How to Make Your Mobile Phone Number as Private Number

Do you know that there are many benefits for not having your number shown to the person you are calling? 

We just have to make it visible as a Private Number. Imagine you can stall your friends or scare the hell out of them with such a trick. 

If you make your number Private, the person you are calling can’t be able to see your number but if they call you, you can see their numbers.

How you can make your mobile number appear as private:

  • First, let us learn about how to enable Private Number Service and some prerequisites.
  • Your mobile phone should have the option to block caller ID. Most phones have this option.
  • Your mobile operator should allow it. Generally, mobile operators in India do not permit private numbers.
  • Mobile operators do take a special amount of charge for activating private numbers.
  • For more details and activation, contact your customer care.
  • Mostly, this service is not available to prepaid users, but few networks might allow it.
After you have these priors sorted out, then you need to hide your caller ID from your phone using the above method you can hide it from your device’s settings. 

If you have activated the private caller ID service then you can also use it for occasional calling. 

Imagine you have to call xxx-xxx-xxxx then before calling you can simply add the code *31# to the mobile number to block your caller ID then your dialer should call- *31#xxx-xxx-xxxx.

There are three options for hiding one’s phone number and making a private call.

1. Use Caller ID Blocking Prefix:

The caller ID blocking prefix is different for all or possibly the same for some countries. In many countries, you can enter a code before you dial a number and your phone number will be blocked from appearing on the recipient’s caller ID. 

The code varies depending on your country and your service provider, and remember, it is not possible to block in all countries. In India, the prefix is *31#. 

Enter the prefix, followed by the number you are dialing. For example, if you are in India and want to call xxx-xxx-xxxx, you would enter *31#xxxxxxxxxx.

North America: *67 or #31#
Albania, Australia, Denmark, Greece, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway: #31#
Argentina, Iceland, Switzerland, South Africa: *31*
Germany: *31# or #31#
Hong Kong: 133
Japan: 184, 
UK, Ireland: 141, 
New Zealand: 0197 (Telecom) or *67 (Vodafone)
Australia: 1831 or #31#
India: *31#

Countries not listed here, chances are you can use either *67 or #31#.

2. Permanent Caller ID Blocking:

If you want to hide your caller ID for all of your phone calls, you can contact your carrier and set up permanent Caller ID blocking. 

There is typically a charge for this, and the charges and terms will vary from carrier to carrier.

Most pre-paid plans cannot enable permanent Caller ID blocking.

India users need to enable Caller ID blocking before they can use the blocking prefix.

3. Hide your Number through your Device Settings:

Many phones allow you to block your Caller ID information by changing the phone’s settings. 

If your phone does not have the option to do this, then it is not allowed by your carrier, and you will have to try one of the previous steps.
  • Android 4.1 & later: Open the Phone app > Menu > Call settings > Caller ID > Hide number.
  • iPhone: Open the Settings app > Phone > Show My Caller ID > Toggle the slider to OFF.
  • Windows: Open the Phone app > More button (…) > Settings > Show my caller ID to > No one/My contacts.

Drawbacks of Activating Private Number Service:

  • Some people have Anonymous Call Rejection enabled, which means your call will not be able to complete unless you call from an unblocked number.
  • If you want to make an unblocked call after setting up a block on all your outgoing calls, you will need to enter the unblocking prefix before the phone number. In India, this prefix is not specified so you can use *31# as most GSM networks use this.
That’s how you can make your mobile number a Private Number. If you guys know some other tricks to change the number into Private, share them with us in the comments section below.

I hope this article helps you to increase your privacy and security. If any of the methods are not working for your network, let us know in the below comments. We will try to help you as soon as possible.

Use this application if you want to keep your number private

IndyCall – Free calls to India FREE Calls Apps can be downloaded for free from the Android Users Play Store. This app stops 65MB of space in the Moto X Play handset. 

This app prevents different spaces on each phone. This app can be installed on the Android version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its upgrade version. 

This application has so far installed more than 5 million people. No installation is required after installing the app. Taking this application often from the phone cannot even be a phone. 

So to call this app you have to do two to three or more trials.

By calling this app, instead of your original number, the other person appears in front of the person. Often friends use such apps for a joke. 

But let us tell you that these apps can be dangerous for people. We are telling you about an application that you should be careful about.

Women can use this app if they want to call a new number. The special thing about the app is that every time a call will appear, a new number will appear. 

Another nice thing is that the call may not return to this number. Truecaller also cannot find calls made from the IndyCall app. 

Not only that, but Truecaller also shows the number of different city-states in the details of the phones made by these apps, but cannot display your original number.

Hope you like the post, if you have any queries related to this post please feel free to ask in the comment section.

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