailbox.
Otherwise, turn it on and enjoy the sweet sound of your phone ringing.
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