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How to make your number private on your Android phone

Your Android phone, such as a Samsung Galaxy S24 or OnePlus 12, is primarily a phone. If you want to keep your phone number private, there are different methods to do so. You can make your number private for a specific call or for all calls you make in the future. Let's take a look at how it works.




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These directions are for Android phones with a cellular connection, and not for making calls through third-party services like Google Voice using Wi-Fi. With that out of the way, let's get started.

A person making a phone call on a Samsung Galaxy S24 in a car.
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How to block your phone number for your current call

If you wish to only block your number for the call you're about to make, these are the directions to follow.

Step 1: First, open the Phone app on your Android device.

Step 2: Type 67 followed by the phone number of the person you wish to call. For example, if the number is 555-555-5555, you'd type, "675555555555."

Step 3: Tap Call to make the call.

Screenshot showing how to block your phone number before making one call on an Android device.
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How to block your phone number for every call

If you don't want anyone to see your phone number when making calls, you can follow these directions.

Step 1: On your Android phone, select the Phone app.

Step 2: Next, choose the three-dot icon at the top right.

Step 3: Select Settings.

Step 4: On the next page, tap Calling Accounts. It might say Calls on your phone.

Step 5: Choose your SIM card and then tap Additional Settings. It could say Supplementary settings on your phone.

Step 6: Select Caller ID.

Step 7: Finally, choose Hide number on the pop-up menu.

Step 8: If you don't see these options on your Android-based phone, it's because your carrier requires you to do it another way. For example, for Verizon customers, you need to use the My Verizon app. If you're an AT&T customer, you must contact AT&T directly.

And that's all there is to it! Follow these steps as described, and you'll be turning your phone number private in no time at all.

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Bryan M. Wolfe has over a decade of experience as a technology writer. He writes about mobile.
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