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There's a handy way to mute any calls you get on your iPhone

And you might not even have noticed it before.

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YOU WON’T ALWAYS have your phone on silent, and there will be many times where you’ll forget to switch it when you’re at an event or gathering.

When your phone rings in a quiet place, it’s normally a frantic search  for it to turn it off, or maybe you’re just being called by someone you can’t talk to at that particular moment.

Well if that’s the case, there’s a quick way of silencing them and all you have to do is press the power button.

Once you do that, the phone will go into silent mode. It will continue to ring, but it won’t disturb you while it’s doing so. Alternatively, you can press either of the volume buttons to do the same thing, although their positioning means it’s usually easier to hit the power button.

This is useful if you want to reject a call but don’t want the person ringing to know that, or if you just need a few seconds to finish something before you can take the call.

If you want to be particularly evil, you can press the power button twice and send them straight to voicemail. Granted, if you do that, you will likely have to listen to a voicemail from the person ringing so use it sparingly.

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