In today’s interconnected society, smartphones have become essential tools for staying in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. However, there are instances when a respite from constant calls, particularly from specific people, becomes necessary. Whether for boosting productivity during work hours or enjoying uninterrupted leisure time, iPhones offer a variety of solutions to mute calls from these selected contacts. This guide outlines two effective methods to achieve this. You can also read about how to locate your lost Apple watch using your iPhone.
Utilizing Focus Mode
The Focus feature on your iPhone empowers you to curate a personalized environment by muting calls and notifications from particular contacts. Here’s how to set it up:
- On your iPhone open the Settings app then tap on “Focus.”
- Click the plus icon (+) at the upper right corner to create a customized Focus mode. Type in a unique name then tap “Next.”
- Under “People,” choose “Silence Notifications From” and tap “Add People.” From here, select the contacts you wish to mute. Once done, tap “Done.”
- To activate this Focus mode, go to the Control Center on your iPhone, press and hold the Focus toggle, and select the newly created Focus mode. Your iPhone will automatically silence calls from the designated contacts as long as this Focus mode is active.
- It’s important to remember that you can easily deactivate the Focus feature when you’re ready to receive calls again.
Using a Silent Ringtone
Another approach to silencing calls from specific contacts involves assigning them a silent ringtone. Follow these steps:
- On your iPhone, open the Contacts app then choose the contact you want to mute.
- Tap “Edit” at the top right corner of the contact’s profile.
- Scroll down and select “Ringtone.” Then, tap “Tone Store” and search for a silent ringtone. Tap the price next to the silent ringtone and choose “Assign to a Contact” from the prompt.
- Select the desired contact from your list and tap “Set as Ringtone.”
By employing these methods, you can regain control over your iPhone’s call notifications and enjoy moments of uninterrupted focus or leisure without being disturbed by specific contacts.
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