How to Silence Unknown WhatsApp Callers on iPhone

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Here’s how the new feature of WhatsApp could help you take control of spam callers on your iPhone.

Called Silence Unknown Callers, the feature does just that — it silences unfamiliar WhatsApp callers. Perfect for handling robocalls and the like. Without doubt, it’s a great WhatsApp feature that’s easy to miss. So with that in mind, let’s take a closer look.

When enabled, Silence Unknown Callers checks whether an incoming call is from a number that’s in your address book. If an incoming number is completely unknown, the call won’t ring on your phone but will be visible in your call logs afterwards.

The ability to silence unknown numbers on WhatsApp is a smart, effective feature — but it’s not enabled by default.

How to Silence Unknown Callers in WhatsApp on iPhone

Follow the steps below to silence unknown callers in WhatsApp on iPhone:

  1. Launch WhatsApp.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Privacy.
  4. Tap Calls.
  5. Enable Silence Unknown Callers.

The feature will be available if you’re running the latest version of WhatsApp, which most iPhone users are by now.

If you’re worried about missing important WhatsApp calls, don’t fret. Silence Unknown Callers works by auto-declining calls from unknown numbers while still making them visible in the Call list.

While Silence Unknown Callers is great, it’s also worth noting that if you’re waiting to receive an important WhatsApp call from an unknown number — like a hospital — it may be wise to disable the feature, at least temporarily. Fortunately, activating and deactivating Silence Unknown Callers on WhatsApp is as simple as toggling a button.

So if you’re frequently plagued by cold callers, activate this feature and put a stop to the spammers once and for all!

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