Learn the simple ways on How To Hide Number on MTN. Follow our steps and hide your number hassle-free!

Do you want to call someone without showing your call ID? Maybe you are trying to surprise a friend, reach someone who isn’t picking up your calls, or you don’t want to be bothered by telemarketers. Well, if you are an MTN subscriber, you are in luck because MTN offers options to help you protect your privacy. 

In this blog post, you will discover different ways to hide your number on mtn. Whatever your reasons for wanting to hide your number are, you can achieve that with the steps I will provide below. So, read on.

How To Hide Number On MTN 

The default USSD code used to hide the number on mtn is *31#. Here’s how you can hide your number on MTN using the USSD code:

  1. First, you should simply dial *31# on your phone.
  2. Instantly, the message “Outgoing Caller ID Service Was Enabled” would pop up on your screen.
  3. That’s it! When you place a call, the call will be sent through as a private number (your Caller ID is hidden). 


If you want your number hidden to just a particular number, here are the steps you should follow:

  1. Dial #31# alongside the number you want to call. For instance: #31#08032189427
  2. Your call would automatically be placed without displaying your number or Caller ID. 

How To Hide Your Number On MTN Through Phone Settings 

Depending on the type of phone you use, some phones allow you to hide your MTN number or other numbers from your call settings. However, not all phones allow such access. Here’s how to hide your number on MTN directly from your phone settings:

Step 1: on your phone, go to “settings”. 

Step 2: Navigate to “call settings”

Step 3: On the “call settings” menu, go to additional settings. 

Step 4: Select the “Caller ID” command tap

Step 5: Choose the “hide number” option from the drop-down menu. 

However, compared to the first method I mentioned earlier which allows you to restrict a particular number from seeing your caller ID when you dadial31#number, this method hides your number from everyone. 

How To Hide Number On MTN
How To Hide Number On MTN

Meanwhile, some Android phones don’t support this method. If your phone is one of such, you might have a difficult time. Well, it doesn’t have to be. Simply go to your “call logs” and follow the steps I will provide below:

Step 1: Go to the “call logs” on your mobile device 

Step 2: On the right side of your screen, search for a name or number. Tap on the name or number you wish to call and tap on the 3 vertical dots that appear there.

Step 3: From the drop-down options, locate settings.

Step 4: Tap on the settings 

Step 5: Tap on Supplementary services or Call settings (depending on the option your service offers).

Step 6: Tap on Show Caller ID 

Step 7: Navigate to the “hide number” option 

Below is another method in case the others aren’t supported by your phone. Android phones are built differently, thus some of these methods might work on your phone. Below are the steps you should follow:

Step 1: On your call logs, find “settings”

Step 2: Locate the calling accounts

Step 3: Tap on MTN 

Step 4: Go to additional settings 

Step 5: Select “Caller ID”

Step 6: Tap on “hide number”

How To Hide Number On MTN Using iOS

The process of hiding numbers on MTN using Android is different from iOS. So, if you are using an iOS, below are the steps you should follow to hide your number on MTN:

  1. Open settings on your iOS device. 
  2. Navigate to the “Phone” option. 
  3. Tap on Show My Caller ID 
  4. Toggle the button to hide your caller ID.

How To Use An App To Hide Your MTN Number 

There are apps available on the Google Play Store and the App Store that allow you to hide your MTN and other numbers when making a call. One of such popular apps is the Burner App. The app has tons of positive reviews from satisfied users. I have also used it and I can attest to its effectiveness. Using your internet connection, the app would provide you with an alternative phone number to hide your mtn number or other networks.

Aside from the Burner App, there are other apps you can use to hide your Mtn number. These apps are:

  1. Cloud Sim
  2. Hushed 
  3. CoverMe Private Text Messaging + Secure Texting 

So, you can use any of the apps above to hide your MTN number and securely make your calls.

How To Cancel Hide Number On MTN 

After hiding your number to make calls, you need to deactivate it. Here is how to cancel the hide number on MTN.

If you used the *31# method, simply open your call logs and dial #31# to deactivate it.

How To Cancel “Hide Number” From Your Phone Settings 

To deactivate the hide Caller ID Service, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Locate the call log space on your phone and tap on settings 

Step 2: Navigate to Supplementary settings or call settings, depending on what your phone supports.

Step 3: Navigate to Caller ID 

Step 4: Tap on “Show number ” to turn off the setting.

Meanwhile, on some phones, the steps are entirely different. Below are the steps you should follow:

Step 1: Open your call log and click on the dots on the top side of your screen. 

Step 2: Tap on Setting

Step 3: Select on calling accounts 

Step 4: Tap MTN 

Step 5: Navigate to additional settings 

Step 6: Select “show number” to turn off the hide number setting.

Final Words 

There you have it! Above are different ways on how to hide your MTN number and make your calls easily. Sometimes you may want to call someone without showing your number, above are the steps you should follow. The default USSD code for this setting is *31#. 

However, you can hide your MTN number directly from your phone settings. Simply follow the steps I outlined above. Please note that hiding your caller ID may not work for all calls. For instance, some emergency services may still be able to see your number, even if it’s hidden. 

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