Most users will dial *67 before calling any number in which they don’t want the receiving end to know the originating phone number to, it’s the oldest trick in the book. However, if you’re wanting to stay completely off the grid, there’s a way to do it to all calls, that way you never have to dial *67 ever again.
Follow along to learn how…
iPhone: How to hide Caller ID
- Fire up Settings > Phone > Show Caller ID.
- Wait a few seconds, and flip the switch into the off position.
Caller ID uses the information you give to your carrier. So, when you call another mobile device it will try its best to give out your name along with the phone number. However, sometimes (especially with family accounts) this information may be inaccurate because the carrier uses the primary account holder’s name.
If you’d like to change your Caller ID name, contact your carrier. Otherwise, you could easily disable Caller ID. However, you’ll now show up as “Unknown Caller” to others.
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