When you want to call someone but without letting him know your phone number, you have many options. However, not all the methods work, and there is always a risk. But the good news is that we tested different options, and in this article, we’ll show you what you can do to call a person and hide your number at the same time. Keep reading and you’ll have the best apps, methods, and solutions.
Calling someone without letting them know your real number
1. Find the person’s other number you don’t know about
We tried different tools and services, and only this phone lookup tool work all the time. With easy clicks of the buttons, we found phone numbers of people we know, but we don’t have any idea about the second numbers they hide.
This is the smartest way, you can find if the person has another cell phone number. Next, you call him directly to that line, but this time, you should use another SIM card if you have one, or hide your number, and we’ll show how to do that next.
The reason to call the person’s other number is that you have a chance that he use a different device. So, if someone has another smartphone and also another SIM card, then, your number is not in the contact list. So, you can use your actual number and give it a try, or go further and use another line if you want. Now, let’s find out how to call a person without showing your number.
Lots of people use this technic to make prank calls using people secret cell phone numbers that hide. However, we recommend it for good reasons and not for any other thing.
2. Hide your number on Android devices
Here is how you can call someone without them knowing it’s you using Android. If your cellular network provides a service that lets you block your number when making a phone call, then, you’ll be able to do that under the call settings. So, first click the Call app on your device, then, you’ll find something like three dots next to the contact search box.
Next, click on it and you’ll see the call settings menu as the following example.
Now, the settings won’t look the same depending on your device brand and the Android version you have. However, in general, it’s easy to find the settings to hide your caller ID. In general, you’ll find something like voice call, or calls, click on that and you’ll find the options. But if you have additional settings, access that menu and you’ll find the right options to with “Caller ID” like the next screenshot.
In this step, when you click the “Caller ID”, you’ll have options to hide it if your network allows that. If there is no option to block your number when calling, then, your network provider disabled the option for all.
Now, that’s it, you successfully made your phone number private on Android OS that work for Samsung devices and others. Keep in mind that you can also access the call setting through the main settings menu in Android. From, there you have more options.
- Related article: How to call someone who is always busy on the phone
3. How to hide your number on iPhone
To hide your number when making outgoing calls on iPhone, you’ll have similar steps to the android solution. Hover, there are some apps in the app store that lets’ you do that. But, you don’t even need any app for making your iPhone number private. So, start by going to your iPhone “Settings”, then, find “Phone” click on it.
In this step, you need to scroll down to find the option, “Show My Caller ID”.
All you need to do now is to switch between On or Off, that show or hide your caller ID when you make a call on iPhone.
Use a second phone number
There are some good services that let you have another phone number that keeps your real one secret when calling. So, it’s like a virtual cell number that hides your real caller ID. The good thing about this method is that you can use it for free, however, some tools require a premium subscription to give you the best features.
On the other side, even if the app work, there is always a way to trace your real ID if the person is someone who deals with these technological things. So, you can use this method to make a prank call if you want or to call a person without showing your real details
Make your number private on a landline
The great code *67 lets you hide any landline number and make it private when calling someone. Virtually, using any North American network, you can dial *67 before the number you want to call, and that will hide your caller ID.
The code $67 is not only dedicated to landlines, so, you can use it on a cell phone to make your number hidden. That way, when you use $67 on a cell phone number, the person will see a blocker or private number instead if your real called ID. So, *67 is the number you need to put in front to hide your Caller ID or number.
Another way to hide your caller ID
If for any reason, none of the above solutions worked for you, then, you still have another solution. However, this needs some time and you can contact your phone carrier to enable the option for all your calls. Of course, this option will need extra configuration in your account settings. So, when you contact the carrier customer support, ask them if they can hide your caller ID when you call someone or for all the outgoing calls. If there is that option, they’ll ask you to confirm a few things like your number etc…
This option work at the carrier level, so, you don’t have to change any settings, even when you use another device with the same number. However, there are some cons for using this technology, in reality, some phone carrier may charge you an extra fee for enabling the service for you. So, we recommend visiting your official phone provider website, read their guides, frequently asked questions section and you’ll find more details.
These are the best tools and settings that let you make your number private when you call a person. So no one can know or see your real number and that’s helpful for all. If you’ve used other ways, we’ll be happy to read your email or comment and try what worked for you.