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How to Stop Receiving Calls on iPhone Without Blocking

There will be occasions when you need to halt incoming calls from certain contacts on your iPhone, but you don’t want to completely block them, such as when you want to be able to continue receiving messages from them.

You may avoid receiving alerts about incoming calls on your iPhone by using the “Do Not Disturb” option. You also have the option of activating the Airplane Mode on your phone, which would prevent calls from getting through to you. You also have the option of configuring your phone to have a ringtone that is quiet. Call forwarding is the last option, and it allows you to divert incoming calls to a different number.

Do you have the ability to put your iPhone on hold for incoming calls? Is it possible for you to prevent calls from reaching your phone?

How do you stop receiving calls without blocking?

Here are a few alternatives that do not involve banning a caller in order to cease accepting incoming calls.

1. Use a silent ringtone

Setting a quiet ringtone on your phone is one approach to avoid receiving calls from a certain person without really banning the caller. If you have a silent ringtone enabled on your phone, you will still be able to accept calls, but your phone will not ring when it does so.

The following is a guide that will show you how to install a silent ringtone on your iPhone:

  • Launch “Settings” and go to the “Sound & Haptics” section.
  • Select “Tone Store” after selecting “Ringtone.”
  • Simply type “Silent Ringtone” into the search bar, and then choose one of the results to download and use as your phone’s ringtone.
How to stop receiving calls on iphone without blocking

2. Turn on “Do Not Disturb” mode

When “Do Not Disturb” mode, also known as DND mode, is activated on an iPhone, all call alarms and notification sounds are muted. Even though your phone will continue to receive calls and alerts, you won’t be notified when it does so. You are able to terminate calls using this method without blocking them.

In order to activate DND mode:

  • Open “Control Center”.
  • Select the symbol that looks like a crescent moon.
  • Navigate to “Settings” and then choose “Do Not Disturb.”
  • Tap “Allow Calls From” in the “Phone” section of the settings menu.
  • Put it in the “No One” position.

3. Set up “Call Forwarding”

Call forwarding enables you to route incoming phone calls to a different number immediately. Because calls sent to your number are transferred to another number, you are able to avoid receiving incoming calls without having to resort to blocking specific contacts. At any moment, you may quickly and simply disable the call forwarding feature.

To set up call forwarding, you will need to:

  • Open “Settings” > “Phone”.
  • In the “Calls” section of the menu, choose the “Call Forwarding” option.
  • Turn the “Call Forwarding” switch on.
  • Under “Forwarding To,” enter the forwarding number you want to use.

4. Turn on airplane mode

When you go to aeroplane mode, you disconnect from all networks, so no messages or calls may reach you. In this mode, all of the signals from the SIM card are blocked, as well as the signals from the network.

When aeroplane mode is on, incoming calls will be rejected, and callers will get a message stating that the user is unavailable. This eliminates the need to block the calling number.

To activate aeroplane mode on an iPhone, do the following:

  • Open “Control Center”.
  • Tap the symbol that looks like an aeroplane.

How do I temporarily block incoming calls on my iPhone?

You may temporarily prevent your iPhone from receiving incoming phone calls by using the “Do Not Disturb” mode. In practise, DND will not prevent calls from being made, but it will prevent call alerts from being received. You will still be able to take calls even if you have DND mode on, but you won’t be informed when someone calls you (no phone ringing).

When you turn off Do Not Disturb mode, you will once again be able to see all incoming call alerts and notifications in the notification bar. For instructions on how to activate the mode, please refer to the section under “Turn on Do Not Disturb” located above.

You have the option of activating Do Not Disturb mode for a certain period of time:

  • To access the control centre, tap and hold the symbol that looks like a crescent moon.
  • Make your selection from the available time limit choices using the drop-down menu.

How do I stop incoming calls from unknown numbers?

The iPhone has a function for blocking calls from unknown numbers. You will not be able to hear any incoming calls from unknown numbers, which are defined as numbers that are not already included in your contact lists and with whom you have never spoken.

You won’t receive call notifications from unknown numbers, but you may look in your Recent Call logs to check if there were any missed calls from those numbers. In order to make use of this function:

  • Open “Settings” > “Phone”.
  • Click the button that says “Silence Unknown Callers.”
  • Turn the switch off.

How can I make my phone seem like it’s out of coverage?

There are instances when you do not like to be bothered with incoming calls but do not wish to block any particular numbers. It’s possible that you want the caller to believe your phone has poor reception. The following are some possible approaches:

1. Put your phone in airplane mode

Turning on aeroplane mode is the quickest and easiest solution. When you turn on aeroplane mode, all of the network and SIM signals on your device are turned off. As a result, anybody who calls your device will merely get a message informing them that the user is outside of the service area and hence unreachable.

Refer to the section under “Turn on aircraft mode” above on how to activate the aeroplane mode on your iPhone.

2. Manually select network on your phone

If you manually choose a network that does not operate, your phone will start to lose signal, which will ultimately end in your phone being out of coverage. You may manually choose a network on your iPhone by doing the following:

  • Open “Settings” > “Mobile Data”.
  • Click the option labelled “Network Selection.”
  • Turn off the “Automatic” setting.
  • Choose a different network provider from the list than the one that owns the network associated with your SIM card..

Callers will now hear a notice that says “user unavailable,” and you won’t be able to take incoming calls until your phone begins to get a network signal once again.

3. Wrap your iPhone in aluminum foil

If you wrap your phone antenna with aluminium foil, it won’t be able to pick up any network signals. If you wrap your iPhone in aluminium foil, it will become inaccessible and seem as if it is beyond of the network’s service area.

How do I set my iPhone to be busy?

Here are two ways to set your iPhone to sound like it’s busy:

1. Turn off call waiting

When another person contacts you while you are on the phone with someone else, they will not hear a busy tone if you have call waiting set up. Instead, you hear a beep that alerts you to the fact that a second call is coming in. You have the option of either accepting it or declining it. If you choose to decline to take the call, the person who was trying to reach you will hear a busy signal.

Simply turning off “Call Forwarding” on your iPhone will accomplish your goal of having it seem as if you are busy while you are really engaged in a conversation with another person.

  • Open “Settings” > “Phone”.
  • To disable call forwarding, choose “Call Forwarding” from the menu.

2. Block numbers

Blocking a number allows you to transmit busy signals to that number as well as any other numbers you want. Callers from blocked numbers will hear a busy signal when they attempt to reach you.

In order to block a number:

  • Launch the app labelled “Phone.”
  • Tap the area immediately next to the number that you want to block.
  • Keep scrolling down until you see the option to “Block This Caller.”

How do I block calls without a busy tone?

If you block a contact on your iPhone, the person who is trying to call you will hear a busy tone when your phone is answered. There is currently no built-in option to disable the busy tone; however, there are a few call-blocking applications that allow you to customise this behaviour.

Apps such as Truecaller and YouMail can automatically manage spam calls and your customised banned list to reject these calls without the caller being aware of anything that is happening. With the help of these applications, you are able to establish unique parameters for each incoming caller.

Where do blocked voicemails go on the iPhone?

If you block a contact, all voicemails that you have received from that contact will be removed from your list of voicemail messages. On the other hand, you may still access the voicemails that have been banned on your iPhone by using a second menu:

  • Launch the app labelled “Phone.”
  • To access your voicemail, choose the “Voicemail” option in the upper right corner.
  • Select “Blocked Messages” from the menu.

You will see a list of all blocked voicemails.

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