Would you like to learn how to block your number from showing up on someone’s caller ID? Well, there are a few different ways to do this, one method is temporary and you can do it on a call-by-call basis, and the other method is permanent.
I will explain some various methods for blocking your number. If you would like to temporarily block your number you should know that it only works if you’re calling a person or a business.
You cannot block your phone number when calling emergency services or toll-free numbers.
How To Block Your Number From Caller ID:
Temporarily Block Your Number:
To temporarily block your number from the caller ID of the person that you’re calling you must dial *67 before dialing the phone number that you are about to call.
This will temporarily deactivate the person’s caller ID, instead, “private number” will appear.
Permanently Block Your Number:
The process of permanently blocking your number from the caller ID is a bit more in-depth. To do this, you must call your cell phone provider and ask for a line block.
Once the process is complete, your number will be private, regardless of who you call. However, you must know that this process is permanent and it cannot be reversed.
The main drawback of doing this is the fact that some people do not accept calls from private numbers. Never the less, there is a solution to this, you can dial *82 before dialing a number and it will temporarily make your phone number appear.
How To Block Your Number Through Your Phone’s Settings:
This is another method of blocking your phone number. However, this method isn’t available with all cell phone providers, but it’s available on most of them.
How To Block A Number On An Android:
To block your number on an Android phone you should do the following things:
- Open the Phone app
- Go to Menu
- Go to Settings
- Go to Call Settings
- Go to More Settings
- Go to Caller ID
- Select “Hide number” to block your number
- Select “Network default” or “Show number” to show your number again
How To Block A Phone Number On An iPhone:
To block your number on an iPhone you should do the following things:
- Go to Settings
- Go to Phone
- Go to Show My Caller ID
- Hide or show your number via the toggle switch
If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer this feature will not work for you.