Many people find themselves in a situation where people refuse to pick up their calls because the caller ID that is, their phone number is not showing. While some devices will show Private Number some will show Unknown Caller. This simply means you have chosen to hide your number whether you are conscious of it or not.
One of my friends had the same issue when she called me. I asked her why her number was hidden and she said many people have complaints but she does not know how to remove or disable the private number. If you are in the same dilemma, you have come to the right page. Mind you, this guide is for Android users.
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.
How to remove private number on your phone
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
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 Network default.
You can decide to click Network default or Show number. With these two options, you can successfully disable to remove the private number on your phone.
Please note: This option does not prevent anyone from calling you will private number but rather, prevents you from unintentionally calling anyone with a private number. Learn how to hide your number while calling