Last updated: September 24, 2023
We have all experienced this situation where you want to make a call, but you do not necessarily want to disclose your phone number. In this case, there is a solution, that of calling in masked.
This way, when you call, the person opposite will not have any information about your phone number displayed. Thus, it will be impossible for this person to find you.
This is particularly interesting, especially at a time when many services resell your telephone numbers to advertising services who then flood you with calls, messages and sometimes even scams! So let's not waste a moment and let's see how to call in masked !
Call temporarily hidden on landline
Calling with a mask is quite simple, but there are actually several ways to do it. Do you want to do it on mobile or on a landline? Also, is it just for once or for all of your calls?
In this first case, we are going to see the hypothesis where you only want to hide your landline number. In this case, the technique is quite simple. You will need to add a series of numbers that will correspond to your operator.
- Orange or SFR: 3651
- Free: * 31 *
- Bouygues Telecom : * 1651
This series of numbers, you will then simply have to place it before the telephone number that you are going to dial. Every time you do, you can call in masked!
Hide your landline number for all your calls
As we have just seen, make a hidden call on a landline temporarily, it's very simple. But what if you ever want to do it continuously? It is possible and there are even two methods!
The first is to go to your operator's website and more specifically to your customer area. There you should have an option called “permanent secret service”, which, as its name suggests, allows you to make calls to strangers.
Here is the procedure to follow according to your operator:
If this service is not available in your customer area, don't panic, you can activate it directly from your phone. Type * 31 # and you can check if this permanent secret service is activated.
If not, type * # # 31 to activate it. If you ever want to deactivate it, this time you will have to type # 31 #. This service is normally free and included, but we still advise you to confirm it beforehand with your operator.
Call temporarily hidden on mobile
Now that we have seen how to make a hidden call whether temporarily or not on a landline, let us look at a second case, that of mobile phones !
First, let's see how to call by call. The good news is that unlike what we saw just before with landlines, you won't have to change the digit code depending on your operator.
In fact, all you have to do is type #31# before each phone number you want to call. You then no longer appear with your number and that's it, at least for this call.
Hide your number on mobile for all your calls
Finally, the last scenario that we will see together is when you want to make a hidden call on your mobile, but every time you call. It's just going to depend on what bone this device is running under.
If you are on an Android smartphone, the procedure is a bit long, but we suggest you discover it in detail below:
- First, open the app Phone.
- Next, click on the three dots at the top right of the screen to access additional options.
- Then select the option Settings in the menu that appears.
- Once you are in the app settings, look for the option Services supplémentaires and click on it.
- Then choose the option Show my caller ID in the list of services.
- Finally, you will see an option to hide your number. Click on it to activate this feature and your number will no longer be visible during your phone calls.
If you are ever on an iPhone, the procedure is much simpler. Here are the steps on how to hide your phone number on an iPhone:
- Open the app Settings on your iPhone.
- Scroll to option Telephone and press it.
- In the section Apples, disable the option Show my number.
- Close Settings and dial the phone number you want to call.
There you go, you know how to make a hidden call, no matter what situation you find yourself in. Whether you are on mobile or landline. Whether you are looking to do it for an extended period of time or not, you will find the shoe for you.
As you have seen, the procedure is simple and quick, as long as you know how to perform it. Be careful all the same, because for some to call in masked, it is receive advertising or scams.
You therefore have a chance that your calls will not be answered if you ever make them like that. If so, feel free to disable, at least temporarily, this option on your phone.