How to Make Your Number Private on iPhone

Charlotte Daniels

iPhone, Tutorials

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to make your number private on your iPhone. Privacy is a significant concern for many people, and by following these simple steps, you can ensure that your phone number remains private when making calls.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. This icon looks like a gearwheel and is usually found on the first page of your apps.

Step 2: Scroll Down and Tap “Phone”

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down until you find the “Phone” option. It is usually located towards the middle of the list of options.

Step 3: Tap “Show My Caller ID”

In the Phone settings menu, locate and tap on the “Show My Caller ID” option. This will open a new screen with additional settings related to caller identification.

Step 4: Disable Caller ID

On the “Show My Caller ID” screen, you will see a toggle switch next to the option. By default, this switch is turned on, indicating that your caller ID is visible to others when making calls from your iPhone.

To make your number private, simply tap on the switch to disable it. The toggle should turn gray when it is disabled.

  • Note: Disabling caller ID will prevent others from seeing your phone number when you call them. However, keep in mind that some carriers may not support this feature or may charge an additional fee for enabling it.
  • Note: If you have multiple phone numbers associated with your iPhone (e.g., dual SIM), make sure to repeat the steps above for each number individually.

Step 5: Make a Test Call

Once you have disabled caller ID, it is advisable to make a test call to ensure that your number is now private. You can call a trusted friend or family member and ask them if they see your phone number displayed on their caller ID. If they confirm that your number is no longer visible, then you have successfully made your number private on your iPhone.


Making your number private on an iPhone is a straightforward process. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can ensure that your phone number remains hidden when making calls, providing an added layer of privacy and security.

Remember: Disabling caller ID may not be available or free on all carriers, so it’s best to check with your service provider for any applicable charges or limitations.

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