How to Block My Number on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you tired of your phone number being displayed every time you make a call from your Android device? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of blocking your number on Android, so you can maintain your privacy and keep your personal information secure.

Method 1: Using the Phone App

If you want to block your number for a specific call only, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Phone app on your Android device.

  2. Tap the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

  3. Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.

  4. Scroll down and tap on “Calling accounts” or “Additional settings”.

  5. Select “Caller ID” or “Show my Caller ID”.

  6. Choose “Hide number”, “Restricted”, or any similar option available.

  7. Now, when you make a call, your phone number will be blocked and appear as “Private” or “Unknown” to the recipient.

Method 2: Using System Settings

If you want to block your number permanently or change the default setting on your Android device, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1: Open System Settings

    • Option A: Swipe down from the top of your screen to access the notification panel. Tap on the gear-shaped icon to open System Settings.
    • Option B: Go to your app drawer and find the “Settings” app.

      Tap on it to open System Settings.

  2. Step 2: Find Call Settings

    • Scroll down and tap on “Call settings” or “Phone settings”.

    • Depending on your device, you may need to tap on “Advanced” or “Additional settings” to access the call settings.

  3. Step 3: Modify Caller ID Settings

    • Look for the option that says “Caller ID” or “Show my Caller ID”. Tap on it.

    • Note: The exact wording and location of this option may vary depending on your Android device’s manufacturer and operating system version.
  4. Step 4: Hide Your Number

    • Select “Hide number”, “Restricted”, or any similar option available.

    • Note: Some Android devices may have a toggle switch instead of options. Simply toggle it off to block your number.
  5. Step 5: Confirm the Change


    • A pop-up message may appear asking for confirmation. Choose “OK”, “Apply”, or any similar option to save your changes.


    • Note: The pop-up message may not appear on all Android devices. In such cases, your changes will be automatically saved.

That’s it! You have successfully blocked your number on Android. From now on, your phone number will be hidden whenever you make a call.

Remember, blocking your number may not always work in certain situations or with certain recipients. Some emergency services, toll-free numbers, and businesses may still be able to see your phone number. Additionally, if the person you are calling has manually unblocked restricted numbers, they will still see your phone number.

If you want to unblock your number or change the settings back to displaying your caller ID, simply follow the same steps mentioned above and select the appropriate option.

Now that you know how to block your number on Android, you can enjoy making calls without worrying about revealing your phone number. Stay safe and protect your privacy!

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