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How to Not Receive Calls on iPhone Without Blocking
Receiving phone calls on your iPhone is one of the most basic and important functions of your device. However, there may be times when you do not want to receive calls, such as when you are in a meeting or taking a nap. There are several ways to avoid receiving calls on your iPhone without actually blocking them.
1. Turn on Do Not Disturb Mode
Do Not Disturb is a feature that allows you to silence notifications and calls on your iPhone. When this mode is turned on, your iPhone will not ring or vibrate for incoming calls or notifications. You can still receive text messages, but they will not make a sound or light up your screen.
To turn on Do Not Disturb mode, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. From there, you can customize your settings to allow calls from certain contacts to come through or set up a scheduled time for Do Not Disturb mode to activate.
2. Use Airplane Mode
Airplane mode is another option to consider for blocking calls and notifications without actually blocking anyone. When you turn on airplane mode on your iPhone, it will disable all wireless communications, including phone calls and text messages. However, this option also disables Wi-Fi and cellular data, so you will not be able to access the internet or use apps that require internet connection.
To turn on airplane mode, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center, then tap the airplane icon to enable it.
3. Forward Calls
Forwarding calls is a feature that allows you to redirect incoming calls to another phone number, such as your voicemail or another phone. This is a good option if you still want to receive calls but do not want them to ring on your iPhone or if you want to temporarily use another phone number instead.
To forward all calls to another number, go to Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding and enter the phone number you want to forward calls to.
4. Customize Ringtone
If you do not want to receive calls from certain contacts, you can customize their ringtone to a silent tone. This will allow you to differentiate incoming calls from these contacts without actually receiving a notification.
To customize a contact’s ringtone, go to Contacts > select a contact > Edit > Ringtone > set the ringtone to “none.”
In conclusion, there are several ways to avoid receiving calls on your iPhone without actually blocking them. Whether you want to turn on Do Not Disturb mode, use Airplane mode, forward calls, or customize a contact’s ringtone, these options can help you manage your notifications and avoid unwanted interruptions.