Change Samsung phone number to private

Last modified : Apr 08. 2019

If you don't want to share your phone number or want to keep your details private when making phone calls, you can stop your device from sending your Caller ID (phone number, display picture, etc.) when making outgoing calls. The receiver of the phone call will see Private Number if this feature is configured properly. It's an easy setting to change in the Phone app, and once you've set your Caller ID to be hidden, it will stay hidden until you choose to display your phone number once more.

Change Outgoing Caller ID settings: Android OS 7.0 & 8.0Click to Expand

The steps below are taken from Android OS 8, and will work for devices running OS 7. For devices running older operating systems the menu path to change the Caller ID settings will be closer to the following:

Phone app > 3 dot menu (or MORE) > Settings > Call > More Settings > Caller ID

1 On your Home Screen, tap on the Phone App.
Home Screen
2 Tap on More Options (the three dots) > Settings.
More Options
3 Scroll down until you see More settings and tap on More settings.
4 Tap on Show my caller ID and select from the below options:
More Options

Network default: selects the option that your network carrier has implemented as their default.

Hide Number: does not send Caller ID information to call receiver.

Show Number: Sends Caller ID information to call receiver. 

Change Outgoing Caller ID settings: Android OS 9.0 Click to Expand

The Show Caller ID settings are found with the following menu path:

1 Phone app > 3 dot Menu Button > Settings
2 Select Supplementary Services
select supplementary services
3 Tap on Show my caller ID
show my caller ID
4 Select your preferred caller ID option.
show my caller ID

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