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Can You Toggle the “Silence Unknown Callers” Setting?

Is it possible to toggle the “Silence Unknown Callers” setting via a shortcut on y phone?

I figured it would be easy to have a macro for that when you need to turn that shutting on and off to accept the phone call from somebody you don’t know what the number is.
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Joe Siegler

Comments: 9 Responses to “Can You Toggle the “Silence Unknown Callers” Setting?”

    1 year ago

    No, but you can get close. Use the Open URL action and this URL:

    prefs:root=Phone&path=SILENCE_CALLS

    This will take you right to the setting. You still have to switch it on or off thought.

    Joe Siegler
    1 year ago

    That’ll do well enough for now. Thank you for the pointer.

    Sally Eder
    1 year ago

    This would be so helpful; however, I am a total newbie to Shortcuts and can't seem to find what I need to make this work. Would you mind showing detailed steps, or perhaps putting it in a YouTube short? Thanks.

    1 year ago

    Sally: I have an intro to Shortcuts here: https://macmost.com/an-introduction-to-shortcuts-on-the-mac.html
    There is also my new course. I don't think a "short" would help since cramming that into 1 minute would just add more confusion.

    Sally Eder
    1 year ago

    Got there - thanks!

    Bhaskar
    9 months ago

    Many thanks for the pointer, Gary. Has been the most useful shortcut on my iPhone till date

    Sandi
    8 months ago

    There is now! Shortcuts>Add +>Add Action>All Actions> Scroll down to Scripting category, look for “Set Silence Unknown Callers” then you can set 2 shortcuts, one to toggle on, one to toggle off. Customize name and icon and share to home, and done.

    Rrrose
    4 months ago

    I've already discovered Sandi's suggestion to have the two shortcuts, but actually, you can switch that that to toggle (click on "Set" and choose "Toggle" from the drop down menu), which is almost perfect. The only thing it doesn't do is tell me which state my phone is in. Is there a way to run an "if/then" so that if the toggle turns it on, I get a notification that it's on, else I get a notification that it's off?

    Thanks!

    4 months ago

    Rrrose: No because there is no way to read the setting.

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