Telephone calls are so of the twentieth century. In addition to knocking on the door, when can someone else decide to bother you and then bother you immediately, at your convenience, without obtaining your permission first?
In the 21st century, we have a name for these people: titled . Fortunately, it is easy to overcome their presumptuous invasions and let them know who the boss is .
The following explains how to reject iPhone calls (or silence them if you feel particularly passive-aggressive).
How to reject an iPhone call
Apple has made it really easy to ignore calls on the iPhone. You can do it with a simple squeeze. It's so easy that you can do it without even taking your iPhone out of your pocket (I guess depending on how tight your pocket is).
Simply press the idle / activate button twice on the side of the iPhone, and the call will be sent directly to voicemail. In some countries, or if you don't have a voicemail account set up, this will only cut the call. What better way to teach your loving mother that she should send you text messages before calling you? My God, mother, didn't you even think that I could be in the middle of an instagram? Do not?
If you are already holding the iPhone in your hand when it is turned off, you can touch the Decline button on the screen. If you are listening on EarPods, press and hold the center button (the play / pause button) until you hear two beeps. Now you can pump the air with your fist to show the world who the boss is. The big, big boss.
How to silence a call on the iPhone
But what if you don't want to answer a call, but you're too chicken to take on the situation? You might prefer to let the call ring and simulate later that you were in the shower or jogging (as if it were). Well, Apple has your tame butt covered.
Mute a call on the iPhone is twice as easy as simply hitting it, since it is exactly the same, only you have to press the idle / activation button once, not twice. Do this, and the doorbell will be silenced, while your caller can continue to hear the ringtone. I guess this could be considered a type of power game. A weak one, but maybe that's all you can handle.
You can also simply press one of the volume buttons, depending on the model of your iPhone.
To prevent those damn calls from happening in the first place
Learning to reject calls from iPhone is one thing. But it is also possible to block any number of so that can call you. To do this, see our previous post: How to block calls on your iPhone.
In addition, if you are running iOS 13, you can also tell the iPhone to block calls from unknown numbers. This fantastic new feature protects you from spam calls, as well as calls from your boss or spouse when they think they are being smart and are using an alternate phone or hiding their caller ID. Those morons.