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How to call with hidden number on Android and iPhone

Whether dealing with an online dating account or returning a work call from your personal phone, it is true that there are times when it makes sense to keep our mobile phone number private. It’s not complicated and fortunately there are several options for both Android and iPhone devices .

Well, regardless of the mobile operating system, it is possible to make hidden calls so that the person we are calling cannot see who is trying to contact them. Instead of the mobile number, “Hidden number” , “Unknown” or “Hidden call” will appear on your screen.

Call with hidden number sporadically

To make a single call with a hidden number we will have to write the prefix # 31 # (for Spain) before the telephone number of the contact we want to call. For example, # 31 # 12345678. In this way, our phone number will not be displayed but the receiver will receive the call. You won’t know who it is until you pick up the phone. We can apply this function on both Android and iOS.

Call with hidden number by default

If we want to call with a permanently hidden number, the way we do it changes.

In iOs , we will have to access Settings → Phone → Show caller ID. We will deactivate this option to activate the hidden mode permanently. If we want to recover the previous state of calls, that is, to show our phone number again, it is as simple as following this route again and activating “Show caller ID”.

In Android the way to do it is similar. We will have to access Settings → Advanced device features → Show my caller ID → Hide Number. We will select this option from the route to call with a hidden number by default. In the same way as in iOS, if we want the phone number to appear again on the screen of our contacts, we will follow the same route explained above and select “Show Number”.

Other forms

You can also contact your mobile service provider and ask them to permanently hide your number . This method could generate some expense and it may not be available in every country on the planet, but it is worth mentioning, since it is the most reliable method to completely hide a number even for those who use applications that allow to show unknown numbers or hidden.

There is another way, more fun, to make it seem that you are calling from a hidden number and that is to pick up the phone of your partner, family member or friend, look for our contact in your Contact Book and change our name to “Hidden number”. If you try to call him, his surprised face and the subsequent explanation will make you have an entertaining time.

There are also even more temporary solutions such as using tools that simulate hidden phone numbers, such as temporary or expired emails. Burner (available both in the browser and as an app for iOS and Android), allows you to use 20 minutes of conversation and 60 text messages for a week for free, but then you need to buy credits to extend the service and buy new numbers . You can even use it to send photos, using Picture Burner.

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