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How to block and hide your phone number

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There are times when you want to hide or block your number on your phone when you make a call. This can be an effective way to protect your personal privacy and keep your mobile phone number secret while using your iPhone. By doing this, you can ensure that your contact information remains undisclosed to those you contact, giving you an extra layer of security and peace of mind.

There may be instances when you wish to contact a company to inquire about its offerings, such as products or services and prefer not to disclose your personal telephone number. Likewise, you may use your personal phone to handle work-related calls and prefer to keep your private number secret from individuals you call for professional purposes. In these situations, hiding your phone number allows you to maintain separation between your personal and professional lives while still maintaining your privacy.

How do you hide or block your number when making a call?

If you want to hide your number on one to one 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 call you make.

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.

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

The number you need to dial in front of the phone number you’re calling will vary by country, these examples cover the USA and the UK. You can also permanently hide your number on your device so that not all calls display 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 iPhone to hide your mobile phone 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 app, you need to scroll down to see Show my contact idselect this option and then toggle the switch to the off position.

When this setting is 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 to make 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 steps above and turn the toggle back on. You can find more information about this feature on the Apple website.

How can I block and hide my number on Android?

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

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To hide and block your mobile phone number on your Android phone, select phone in the list, and in the upper right select settingsthen from the drop-down list you need to select calls and then additional settingsHe chooses 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 Google.

The aforementioned features are specifically designed to maintain your privacy and maintain the confidentiality of your mobile phone number when participating in telephone conversations without the intention of revealing your contact information to the other party. We hope you find this guide helpful, if you have any questions or tips, please leave a comment below and let us know.

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