There are many reasons why you’d want to make a private call. Maybe you’re making a surprise call to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while, or maybe you want to play a prank on your friend. Perhaps, more simply, you just don’t want the person you’re calling to know your number. You have the right to your privacy and personal phone number. Phone companies understand this, and for this reason, it’s incredibly easy to make calls with a private called ID. It doesn’t matter if you own an iPhone or an Android device, you can easily make your called ID private, with a few simple steps.

If you rarely, if ever, want to make private calls, then there’s a simple method you can carry out, to make a phone call private. However, if you’d like to completely hide your called ID for all your calls, you can adjust the settings on your device, in order to hide your caller ID. The process is very easy to carry out, and will only require a few moments of your time. In order to get started and learn how you can make your called ID private, follow the simple instructions below.

Make Phone Call Private on Any Phone

Believe it or not, the method below will work on any phone, whether Android or iPhone. This method will even work on landlines. This is a full proof method, that works with a code. In order to get started, and learn how you can make a phone call private, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Navigate to your keypad.

2. Enter *67.

3. After entering *67, enter the phone number that you would like to dial.

It’s as simple as that. When you enter the *67 code before a phone call, your number won’t be sent to the person you’re trying to contact. Please note that if you’re making a long-distance call, then after *67, you must input a 1, followed by the area code, and the number of the person you’re trying to contact.

The method above is best to carry out if you don’t make private calls often, and would rather not change your phones settings in order to make all of your calls private. However, if you do prefer to make your caller ID private for every call you make, you can easily do so, by following the guidelines below.

Make Called ID Private on Your iPhone

If you want to make your caller ID private on your iPhone, the process is very easy to carry out, and will only require a few moments of your time. Believe it or not, the feature is built-in on your phone. There’s no need to download any third-party application or tool, in order to make your called ID private. All you need to do is adjust the settings on your device. In order to get started, and learn how you can make private calls with your iPhone, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Launch the Settings application on your iPhone. The app has a grey background with an icon of a gear on it.

2. Tap on Phone.

Show my Caller ID

3. Tap on Show my Caller ID.

4. You will now see a toggle button labeled Show My Caller ID. Click on the toggle button in order to disable the option. The toggle button should no longer be green, when the option is disabled.

It’s as simple as that. You’ve now hidden your called ID, and your phone number will be private, by default. Please keep in mind that if you use Verizon, you don’t have this capability, unfortunately. If you ever wish to show your caller ID once again, all you need to do is follow the instructions above, and enable the toggle button. The button should be green, when the option is enabled.

Make Called ID Private on Your Android Device

If you own an Android device, the process to hide your caller ID is very simple to carry out, and only requires a few moments of your time. If you’d like to make your caller ID private at all times on your Android device, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Navigate to the Settings application on your Android device.

2. Tap on More Settings or Additional Settings, depending on the model of your Android device.

3. Tap on Caller ID.

4. There will be a toggle button labeled Hide Number. Tap on the button in order to hide your called ID.

It’s as simple as that. You’re all done. You’ve now hidden your caller ID on your Android device. As you can see the process was very easy to carry out and only required a few moments of your time. You can change this setting, any time you’d like to do so.