You may want to know how do you make a call private or how to hide your number on a cell phone. There are many different ways to do this. The easiest is by adding a few numerical prefix digits in front of the number you are calling. You can also… Change the settings on your phone to block the caller ID function. Use apps that will hide or conceal your number making it private, 000-000-0000, or unknown to the person you are calling. Use a temporary or “burner” number.
Use numerical digits (prefix) before the phone number you are calling
1. In the United States: Dial *67 before the phone number you are dialing.
(*67 will not work when calling toll free numbers (800 and 888) and emergency services such as 911)
2. In the United Kingdom (UK) or Ireland: Dial 141 before the phone number you are dialing.
3. In Australia or New Zealand (NZ): Dial 1831 before the phone number you are dialing.
BONUS: You can also to using these prefix digits before the number you are calling: #37# and *37#
PRIVACY NOTE: Before you use the hide number methods above, call someone you know and ask how your phone number shows up as first.
Use the settings on your smartphone to hide your number
General Method: Go into your phone’s settings and find “Hide or Block my number”.
iPhone Method: For an iPhone, the setting is under “Phone” in Settings and it says Show/Hide my caller ID.
(Go to Settings > Phone > Show My Caller ID and turn it off)
NOTE: When you make a call, you will have to change this option depending on who you are calling.
Android Phone Method: For an Android phone, the setting is under “Phone App” in settings and it says Caller ID.
(Go to Phone App > Touch More (3 dots) > Settings > Caller Id by Google > Slide switch to off)
NOTE: Depending on what version of Android you have, this may be slightly different.
Use an app to hide your phone number
1. For iPhone use the following apps:
Pinger Textfree – Free Texting, Free Calling App
Hushed – Free Phone Number for Anonymous Texting, Calling and Discreet Pictures
Numflix – Free Phone Number On Demand for Private Messages and Calls
Callmask – Free Private Number for Texting and Calls
2. For Android phones use the following apps:
Private SMS & Call – Hide Text
HiddenCall – Hide your Number
Hide Number – (Caller Id)
Use a temporary disposable “burner” phone number
NOTE: Remember that some phones do no accept private calls, therefore the persons phone may never ring or they may never know you called.
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