How to hide your caller ID on Android and iOS
Well, there exist certain occasions when one would desire to remain anonymous while making a phone call. Thus, a feature that can be found on almost any phone allows you to do so by hiding your Caller ID. This prevents the receiving party from identifying them. It's handy and useful, but as common sense suggests, your right to remain anonymous while calling someone should not be abused or misused.
Most of you probably know a specific way to hide their numbers from days of old - by dialing *67, followed by the number of the person you wish to call in an anonymous fashion. You have to do this every time you want to hide your Caller ID, which means that if you are looking for a more convenient way to keep a low profile, you should use your phone's Caller ID-hiding capabilities. We'll show you how to hide to do this on two of the most popular mobile platforms – we are talking about iOS and Android, of course.
Be aware that you'll be able to hide your Caller ID only if your carrier supports this.
Hiding your Caller ID on iOS
1. Open Settings and scroll down to the Phone tab
2. Tap on the Show Caller ID option a little below
3. By default, Caller ID is usually turned on
4. Leave it be or turn it off. Voila, you're done!
Hiding your Caller ID on Android
1. Open your Phone app and enter the Settings menu
2. Now, tap on Call Settings
3. Scroll down to Additional settings
4. Here it is, the Caller ID we're looking for! Tap on it
5. Enable/disable Caller ID as per your liking
1. AfterShock (Posts: 2801; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Did you clump Android in here so the other group didn't feel singled out so much?
2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5423; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
There are two more groups that were left out, Windows Phone and BlackBerry. Do you feel the cold wind? Do you feel the loneliness? Do you feel the feeling of being left out? Yes, I feel it. Android and iOS are the only two that are on PA's mind, sad.
3. PapaSmurf (limited) (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Because they're the most popular with over 92% market share....dot.
4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3222; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Ouch, looks like someone is hurt :(
What if WP and BB don't support this feature? Do you expect PA to do some sort of magic?
7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Is it me or does Android L just look so much nicer than iOS?
Also why not show how to do in on KitKat since Android L isn't released yet to the masses? Is this guy trying to be cute?
6. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
some operators wont allow it. and making a call after hiding your number always fails
8. gigaraga (Posts: 932; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Almost forgot how to do it. Thanks for sharing.