How To Activate a Private Number

How To Activate a Private Number

What is Private Number?

A private number is when a caller intentionally blocks their number from showing on caller ID. They’re used to hide the identity of callers, and they can appear on your phone as ‘Private Caller’, ‘Restricted’, ‘Blocked’, ‘No Caller ID’, or other similar variations.

How To Activate a Private Number

  1. Start the Phone app.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Calls and then tap Additional settings.
  4. Turn off Caller ID by swiping the button to the left.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make my number private?

To block your number on Android:

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Open the Menu.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click on Call settings.
  5. Click on Additional settings.
  6. Click on Caller ID.
  7. Choose Hide number and your number will be hidden.

How do I make my MTN number private?

How to hide number on Android

  1. Open the Phone app and select Settings (often the three dots on the top right corner).
  2. Select Call Settings or Call (depending on the Android version).
  3. Select Additional settings.
  4. Press on Caller ID.
  5. Choose hide number from the three options.

What is the 31 code for private numbers?

If your phone is on a GSM network (e.g., most Androids), you can always dial #31# to block your caller ID.

How do I make my number private on SMS?

  1. Open the phone app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner.
  3. Select ‘Settings’.
  4. Open ‘Call Settings’.
  5. Select the SIM card you’re using.
  6. Go to ‘Additional Settings’.
  7. Tap on ‘Caller ID’.
  8. Select ‘Hide number.

What does * 31 mean in MTN?

*31# – Outgoing Caller ID Service Enable(suppressing the transmission of caller’s phone number (CLIR)) #31# – Outgoing Caller ID Service Disable, this will solve the problem. So no need for the factory reset of the mobile. 243. 63.

Why is my MTN number showing private number when I call?

Go to your Phone Settings. Tap on ‘Phone’ Tap on ‘Call Blocking & Identification’ > Show My Caller Id and toggle it on.

Can I text from a private number?

Can you send a text anonymously? The simple answer is yes. But to send an anonymous text, you’ll need to use a third-party service, whether it’s a VoIP service, an app or a website.

How do I unhide my number with code?

Just dial *#31# and you will be able to use calling features again.

What causes a number to be private?

The information about the number that is calling you is sent to your phone/tablet by your carrier. If the carrier does not send this information, the incoming call will be displayed as being from a private number.

How do I turn off outgoing caller ID on MTN?

If you are wanting to hide your number when you call I do know that if you dial *67 before you dial a number your number will be seen as private/restricted/ unknown.