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It happens all the time. You get a call from an 813 or 727 number. It doesn’t look familiar. But it’s from the area so you think you should probably answer. Then, sure enough, you do… and it’s a telemarketer. Even though I’ve lived in Florida for about 8 years, I still have a Boston area phone number so when I see a random phone number coming from that old area code and it’s not in my contacts, I already know it’s a scammer so I just ignore the call. But still… it’s annoying. I had, what I thought, is such a simple idea.

I am happy to report Apple listened to me. Or they just employed common sense. I like to think it’s the former. Regardless, now with the new operating system, Apple lets you put any phone calls to voicemail if you don’t have the number stored in your contacts! By default though, that feature is turned OFF. Here’s how to turn it on. Go to your settings. Scroll down and tap “Phone.” Scroll down a bit to where it says “Silence Unknown Callers.” Slide that toggle over and make it green and your daily battle with telemarketers is over!

Posted by Marc Charles via sister station Q105

Marc Charles has worked in Radio since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC. Follow Marc on social media @TheLegalManMarc & @TheOctagram.