Getting frequent calls from people without caller ID or from people you don’t know can be frustrating, especially if they interfere with your daily life.
but what does no caller ID mean, what’s the difference between no caller ID and an unknown caller, and how can you tell who’s on the other end of the line without picking up the phone?
let’s find out.
what does no caller ID mean?
no caller ID means the caller has deliberately hidden their number so it doesn’t appear on your screen when you make a call.
The feature is not available on all phones and sometimes it depends on your service provider if you can hide your number when you make phone calls. some phones allow users to hide their numbers permanently (until they disable the feature) or hide their number per call.
what does unknown call mean?
If you receive a call from an ‘unknown caller’, it usually suggests that the serviceoperator was unable to identify the number.
A call from an unknown number may mean that the caller is calling from another country or that there is some kind of network problem, but it rarely indicates that the caller has deliberately withheld their number from you.
difference between no caller ID and unknown caller
The difference between no caller ID and an unknown caller is that in the former case, the caller intentionally hides their number when making calls.
When you see a caller ID with no number instead of a number, that means the caller is deliberately hiding their number from showing up on your screen. on the other hand, an unknown number call suggests that the carrier provider cannot identify the number.
how to block calls without caller ID?
If you want to stop receiving unwanted and unknown calls, there are ways to block calls without caller ID on android and iphone devices.
to block phone calls without caller ID on an iphone:
- go to ‘settings’.
- touch “phone”.
- scroll down to find “mute unknown calls” and turn it on.
- tap the phone icon.
- Tap the three dots at the top right of the screen.
- in the dropdown menu, select ‘settings’.
- tap “block numbers”.
- toggle the “block unknown calls” button to activate it.
once you do, your iphone will block do not callers from contacting you.
if you are an android user and want to block calls without caller ID:
how to unmask caller ID?
If you’re curious about who’s on the other end of the line, you can contact your phone company or download a third-party app that can unmask calls without Caller ID.
Some telephone companies offer an anonymous caller identification service, which can help you discover an unknown person without a number who has been calling you. these services are not available with all telephone companies, and if they are, you will generally be charged a fee each time you use them.
You can also contact the phone company and ask them to identify the unknown caller ID. you may be asked about the date and time the unknown number called.
A third option is to get a third-party app to help you unmask a hidden or unknown phone number. There are many apps available on google play store and app store to choose from. Once you identify the phone number that was unknown or hidden, you can blacklist it to prevent it from calling you again.
The main difference between an unknown call and a call without identification is that the latter usually indicates that your phone company was unable to identify the number that is calling you, rather than the caller intentionally hiding their number.
If you constantly receive phone calls without caller ID or from an unknown number in the UK, there are ways to block them on iphone and android devices or find out who they are (in most cases).