When we want to call someone in Nigeria, we may decide to hide our phone number. The reasons for doing this vary. When you hide your phone number, the receiver sees a Private Number or Unknown Caller. This simply means you have chosen to hide your number whether you are conscious of it or not.

Whether you’re trying to hide your phone number to avoid being called back or to prevent someone from knowing it’s you that’s calling, there are two ways to hide your phone number from being shown on the receiver’s phone. You can temporarily hide your number for just one person or hide it from everyone.

How To Temporarily Hide Your Phone Number In Nigeria.

For MTN, AIRTEL, GLO and Etisalat users, you can temporarily hide your phone number by adding a prefix code to the number you want to call. The prefix code is #31#. The code can work on any phone irrespective of the manufacturer (HTC, NOKIA, Infinix, Tecno etc).

Add the prefix code together with the number you want to call.
For example. I want to call 07030003030 but I don’t want my phone number visible to the caller. To hide my phone number, I will add #31# to the number I want to call.
Dial: #31#07030003030

The receiver will see a Private Number or Unknown Caller.

How To Hide Your Phone Number For Everyone in Nigeria

Whether you are using MTN, AIRTEL, GLO or Etisalat, TMOBILE and the likes, the SIM you are using does not really matter. The only thing I think might matter is the Android version of your phone. If you are using the latest version, then this guide will be of great help. If however, you are using a lesser version, you may go through this guide and use wisdom to find your way out.

Step 1: Locate the “Dial” or “Phone” icon on your phone. When you click on the icon, you will see a recent list of your calls also called Call Log.

Step: 2: Now, locate the vertical 3 dots icon at the top right corner of your screen and click. See the image below.

Step 3: A menu with different options will appear. Click on Settings

Step 4: After you click on the settings, you will see another menu. On the menu, locate and click Calling accounts

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Step 4: Another menu appears. If you use two SIMS, click on the SIM you want to remove or disable the private number.

Step 5: Another menu will appear. Locate and click on Additional settings

Step 6: Another menu will appear. Locate and click on Caller ID

Step 7: A menu will pop up. Locate and click on Hide Number.

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Please note: This option will hide your number when you call anyone. Your phone number will display an Unknown Caller or Private number on the receiver’s phone… Learn how to remove private numbers on your phone

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