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How to hide phone number on Android

22 mayo, 2021

Probably, on more than one occasion you have needed call with hidden number from your phone. The reasons can be very diverse, starting from the simple fact that you do not want the recipient to have your number and can save it to contact you in the future, thus avoiding having to block it later.

Hide your phone number on Android en really simple Since all manufacturers offer the option to do so from the device Settings. But if you want to hide only once, you can also do it by simply dialing a code before the phone number in question. We explain how.

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Hide your number on Android

Android calls

To call with a hidden number you must follow a few simple steps and, once done, your number will always be hidden, so when you make a call the receiver will not be able to identify your number. If you want to reverse the process, just follow the same route that we propose below and, in the last step, activate the option “Show number”.

Thus, to hide your number you must go to the phone app. Although the route to follow may vary slightly from one smartphone to another, the steps are as follows:

  1. Open the Phone app (from which you make the calls).
  2. Click on the three dots located vertically in the upper right corner. If you are using the Google phone app, open the side panel.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. Click on “More Settings”. Instead you can also find the option “Additional settings”.
  5. Find “Show my caller ID” and click on it.
  6. Choose “Hide number”.

Individual calls

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If instead of changing the general settings to hide your number in all calls, you only want to do it on a specific occasion, you can use a code in the phone app that will allow you to hide it for that call in question.

This code varies depending on the country and, in the case of Spain, is # 31 # followed by the number you want to call. Thus, if you are in Spain and want to call 123456 with a hidden number, you will have to dial # 31 # 123456 and the receptionist will receive the call, but they will not know who it is until they pick up the phone.