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Hiding your number when calling from an Android phone

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/13

Via [WayBack] This was well hidden outside the regular Anrdoid settings I was trying at first. You need to start with the stock Android phone app, then go to settings… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+.

The steps are in the images below, starting from the stock Android phone dialing app.

It helped solving this problem:

[WayBack] Twitter thread

@jpluimers: A friend of mine cannot receive anonymous calls: his #OnePlusOne on @KPNwebcare with latest Android available for it does not ring, not even in safe mode. But calls do appear in recent calls list. This used to work in the past months ago. Any tips?

@KPNwebcare: I suggest he try his SIM-card in a different phone to determine if the problem persists. This helps us figure out if the problem is related to the or our network. If the problem remains then I recommend that your friend contacts us directly!

@jpluimers: OK. I will assist him doing this. Thanks!

@jpluimers: Thanks for the offer. Enjoy your weekend. Somehow it’s the device. To be continued…

@jpluimers: After trying to reset many individual settings, the only thing that worked was a complete phone reset then restore apps from backup. Of course not all apps backup just as well, but that got us 90% with only 10% of manual configuration left. Phew (: And thanks for helping us out.


  1. Open the stock Android phone dialer app
  2.  Select the vertical ellipsis to to go the menu
  3.  Choose “Call settings”
  4.  Choose your SIM card (only needed if you have 2 SIM cards)
  5.  Choose “Additional settings”
  6.  Wait for the screen to update to a dark text
  7.  Choose “Caller ID”
  8.  Switch from “Network default”
  9.  Switch to “Hide number” (the popup will automatically close)
  10. Also automatically, the “Caller ID” value has now changed

Go back all the way to the stock Android Phone app main screen.


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