Caller IDs are an excellent way to announce to someone that who’s calling. However, at times, you would want to keep your identity a secret for unnumbered reasons. It happens, no judgement. However, with the caller ID feature of the iPhone, the recipient of your call is bound to see your number glaring right at their face. And if they have an app that can display the owner of the number too, then you are most likely screwed if you wanted to place a private call.
Thankfully, the caller ID feature of the iPhone comes with an option of disabling it. Once you have disabled your called ID, your number will become hidden from the person you are calling. How does this miracle happen? Allow me to expound the methodology of disabling your caller ID.
2 Ways to Block Called ID on iPhone
Disabling the caller ID:
To block your number on an iPhone, go to the settings. Scroll down, down, further down.. to a tab that says “Phone”. Click on the tab. From here, you can make unnumbered changes on the default settings of your phone. Locate the tab that says “show my caller ID”. You will find this tab under the “calls” particular of the Phone. Once you click on it, you will have the option to enable or disable your caller ID.
By default, the caller ID will be enabled. You can disable it by clicking on the green button. Voila! You are all done. By disabling this feature, you will be able to place private calls and the other person would not be able to see your number.
Using a code to hide Caller ID
The above-mentioned method will hide your number from all the calls you place. But what if you want to hide your number from one particular person on one specific occasion? This can be easily done as well, if you know the steps. To hide your number for just one time, you will have to enter a specific code before typing in the number of the recipient of the call.
Not only is this method useful to iPhone users, but Android and even landline users can have a good-day with this feature. To do this type ‘*67’ followed by the number of the recipient. Calling someone using this code before their number will hide your number and the only thing your recipient can see is ‘no caller ID’. The same code could be entered whilst calling via landline and your landline number will be blocked.
At times, we want to place some private calls and thus, do not want the recipient of the call know whose calling. In such a case, instead of using another cell, you could easily place a private call and have your identity remain hidden. The 2 ways that I just elaborated are perfect methods of blocking your number whilst placing a call to someone, for one-time purpose or for all times. Now that you know the big secret, you are all set to make private calls!