How to hide your caller ID on Android and iOS

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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