Yes, not everyone need to see or save your contact when you call them on the phone. There are pretty many ways to keep your phone number private when making calls. You can hide your number regardless of your device type – iOS or Android – and there are at least five (5) different ways to go about that.
Five (5) Verified Ways To Hide/Block Your Phone Number
Number One: Using the *67 Dial Code
This method has worked for many people for many years now. It is equally the simplest of all the “hide number” methods available today. Hereunder is how it works in clear steps:
- Launch your dial pad or phone app
- Enter *67 followed by the number you want to call; for example, if you want to hide your number and call 840-045-687, then it would be *67
Number Two: Using The Default Setting On Your iOS or Android Device
There’s a settings option available on all smartphones; it’s called the “Caller ID” settings. You can find it in the Settings è Phone Settings è Caller ID. Hereunder are the steps to follow.
- Open your phone’s settings page and search for the “Caller ID” settings
- Open the settings option and toggle the “Show my caller ID” option.
Number Three: Ask Your Network Provider To Hide Your Number
Yeah, this works, too – asking your network provider to hide your number when you make calls. You can do this by dialling a number code if you’re in the United States.
- Open your phone’s dialer and place a call *611 requesting to make your phone number a “Private Number.”
- You may be asked certain questions before the request is granted to you.
Number Four: Using a Third-Party App
There are pretty many apps out there that can help you hide your phone number when you make calls. However, most of such apps are not available for free – but we have a catch, the Google Voice app.
Nicknamed “burner” apps, mobile apps like the Google Voice app allow you to make calls using an alternate number that is not your actual number. This way, no one would know your actual phone number – they’d only see your VoIP number.
For this method, you must be connected to the internet anytime you want to make a call using your secondary/VoIP number, and you would need to fund the line.
Number Five: Use Landlines
Well, chances are that you don’t have or use landlines anymore, but then, if you still got one, that’s an ideal way to hide your number when you make calls. When you use landlines, there are several codes you could use to protect your privacy, which include:
- *57 – Trace Call
- *60 – Call Block
- *67 – Caller ID Block
- *69 – Call Return
- *70 – Call Waiting
- *77 – Anonymous Call
These are the most prevalent ways to block or hide your number when making calls. Blocking your number means the person at the other end won’t get to see your number when you call. It is a way of protecting your privacy.