Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off Your Caller Identification

The nice thing when you have the Samsung Galaxy SIII as your device is that you can set almost everything inside it to suit your need with ease. One of them is that you can block unknown or unwanted incoming call by adding them on your rejection list.

See also: How to Block Unknown or Unwanted Calls on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to reject a certain number that you do not want to call you, you can also hide your own caller identification. By turn this feature on, your caller id will be hidden, so the person that you call can not know your id. For example, when you want to ask about a discount at a store without wanting they know your telephone number to prevent their marketing re-contact you to promotions or offers goods.

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How to hide your caller id?
As written on vodafone.co.uk, to turn on this feature on your Galaxy SIII, kindly following the easy steps below:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Phone, then tap on it.
  3. Press the Menu Key.
  4. On the pop-up menu that appear, select Call Settings.
  5. Select Additional settings.
  6. At the setting that displayed, tap on the Caller ID.
  7. Select Hide number to turn on this features.
  8. Finish. Now your caller id will be hidden when you make a call.

How to show your caller id?
From the same source, to unhide your hidden caller id again, here are the steps you need to do:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Phone, then tap on it.
  3. Press the Menu Key.
  4. On the pop-up menu that appear, select Call Settings.
  5. Select Additional settings.
  6. At the setting that displayed, tap on the Caller ID.
  7. Select Show number to turn off this features.
  8. Finish. Now your caller id will be displayed again when you make a call.

Well, it's easy and simple to do, right? By knowing on how to setup your own caller identification, now you can set it as your wish and need. So, try this useful feature and share your experience here through the comment below :)

4 comments:

  1. when i go to additional setting the only thing that pops up is noise reduction not caller id. How do i get to caller id lol?

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    1. Hi Sam Mcclooney,
      Thanks for coming here.
      Yes, you right. Some of carrier was disabling advanced call setting on their phone(such as call waiting, call barring, etc) and the users will only see noise reduction option available there. I don't know why, may anybody here told us something about this.

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  2. i have set my caller ID to 'show' but yet my outgoing calls are all private numbers... I had the same problem with the SII, so is it my sim card??

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    1. Hi Brid Whelan,
      Thanks for coming.
      FYI, some carriers sometimes provide their users with a specific code to hide or show caller ID. So, there are two solutions that can be used for your issue:
      1. Try selecting "Network default" instead of "Show number" option in the Caller ID menu.
      2. Ask your network provider whether you need to show your caller ID by using a specific code.

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