Here's how to turn Google's Caller ID on and off in Android 5.0 Lollipop

Here's how to turn Google's Caller ID on and off in Android 5.0 Lollipop
If you are currently running a stock or almost-stock version of Android Lollipop or KitKat, you might have noticed that receiving a phone call from a number that's not in your contact list or dialing a number that is, once again, not among the ones you have saved, might have made one of Google's fairly-new call-related features to pop up. 

We are talking about Caller ID by Google, a feature that aims to provide you with the name of the person or organization that you're trying to get in contact with, or vice versa. On paper, this sounds like one of the better things that have enriched the functionality of the Android dialer app (let's be honest, it's not among your phone's features that get awesome new features every few months). In order for Caller ID by Google to work properly, you have to give it the green light in the Google account settings page. 

Well, what if you don't want to have Caller ID turned on, you can easily turn it off . Here's how:

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5 Comments

1. hightower8655

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Probably a dumb question but is this free? Does it require a monthly subscription? Thanks.

4. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

It's free!

2. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

it needs a data connection. and that means, it is not for everyone.

3. HildyJ

Posts: 344; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The Google Dialer is the only app that supports this. If you have a Nexus, it's installed. Otherwise you need to root your phone and install it yourself. Almost pure Lollipop (like my Moto X 2nd gen Pure Edition) doesn't have it.

5. Azure01

Posts: 127; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Does it work as good as that caller name id app that comes with at&t?

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