How to hide your phone number on Android
How to hide your phone number
You should contact the sales office and, to protect your privacy (and avoid possible inclusion in spam lists), you would like to hide your phone number and make it invisible to the interlocutor. Having never done a similar operation before, in order to avoid mistakes, he would like more “hints” about it.
If I have perfectly described the situation you are in, know that you are in the right place at the right time! In fact, in this guide, I’ll explain in detail how to prohibit the display of a phone number for calls from mobile and landline phones. For completeness, I will provide you with information on how to block the display of the number in applications such as Telegram, WhatsApp and Instagram.
So, without waiting any longer, get comfortable and carefully read everything I have to explain to you on this subject: I am sure that after reading this guide, you will be able to get the desired result in no time. Seeing is believing!
How to hide number on Android
I’ll show you how to hide a number on your Android smartphone or tablet. This feature is provided by your mobile operator, it is enough to enable it in the system settings.
Wait for the system to read the phone settings.
Call settings. Advanced options.
Going to Caller ID.
Call settings. Update settings.
Done. Now when you call someone, he will not see who is calling him.
If you call a subscriber when he is not in the network, or his phone is off, then when he is back on the network, he will receive a message that the subscriber XXX called him, that is, your number will not be visible anyway.
Just note that your number will be visible if you write an SMS.
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Using the operator’s “Anti-AON” function
Almost every mobile operator has a service to hide your number (often called “Anti-AON”).
To connect it. you need to go to a personal cabinet of the operator (which serves you), go to “Services” and activate this feature (as a rule, the price is low: 2-5 per day). See. screenshots below for MegaFon.
Megafon personal cabinet. connecting the service AON
By the way, the same Megafon has an option for a one-time use of anti-AON (screenshot below).
Extra. info. Hide the number for 1 call
I spets. I do not give any codes and screenshots for different operators. Т.к. this information changes very quickly (and is constantly out of date). check it on the official. operator’s website and in your personal cabinet !
How to hide the phone number on the Samsung
Before I tell you how to hide your phone number on Samsung, I want to remind you that someone you are calling may not answer. He may have decided to block unknown numbers on his iPhone, Android smartphone or other cell phone. Because he does not know who is on the other side.
However, it is very easy to hide the numbers on your Samsung. No need to repeat the combination #31# every time you call. Just set an unknown default value on your Android.
To continue, turn on your phone and unlock it. Then open the Phone app and tap the Menu button. If your phone doesn’t have one, find it and press the three-dot icon. Then select Settings. In this section, select Call Settings and click Other Settings. Now find the Outgoing Number option, tap it, and select Hide Number. You’re done.
If you can’t find the Hide Number option, it may have a different name on your smartphone. Also try searching under Caller ID or Show Caller ID. However, after setting it up, make sure your number is actually hidden. Try making a call and see if the number is not visible. Unknown should appear on the phone receiving the call.
If you can’t call with anonymity.
Now that you’ve figured out how to hide numbers on your Samsung, you shouldn’t have a problem. If you cannot call anonymously or cannot find the option described anywhere, just wait and let it go. First of all, make sure you can do it with the combination #31#. If this method works, try activating the option I just suggested and reboot your phone before checking. However, if it does not work even with #31#. It is likely that your service provider, such as TIM, Vodafone, Wind, Tre (H3G), Fastweb or other, will not allow you to call private subscribers. To find out, call the call center and ask for more information.
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How to hide your phone number using service providers
Anti Caller ID is a paid service provided by carriers to all subscribers.
If the operator allows you to hide the number and you have already ordered this service. you can turn on “Anti-Detect Number” in your phone settings. To do this, you need:
- In the standard “Phone” application, open the menu (three bars in the bottom corner)
- Select “Settings”
- Go to “Advanced settings”
How to hide your phone number from service providers
Operators, that provide “Anti Caller ID” service. This option allows you to hide the number of caller.
|Kyivstar||“Caller Identification Restriction feature”||100072#|
|Vodafone (Ukraine)||“Anti-Detect Number Identifier”||#31#|
|lifecell||“Don’t allow to define number”||1232547#|
|life:) (Belarus)||“Caller ID Unit”||120#|
We will discuss the best method to help you find out how to block your number first, which does not require you to install or download anything. Most of the latest versions of Android, e.g. Android kitkat 4.4 and later versions, contain a call hiding feature that allows you to lock your number. What you need to do is activate the feature and prohibit the recipient from knowing your private number. Here’s a way to activate this feature.
- Go to the settings app from the home screen and click on the “Call” option.
- Click on the “advanced settings” option, then “Caller ID”.
- When you click on the caller ID, it will show you three options. Click the button next to “Hide Number” to enable this feature. When you make the call, everyone will see your number as private.
But the main disadvantage of this method is that once the feature is activated, every recipient will see the number as private for calls and text messages. There are some people who prefer to ignore calls from private numbers, so there may be a situation where you make an important call to someone and they ignore it.
However, you can disable this feature if you wish, following the same method described above. Only the last step is different in that you need to toggle the switch next to the “show my number” setting, and the call hiding feature will be disabled.
How to hide your number on Android
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In this article, we’ll tell you how to hide or change your phone number displayed on people’s devices on your Android device. In some cases, you can do this in the call settings of your smartphone. You can also install a free app called Dingtone, which changes your phone number.
- Many mobile carriers do not allow you to hide your phone number in your device settings. If it is your case, use another method from this article.
- If there is no such option, your operator has prohibited hiding the number. In this case, try contacting your operator and ask to activate this feature, because most Android smartphones support number hiding; but there will likely be an additional charge for this service.
Enter your phone number. Tap to enter your phone number.
Open a text message from Dingtone. It begins with “Your Dingtone access code.
Write down the confirmation code. This is a four-digit number in a text message; you use it to confirm your phone number and create a Dingtone account.
Go back to the Dingtone app and enter the confirmation code. Do this in the box in the upper left corner of the screen.