Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide Caller Identification in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S4 uses the default network settings to display your caller ID in outgoing calls. However, in case you want the other parties whom you call can't see your phone number (and your name if they have added your phone number in their contacts lists) in their phones and make it shows up as a private number, then you have to set the option to control the caller ID in your phone to hide or block your caller ID for outgoing calls.


How to hide or block the caller ID for outgoing calls?
You can access the option to hide your phone number in outgoing calls by using two different methods: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.
  3. Tap Additional settings.
  4. Tap Caller ID and then select Hide number.
  5. Now, your caller ID will be hidden in outgoing calls and let you make private calls.


Method #2: From the settings menu
  1. On home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings to go to the general settings menu.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Tap Call.
  4. Tap Additional settings.
  5. Tap Caller ID and then select Hide number.
  6. Now, your caller ID will be hidden in outgoing calls and let you make private calls.

As a note, the option to control the caller ID in some model numbers of Samsung Galaxy S4 may be disabled or unavailable. Thus, if you don't have this option in your phone, you may have to ask your mobile network provider about the alternative way to hide your caller ID. Some of them allow their users to do so by adding a specific code in front of the phone number they are going to call to.

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