How To Remove & Disable Private Number on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile

How To Disable Private Number Or Enable Caller ID on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile

Welcome once again to In today’s article, we shall be showing you how to disable private number or caller IDs for MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile on your Android or iPhone (iOS) device for free without having to worry about going to meet a phone technician.

There was a time when you could make a phone call and the receiver would question you about why you were calling him or her with a private number, putting you in a confused state as you had no idea what they were talking about.

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The receivers most often will see an unknown number calling and might end up rejecting the call! There are options to disable caller ID or enable ID and also to set it as the default based on the network providers, and this can also be enabled via USSD code for a particular caller of your choice.

Many Android devices will for sure let you disable caller ID on your line so your number won’t be displayed when you make all outgoing calls.

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How To Turn On or Enable Private Number (Caller ID) Using Private Number Code

Reject or answer

In today’s modern world, many people will one way or another prefer to hide their identity from some selected contacts, for the receiver does not know the person calling.

In cases like this, you might forget all outgoing calls are private numbers, which might get you confused just when you intend to call a business partner and the person gets to see an unknown number or a private number calling.

Many Android users find it difficult to answer phone calls showing an unknown or private number, so you have to be careful enough while making use of this feature or trying to trick someone.

We have two options to disable private numbers for MTN, GLO, Airtel, and 9Mobile on your Android device, which we shall be discussing one after the other in this article.

Before we get to know how to disable a private number or unknown number, you might want to know how to enable or turn on a private number (Caller ID), so let’s get to discussing that first before getting to the business of the day.

Unknown number


Many users who enable a private number or hide their caller ID will say it is for privacy reasons. Yes, we know you will say that! When your caller ID is turned off, all outgoing calls will turn out to be an unknown number or a private number, as the case may be.

Still, a good number of individuals prefer keeping their caller ID open, letting the receiver know who the caller is. In most cases, your outbound calls will show as a private number.

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Enable a private number or Disable Caller ID For A Particular Number Using a private Number Code

You can generally hide your caller ID or enable your number as a private number, specifically on a particular call, by simply dialing #31# before the contact number. E.g #31#08130856226


Enable Caller ID or Turn Off Private Number For A Particular Caller Using private Number Code

As discussed above, you can manually turn off your caller identity for a particular number using the private number code #31# and now if you wish to disable the private number manually, all you have to do is simply dial the contact number alone without adding the #31#. So easy, right?

Note: Some people block or simply avoid picking up all private numbers or blocked caller id calls, so you may have to enable caller ID or turn off private numbers just if you get tons of rejections while your caller ID is disabled.



How To Permanently Enable Caller ID or Disable Private Number For MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, or 9Mobile On Android

Disable a private number on Android


To disable your number as a private number, or, in other words, enable your caller identity on your Android device, simply follow the steps below.

  • On your Android device, go to settings
  • Locate and select Wireless and Networks.
  • Now tap on call settings and you should see your sim options (Sim 1 and Sim 2)
  • On the sim section, if you wish to disable a private number, tap on “Additional Settings.”
  • Finally, Tap on “Caller ID” and select the show number.

If you wish to enable a private number or disable caller identity then you can select on hiding number.

By default, the phone number is always set to private and not visible. So you decide what you want!

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You can also get these settings directly from your Android dialer by simply tapping on the three-dotted icon on your dialer app, tapping on settings, navigating to additional settings, and then Caller ID.

Locate the caller ID to disable a private number
Disable caller ID on Android 
Caller ID disable and enable



How To Permanently Enable Caller ID or Disable Private Number For MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, or 9Mobile On iPhone (iOS)

For my iOS users, to disable or enable a private number or caller ID, kindly follow the steps below.

  • On your iPhone, open “Settings” from the home screen
  • Tap on “Phone.” Select “Show My Caller ID” and use the toggle button to activate or deactivate this feature.

The main issue with enabling private numbers is that some receivers may ignore or reject calls from private number callers.

Finally, we have come to the end of this article, and with this article, you should know how to disable private numbers or enable caller ID on MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile on your Android or iPhone.

If your number always shows on the receiver’s end as an unknown private number, this article is just a fix for you.



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