How to hide your phone number

May 24, 2021

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These days everyone uses a mobile phone and it’s way too easy for people to find your phone number but it’s important to note that you can hide your phone number following the below methods.

Calling without changing your settings 

If you want to hide your mobile phone number but don’t want to change any settings you can easily do this by entering a simple number at the start of your phone call. To hide your number for a phone call just enter “141” before a number and your number will be hidden to whoever you’re calling! For example, if you wanted to call O2 whose number is 0344 809 0202 then you would have to enter

141 0344 809 0202.

You can also use the number “*67” for example 67 0344 809 0202.

This is probably the easiest way to hide your phone number from a person but what if you want to hide your phone number from everyone? Please note that by hiding your phone number some people will set up unknown number call blocking and other people generally don’t pick up as it’s associated with scam companies. However, if you still want to hide your phone number from everyone then follow the methods below.

Hidding your phone number through the settings 



To hide your mobile phone number on an android phone you need to do the following:


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Then tap search in your settings for “Supplementary Services” or go to your call settings
  3. Now Tap “caller ID and Spam Protection”
  4. Finally, tap “Show your Name and Number” and your number will now be hidden.  



  1. Click Settings
  2. Now tap “Phone”
  3. Then go to “show my caller ID”
  4. Next toggle the on / off switch where it says “Hide your Number”


Those are the main methods to hide your number. You can also download third-party apps which were developed to help hide your ID and see other peoples phone number which could be an alternative method.

Hidding your phone number through the settings

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How to hide your phone number

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