A common feature on most smartphones these days is the Caller ID, which allows you to screen calls and avoid any pesky telemarketers. An obvious downside to this function would be a lack of anonymity when placing phone calls.
Fortunately, vertical service codes like *67 will come in handy if you want to call people who don’t really want to call you back. In this article, you’ll get to know how to hide your Android mobile number when calling.
How to use *67 for hiding your Android phone number
You can easily prevent your Android number from appearing on a recipient’s caller ID when you’re placing a call. On either your traditional landline or smartphone, simply dial *67 followed by the number you wish to call. The person who you’re calling will only se the message as “blocked” or “private number” when their device rings. When using *67 on smartphones, it needs to be entered each time you’re dialing a number.
The alternative way to hide your number on Android devices
- Use settings for hiding your number when using an Android phone
- Tap the Phone icon, which is found at the bottom of the screen
- Look for the Search bar on the Phone interface and then tap the three vertically aligned dots found in it to display the drop-down menu
- Tap on the Calls section
- After that, tap on additional settings
- Now, head over to Caller ID and tap on Hide Number when the pop-out interface gets displayed
The alternative way to hide your number on iPhone devices
- Tap the Settings icon on your iPhone’s home screen
- Scroll down in the Settings interface and then select Phone
- Tap “Show My Caller ID” in the Calls section
- If the button on the “Show My Caller ID” screen is showing green on position, simply tap on it once such that it turns white. This will be the “off” position. Your outgoing calls will display with the message “No Caller ID” in place of the phone number.