There are times when you want to hide or block your number on your iPhone during a call. This is a great way to protect your privacy and keep your cell phone number private while using your iPhone.
You may want to call a company and inquire about their products and services and do not want to give out your phone number. Or you may use your personal phone to make work calls and don’t want to share your personal number with people you call at work.
How do you hide or block your number when calling?
If you want to hide your number on an individual phone then if you are in the US you can add it *67 to the first phone number you call. This will hide your number on individual calls you make.
For example, if you want to call Amazon in the US, the phone number is 1-888-280-4331, to hide your number on this phone you need to dial. *67-1-888-280-4331.
If you are in the UK then the number you dial before calling to hide your number is slightly different, you have to put 141 in front of the phone number you are calling.
For example, let’s say you want an Apple phone in the UK, the phone number is 0800 048 0408, to hide your number on this phone you need to dial. 141 0800 048 0408.
The number you need to dial in front of the phone number you are calling will vary by country, this example covers the United States and the United Kingdom. You can also hide your number on your device permanently so that all phones do not show your number, the way this is done varies by device.
How do you permanently block your number on iPhone?
There is an option on iPhone to hide your cell phone number for every call you make from your device. This can be done by changing the permanent settings on your device.
To do this, you need to open the lock suit app on your iPhone and select it phone app, then you have to scroll down until you see it Show my Phone IDselect that option and toggle the switch to off.
When this setting is on, any calls you make will not give your mobile number to the person you are calling.
This can be a useful feature if you use your iPhone to make work calls as many people are doing while working from home during the global pandemic. You can easily turn off this feature by following the steps above and turning the toggle back on. You can find more information about this feature on Apple’s website.
How do I block and hide my number on Android?
This works in a similar way to the iPhone, you have to change the settings on your Android phone to permanently block your mobile number from being given out. The way this is done can be slightly different by Android manufacturer.
To hide and block your mobile number on your Android Phone, select it phone icon in the menu, and in the upper right select suitthen from the drop-down menu you have to choose phone then next Additional settingsSELECT Caller IDcontinue to choose Hide Number. Your number will now be hidden and the next time you call, it will not be given to the person you are calling. You can find more information about this on Google.
This feature is designed to protect your privacy and your mobile number when you make a phone call but don’t want to share your phone number with other people. We hope you find this guide useful, if you have any questions or tips, please leave a comment below and let us know.
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