How to hide your number on Nexus 5

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Abstract :
  1. You can use a free, dedicated application.
  2. Or dial #31# and then the recipient's number.
  3. Via the "Settings" menu of your Nexus 5:
    • Press "Calls" and then "Additional/Advanced Settings".
    • Under "Caller ID", check the "Hide Number" option.
  4. You can now call discreetly from your Nexus 5.

How to hide your number on Nexus 5

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How to hide your number on Nexus 5

We’ll show you in this tutorial how to hide your number when you place a call on your Nexus 5. At first, we’ll see how to use your Nexus 5 settings to hide your number.

Then we’ll show you how to use a dialing prefix to not show your number.

Finally, we will discuss applications that may allow you to hide your number on your Nexus 5. We will conclude on the usefulness of hiding your number on your Nexus 5, as well as the possible limits associated with this action.

Set your Nexus 5 settings to hide your number

The first option to hide your number on Nexus 5 is to use the ‘Settings’ menu, available from the main screen of your Nexus 5. Once in this menu, you can go to the ‘Calls’ submenu, then ‘Additional settings’ or ‘Advanced settings’. Once in this section, you will be able to go to the call identification tab or equivalent option of your Nexus 5, normally available as the first choice.

How to hide your number on Nexus 5

From there, you will have the option of checking an option on your smartphone to hide your number.

Validate this option and test it if possible with a relative or a friend.

How to hide your number on Nexus 5

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This will allow you to verify that you are getting a hidden number from your Nexus 5. If this is the case, your Nexus 5 is set to hide your number.

Do not forget to disable this option on your Nexus 5 if you want to display your number again!

Hide your number by dialing a prefix on your Nexus 5

Another option to hide your number on Nexus 5, sometimes not well known, is to use a prefix before each number called.

With this prefix, your operator will know that they must hide your number from your call. This is very handy especially if you only want to hide specific numbers only a few times on your Nexus 5. You just have to dial the prefix specified by your operator to do so. Then just type the usual number of your recipient to hide your number on Nexus 5. This operation is normally free and included as a basic service, but we strongly invite you to check with your operator to be sure they are not charging you to use it.

With this method, you can choose at any time to mask your number on your Nexus 5. Note that you can also save some of your contacts on your Nexus 5 with this prefix to hide calls to these numbers.

This is useful when you want to hide certain numbers from your Nexus 5.

Applications that let you hide your number on Nexus 5

Some applications also let you hide your number from your Nexus 5. To have them, just go to the ‘Play Store’ of your Nexus 5 and then type in the search bar ‘hide my number’. You will then have a wide choice of applications, such as ‘Hidden Call’ or ‘Hide Phone Number Caller ID’ which will allow you to hide your number from your Nexus 5. We recommend that you read user reviews and look at each application’s rating before uploading one to your Nexus 5. You can also perform tests once the application is properly downloaded to see if your Nexus 5 masks your number well.

To conclude about hiding your number on Nexus 5

There are many advantages of hiding your number on Nexus 5, such as being anonymous when calling someone.

However, there are still some disadvantages, such as the fact that your recipient may not want to pick up the phone on seeing an anonymous call. Also, we briefly mentioned this fact in the second part of this article, your operator may charge you the service to hide your number from your Nexus 5 when using the prefix method.

If this is not generally the case, we strongly advise you to check this with your operator.

We hope we have helped you to hide your number on your Nexus 5!