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How to block and hide your number on iPhone

How to block and hide your number on iPhone

How to block and hide your number on iPhone

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There are times when you want to hide or block your number on your iPhone when making a call. This is a great way to protect your privacy and keep your mobile phone number private when using Iphone.

You may want to call a company and inquire about their products and services and don’t want to give out your phone number. Or maybe you use your own phone for work calls and don’t want to share your private number with the people you call for work.

How to hide or obscure your number when making a call?

If you want to hide your number on individual calls, you can add it if you are in the USA * 67 to the beginning of the phone number you are calling. This will hide your number on that one-on-one call you are making.

For example, if you want to call Amazon in the USA, their phone number is 1-888-280-4331, to hide your number on this call, you can call *67-1-888-280-4331.

If you are in the UK, the number you dial before a call to hide your number is a little different, you need to put it 141 in front of the phone number you are calling.

For example, let’s say you want to call Apple in the UK, and their phone number is 0800 048 0408, to hide your number in this call you have to call 141 0800 048 0408.

The number you need to call in front of the phone number you are calling will vary by country, these examples cover the USA and the UK. You can also hide your number on your device permanently so that not all calls will show your number, and the way this is done varies slightly by device.

How to permanently block your number on iPhone?

There is an option on the iPhone to hide your mobile number for every call you make from your device. This can be done by permanently changing the settings on your device.

To do this, you need to open a file Settings app on your iPhone, then select File phone application, you need to scroll down until you see Show my contact idselect this option and then toggle the switch to the off position.

With this setting turned on, any calls you make will not give your mobile phone number to the person you are calling.

This can be a useful feature if you use your iPhone for business calls like many people have been doing when working from home during the global pandemic. You can easily turn this feature off by following the above steps and turning the switch back on. You can find more information about this feature at Apple website.

How can I block and hide my number on Android?

This works in a similar way to the iPhone, you need to change the settings on your Android phone to prevent giving out your mobile number permanently. The way to do this may vary slightly depending on the Android manufacturer.

To hide and block your mobile number on your Android phone, select phone In the menu, and in the upper right select Settingsthen from the drop-down list you need to select calls and then Additional settingsDetermine Caller IDthen select hide the number. Your number will now be hidden and the next time you make a call it will not be given to the person you are calling. You can find out more information about this at The Google.

These features are designed to protect your privacy and your mobile phone number when you make phone calls but don’t want to share your phone number with the other person. 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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