How Do I Hide My Number On iPhone? How To Make Anonymous Calls!

You need to make a phone call, but you don’t want to give out your phone number. “How do I hide my number on my iPhone!?” you wonder. In this article, I’ll show you how to hide your number on your iPhone so you can make anonymous phone calls!

How To Hide Your Number On iPhone When Making Calls

There are two ways to hide your number on your iPhone when you make calls. The first way is to go into the Settings app and tap Phone. Next, tap Show My Caller ID and turn off the switch next to Show My Caller ID. You’ll know the switch is off when it’s gray and positioned to the left.

It’s important to note that some wireless carriers don’t give you this option on the iPhone itself, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see Show My Caller ID in the Settings app of your iPhone. Some carriers, such as Verizon and Virgin Mobile, make you set this up online or by calling their support team.

You can also hide your number on your iPhone when making individual calls by dialing the shortcode *67 before dialing an actual phone number.

67 shortcode

Getting A Second Phone Number

If hiding your number isn’t enough, you can get a second phone number using the Hushed App. For just $25, you can get a second phone number for life which will help you protect your primary, personal phone number.

To take advantage of this amazing offer, sign up for Hushed and use the code HA25 to get yourself a second phone number. This will help you hide your number on your iPhone for good!

Anonymous Calling Made Easy!

You’ve successfully set up your iPhone to make calls anonymously! Now you know exactly how to hide your number on iPhone or get a second phone number if you desire. Feel free to leave us a comment down below to let us know what you think of Hushed!

Thanks for reading,
David L.

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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12 days ago

When I go to “phone” it doesn’t have a “show my caller ID”

Goney Tonsa
3 months ago

@David Lynch, thanks for sharing the hack! It worked for me.

6 months ago

Thank you so much for the caller ID hide info!! And about David Lynch I did not know about that or him however I do know a David Lynch I wonder if it’s the same person anyway again you get five stars from me thank you so much!!!

Badu Peter
8 months ago

After adding the *67, it says the number you’re calling is a wrong number.
Where as the caller Id cannot turn off.
It’s faded marked on Iphone 6

Denise McNaughton
9 months ago

How do I make my iPhone Not show up as private?

10 months ago

Hello. *67 dialing worked. But how I do I turn it off now? Reverse it? Thanks. Please help 🙁

8 months ago
Reply to  Rauana

*67 only works for the immediate phone call then resets to Show Caller ID for the next call.

Theodore Jansen
11 months ago

About the second SIM card that you talk about for AUD $25: how do I install it into my iPhone 7 Plus. Is the second SIM just a suggestion for iPhone 8 onward?

1 year ago

How can I block my iPhone number from an incoming call?

1 year ago

Does this work in the U.K.?

Mary Popopen
1 year ago

It does not have that feature in any app on my iPhone.

1 year ago

Thank you, David & David. You made it so easy and user-friendly. Great!

1 year ago

Thought it was #31# not *67* cause now I am confused you answered one question here with a different number than your post above shows

Colin Boyd
1 year ago
Reply to  Allprohardin

Sorry about the confusion! I’d suggest using the code *67 before dialing a number if you would like to make an anonymous phone call. Hope this helps!

1 year ago
Reply to  Colin Boyd

*67 doesnt work on iPhones anymore. Nor do they have hide my number anymore.

Colin Boyd
1 year ago
Reply to  jeti

Thanks for the heads up, Jeti! I’ll look into that.

Sandi Turner
1 year ago

Can you send anonymous texts from your iPhone 8

1 year ago

My iPhone 11 does not have the option in settings to block my number when call someone

Colin Boyd
1 year ago
Reply to  Christina

Hi Christina, that makes sense. You can block other people’s numbers in Settings, but you can’t disable Caller ID for your number. You need to do that either through your carrier or using a code like *67 when you make calls.

1 year ago

#31# did not work on my iPhone X. Call my home number and it still show my cell number on the caller ID.

Liam Shotwell
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Try #67#?

2 years ago

how do I make my number private?

2 years ago

Thank you for you, David L.

Anonymous text from iPhone
2 years ago

How do you send an Anonymous text from iPhone

2 years ago

How do I hide my number and I want no caller id

2 years ago

*67 didn’t work neither did #31#

2 years ago

Does this hide your number from 1-800 numbers ?

2 years ago

Show my caller id is not my caller id is on but not off

Liam Shotwell
2 years ago
Reply to  alex

You may not be able to turn off Show My Caller ID due to carrier restrictions. Contact your carrier or check their website to see if you can turn this setting off in your account. Alternatively, you can use #31# when dialing a number to hide your iPhone number for individual calls.

2 years ago
Reply to  Liam Shotwell

Just tried this on my Verizon iPhone…called my home phone and my cell number shows up on caller ID.
Next solution?

Liam Shotwell
2 years ago
Reply to  Michael

I remember from a long time ago dialing *67 before typing the rest of the number that you’re calling should make you appear as “blocked” or “private number”. Can’t recall if it still works but might be worth a shot.

2 years ago
Reply to  Liam Shotwell

That works! Thank you!

Liam Shotwell
2 years ago
Reply to  Deb

Glad we could help! ?