“No Caller ID” calls are the worst! They are frequently used by telemarketers, scammers pretending to be from the IRS or blocked exes. You aren’t even allowed to block these numbers normally due to the lack of a caller ID. We feel that with all the other annoyances in the world, you shouldn’t have to deal with unknown spam calls, and that’s why we’re here to help.
In this article, we are going to take a look at what No Caller ID calls are and also what you can do to block No caller Id calls on iPhone. We will also look at a method that would help you identify these numbers so you can report them. Let’s jump right into it.
iPhone “No Caller ID” Calls Explained
No Caller ID calls are used to hide the identity of the person calling you. This should be an immediate red flag since why would anyone go through the trouble of hiding their number from you unless they had ill intentions? Telemarketers and scammers use these calls because they know that you won’t be able to report them to the authorities.
Making a No Caller ID call is pretty simple. On iPhones, you can easily find it in the settings. One can also prefix any number with *67(only in the US) and hide their identity. People can even hide their identity at the carrier level by paying a small amount. Its simplicity is exactly why it’s used so much by shady people.
How to Block No Caller ID Calls?
Repeated spam calls from someone trying to sell you something that you no interest in can be a frustrating experience. What’s worse is you can’t even block them because you can’t see their number. There is only one method that can truly block these calls but we also have simpler workarounds listed in this article.
1. Using The Phone App
You might be thinking that you’ve tried to do this and it’s seemingly impossible. But we scoured the Internet for this trick and all you have to do is follow these steps.
- Open the Phone app and select the Keypad.
- Enter the number 000-000-0000 and then tap Add Number.
- Save this number under the name “No Caller” and then tap Done.
- Next, open the Settings app.
- Tap Phones and then select Blocked Contacts.
- Tap on Add New and then select “No Caller”. This should stop those pesky numbers from annoying you.
2. Using “Do Not Disturb” Mode
This mode is pretty handy and can keep a lot of distracting notifications at bay. Another feature it offers is that you can choose who you want to be silenced. To make sure that the spam calls won’t get through, all you have to do is:
- Open up Settings and Select Do Not Disturb.
- Toggle the mode on.
- Under Phones subheading, Tap on Allow Calls From.
- Then choose All Contacts.
3. Using Carrier Features
This isn’t the preferred method used by people, but if the two methods above haven’t worked for you, then this is your only option. Requesting your carrier to block no caller ID calls will surely stop all disturbances in the future. There are different methods for this feature to be implemented but the best course of action would be to call them up and tell them the issues you’re having. You can contact them using the links provided below.
- Verizon wireless: Call 1-800-837-4966 or visit their support website.
- T-Mobile: Visit its privacy center by clicking on this link.
- AT&T: Visit their customer support by clicking here.
Can You Unmask No Caller ID Calls?
This was not possible in the past. But, “No Caller ID calls” have been increasing lately and there was a need to unmask these annoying callers so that they can be reported. TrapCall does just that. It will find the number that’s tormenting you with calls and show you who’s behind it. You can now easily report these shady numbers to the authorities.
TrapCall costs $4.95 a month for the basic plan and you can also get a 7-day free trial. It works with all the major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. It’s unfortunate that you have to pay to keep these calls out but this is the only way to unmask the culprits behind the calls. You can check out TrapCalls and their pricings by clicking on this link.
No Caller IDs should be stopped and now you know how to do it. Hopefully, because of this article, you’ve found out the people making these calls and you’ve successfully reported them.
If you have any questions or any suggestions, please leave them in the comment section down below and we’ll get back to it as soon as possible.