We are going to explain how to make calls from a hidden number, both on Android phones and iPhones. It is a method with which your interlocutor will not be able to see your telephone number when you call him, and therefore neither know that it is you nor return your call or later save your telephone number in the directory.
Hiding this number is really not as difficult as it seems, since all mobiles offer the possibility of doing it in their configuration. We are going to explain three methods, starting with how to configure it on Android. Then we will tell you how to do it also on iOS, and we will end by telling you the codes that you can dial when typing the number you are going to call to hide your number in a specific call that you are going to make.
How to make calls from hidden number on Android
On Android, the option to configure calls with a hidden number may vary depending on the device, although they are always in the phone application. We go from the Google Phone application, where when you are on the main screen you have to click on the three-point button that you have at the top right.
When you press the button with the three dots, a menu with options will open. In this menu, click on the Settings option to enter the application and call settings.
Once you are in the call settings, you will see many different options. In this menu, you have to click on the More settings option. If the calling application is different, the option may have a different name, such as Additional services in the case of Samsung mobiles.
Once you are in the More settings menu, or the name of the one that the manufacturer of your mobile has used in its calling application for additional options, click on the option Show my caller ID that will appear at the top.
When you click on the option Show my caller ID, a window will open with the options to hide the number or show it. In this window, click on the option Hide number, and voila, from now on you can make calls with a hidden number until you return to this menu to indicate otherwise.
How to make calls from hidden number on iPhone
On iOS, the process is even faster. If you have an iPhone, the first thing you have to do is go to the device’s Settings and click on the Phone option to enter the call function settings.
Once you enter the phone settings, you have to click on the option Show caller ID, which is the last option that will appear in the Calls section that you will see almost at the top.
You will go to a screen where you only have one option, so there is no place to get lost either. Here, disable the Show Caller ID option by clicking on the button on the right until the lever is turned to the left of the button. And voila, from now on you can make calls with a hidden number until you return to this menu to indicate otherwise.
Codes to call with hidden number
In addition to the changes in the configuration of the device, there are a series of codes with which you can make calls with a hidden number without entangling yourself in the phone and directly from the call option. Apply them, go to the Phone application and enter the section where you dial the number to call.
First, we will teach you the code to call with a hidden number in a single call. This code varies depending on the country, but in the case of Spain, it is # 31 # followed by the number you are going to call. For example, if you are going to call “111222333”, the number to dial is “# 31 # 111222333”, without the quotes. The caller will receive the call, but the number will be hidden. You can also save this number in the phonebook with the code so that you always call him with a hidden call.
In addition, you also have this other series of codes: * If you press * 31 # and the call button, you permanently activate the hiding of calls. * If you press # 31 # and the call button, you permanently disable call hiding. * If you press # 31 # followed by the number, you activate call hiding for only one call.