Caller ID – The Ins And Outs

Caller ID – we had a segment on FIVEaa this week , discussing a listeners question on Caller ID.

So I thought I would address it with a post.

Change your caller ID on an Android phone

Blocking your caller ID on an Android phone varies depending on what device you’re using, but the below is a general guide – it will work on most current Android phones including Google’s Pixel range.

  1. Open the Phone app
  2. Tap the three dots to open the menu, then tap ‘Settings’
  3. Tap ‘Calls’
  4. Tap ‘Additional settings’
  5. Tap ‘Caller ID’, then select whether you want to hide or show your number when calling.

Change your caller ID on an iPhone

Blocking your number on an iPhone is quite straightforward – there’s only one setting that you need to change to decide whether you want your caller ID displayed when you’re making a phone call.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Tap ‘Phone’
  3. Tap ‘Show my Caller ID’ to switch between displaying or hiding your caller ID every time you call.

To check the network default setting, dial * # 3 1 # in the Phone app and tap the call button – you’ll then see a pop-up message that tells you whether your caller ID is restricted or unrestricted by your mobile provider.

Temporary caller ID blocking

  • To block on a call-by-call basis: Dial #31# then the number you’re calling
  • To unblock on a call-by-call basis (if your number is permanently blocked): Dial *31# then the number you’re calling 

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