iPhone will soon protect you from endless spam calls

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With iOS 13, calls like these can go straight to voicemail.
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Billions of spam calls were made last year, but Apple is doing what it can to save us from the frustration of robocalls. iOS 13 will let users automatically send incoming calls to voicemail if they came from someone unknown. And this system is actually smarter than just checking the user’s phone book.

Here’s how crazy spam calls went in 2018

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Spam and Robocalls are out of control and must be stopped!
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It feels like spam calls have gotten out of control lately. With more calls resulting in sales pitches and attempts to scam you, people are answering their phones less and less.

A new report from call identification and blocking company Hiya shows just how bad these spam calls have gotten.