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This is how you can stop your number from showing up on caller ID

If you don’t want your number to show when you’re ringing someone, there are ways of getting around that.

CALLER ID IS a handy feature to have on your phone, but while it’s great to know who exactly is calling you, you might not want to keep your number private for a short time (or indefinitely).

If you ever need to turn it off, all of the major phones support it. Here is how you can activate it for each one.


Go into Settings > Phone > Show my Caller ID and you can turn it off.



Go into the phone app and tap the options icon at the top right-hand corner (the three dots). Go into settings and look for Additional Settings.

Here you will find the Caller ID option as well as the option to turn off call waiting.


Windows Phone

Go into the phone app and tap on more at the bottom right-hand corner. Tap on settings (if you’re not brought straight to phone options, look for a phone settings option and tap on that), and scroll down the menu.

You will see Show my Caller ID where you can choose to let everyone see your number, nobody, or just your contacts.


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Quinton O'Reilly

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