How to Block Your Cell Phone Number
Why Block Your Cell Phone Number?
When making calls from your cell phone there may be times when you want to keep your number private. Whether you’re safeguarding your personal information or maintaining privacy in certain situations blocking your cell phone number can be a useful tool. In this article we will discuss various methods to block your cell phone number.
Method 1: Using Phone Settings
Step 1: Open Phone Settings
To block your cell phone number directly from your device first open the Settings app on your phone. The location of the settings may vary depending on your smartphone’s operating system.
Step 2: Click on the “Calls” or “Phone” Option
After opening the Settings app look for an option related to phone calls which might be labeled as “Calls” or “Phone.” Tap on this option to proceed.
Step 3: Select “Additional Settings” or “Advanced Settings”
Within the “Calls” or “Phone” settings you may find an option called “Additional Settings” or “Advanced Settings”. Tap on this option to access further call-related settings.
Step 4: Choose the “Caller ID” or “Show My Caller ID” Option
Inside the Additional Settings or Advanced Settings you should see an option labeled “Caller ID” or “Show My Caller ID.” Tap on this option to proceed to the next step.
Step 5: Disable or Hide Caller ID
Within the Caller ID or Show My Caller ID settings you can select “Disable” or “Hide” option to prevent your phone number from being shown to the recipient of your calls. It is important to note that some smartphones may not offer this functionality natively.
Method 2: Use a Dialing Code
Step 1: Open the Phone Dialer
If the first method doesn’t work or is not available on your phone you can use a dialing code to block your cell phone number. Open the Phone Dialer app on your device.
Step 2: Dial the Code
Once you have the dialer open enter the code for your country or region. In the United States Canada the code is *67. After dialing the code follow it by the recipient’s phone number. For example if the number you want to call is 123-456-7890 you would dial *67-123-456-7890.
Step 3: Initiate the Call
After entering the dialing code the recipient’s phone number tap the Call button to initiate the call. Your cell phone number will be blocked for this specific call only.
Blocking your cell phone number is a simple effective way to maintain privacy or prevent your number from being disclosed in certain situations. By using the phone settings or a dialing code you can easily hide your cell phone number during outgoing calls. Remember to follow the specific instructions for your device consult your phone’s user manual if needed.