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How to hide your caller ID on Android and iOS

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How to hide your caller ID on Android and iOS
Have you ever wanted to prank your friends by fooling them into thinking that someone else is calling on the phone instead of you? Or you've felt the need to call someone who wouldn't pick up the phone if they knew it was you trying to reach them in the first place?

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.



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posted on 14 Aug 2014, 08:04 1

1. AfterShock (Posts: 2812; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Did you clump Android in here so the other group didn't feel singled out so much?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 08:11 3

2. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; 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.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 08:18 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8665; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Because they're the most popular with over 92% market share....dot.

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 09:28 3

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3418; 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?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 11:58 2

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4185; 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?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 18:55

9. javy108 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Ur right c:

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:27 1

5. Cynaraos (Posts: 13; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Peter; are you sure you know your memes?

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 10:37 1

6. dratomic (Posts: 463; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


some operators wont allow it. and making a call after hiding your number always fails

posted on 14 Aug 2014, 17:30

8. gigaraga (Posts: 1220; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Almost forgot how to do it. Thanks for sharing.

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