How are you managing robocalls these days?
I recently read a great article from How To Geek that validates my advice to not pick up calls from people who are not identified on your phone’s caller ID.
Did you know that if you pick up and answer a robocall, you are more likely to get called again?
It also explains why other commonly recommended methods don’t work.
And it suggested a great solution for those times when you might be expecting a call from your doctor or the pharmacy.
Here’s a great Techie Tip from the article:
If you’re continually expecting calls from doctors, customers, lawyers, or anyone else, add trusted businesses, customers, and professionals to your contact list. Ask companies for their outgoing phone number, and be sure to check if they use multiple outgoing numbers.
Then use the Do Not Disturb feature on your phone. The Do Not Disturb feature allows you to choose which numbers can call you. If you’ve set up a detailed contact list, this feature can help you block out scammers without missing out on important calls from your family or your doctor. And, if you’re ever expecting a call from an unknown number, you can quickly turn off the Do Not Disturb feature until you receive the call that you’re waiting for and then turn it back on.
Apple Do Not Disturb for iPhones and iPads
Android Do Not Disturb mode .
Another method is to set your phone to not ring for incoming calls except for your Favorites which then allows specific numbers to bypass the block.
I hope you found this helpful and that you will share it with your friends and family.
And, as always, if you or someone you know, needs a helping hand or some compassionate techno-therapy, just give me a call at 760-348-8867 or schedule an appointment here.
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