Apple introduces new call blocking software with iOS 13 to combat robocalls


June 6, 2019

As part of the upcoming iOS 13 software update Apple revealed Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference, the company introduced new features that promise to block frequent scam and spam callers. Essentially, when this setting is turned on, only phone numbers that are recognized  (via your Contacts, Mail, and Messages) will ring the phone. All other calls are automatically dispatched to voicemail.

  The user will only be notified about the call if the caller leaves a voicemail. The recipient can then read Apple’s transcription of the voicemail and see if they want to call the number back…

 
(Photo: Jefferson Graham)

(Photo: Jefferson Graham)