How to hide your number on Android

Summary :
  1. You can utiliser a dedicated and free application.
  2. Ou dial # 31 #, then the recipient's number.
  3. Via the "Settings" menu of your Android:
    • Press "Calls" then "Additional / advanced settings".
    • In "Call identification", check the "Hide number" option.
  4. You can now discreetly call from your Android.

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How to hide your number on Android

We will show you in this tutorial how to hide or hide your number when you make a call on your Android. First, we will see how to use your Android settings to hide your number. Then we'll show you how to use a dialing prefix to not show your number. Finally, we will discuss the case of applications which can allow you to hide your number on your Android. We will conclude on the usefulness of hiding your number on your Android, as well as the possible associated limits.

Set your Android's settings to hide your number

The first option to hide your number on your Android is to use the 'Settings' menu, available from the main screen of your Android. Once in this menu, you can go to the 'Calls' submenu, then 'Additional settings' or 'Advanced settings'. Once in this section, you will be able to go to the call identification tab or equivalent option of your Android, normally as the first choice. From there, you will be able to check an option on your smartphone to hide your number. Validate this option and take a test if possible with a relative or a friend to verify that you are in a hidden number from your Android. If this is the case, your Android is well configured to hide your number. Don't forget to deactivate this option on your Android if you want to display your number again!

Hide your number by dialing a prefix on your Android

Another option for hide your number on Android, sometimes unrecognized, is to use a prefix before each number called. With this prefix, your operator will know that he must hide your number from your smartphone.

This is very useful especially if you only want to hide numbers a few times on your Android. You just have to dial # 31 # then the usual number of your recipient to hide your number on Android. This operation is normally free and included as a basic service, but we invite you to check with your operator to be sure.

With this method, you can choose at any time to mask your number on your Android. Note that you can also save some of your contacts on your Android with this prefix to hide calls to these numbers.

This is very practical when you want to hide calls to certain numbers from your Android.

Applications allowing you to hide your number on Android

Some applications also allow you to hide your number from your Android. To have them, you just have to go to the Play Store of your Android, then type in the search bar 'hide your phone number'. You will then have a wide choice of applications, such as 'HiddenCall' or 'Hide Phone Number Caller ID' which will allow you to hide your number from your Android. We recommend that you read user reviews carefully and look at the rating of each app before downloading one to your Android. You can also do tests once the application has downloaded correctly to see if your Android is hiding your number well.

To conclude on hiding your number on Android

The advantages of hide your number on Android are many, such as being discreet when calling someone. However, there are still some disadvantages, such as the fact that your correspondent does not want to pick up when he sees that the call is anonymous.

Also, we briefly mentioned it in the second part of this article, but your operator may charge you for the service to hide your number from your Android. If this is usually not the case, we strongly advise you to check this with your carrier.

In any case, we hope to have helped you to hide your number on your Android!

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