No Caller ID iPhone Identify Unknown Caller

No Caller ID on iPhone: How to Identify Who an Unknown Caller Is? 

You are not alone if you ever received a call from an unknown number and wondered who called you from this phone number. While many of these calls are spam calls from bots, it’s still important to know the identity of an unknown caller number on your iPhone for your peace of mind and safety. In this article, we’ll look at a few ways to identify unknown callers and how to get rid of them.

1. Dial *69

Immediately dialing *69 after you receive an unknown call is an easy way to identify a call from a No Caller ID or Unknown Caller ID number. However, it should be noted that this method will only work if the caller’s number is listed on a public database. You can find the name and address of the caller using this method.

Even if the phone number is hidden, you can still find out when the call was made to your iPhone. However, not all service providers offer this service, and some may charge an additional fee.

Once you have identified the caller, you can call them back to ask them to remove you from their call list. If this is ineffective, the best option is to block the number. To block a number on an iPhone, go to the Phone app, tap the “i” icon next to the number, and choose Block this Caller.

2. Use a Third-Party App

If your phone carrier doesn’t provide the *69 service, you can still obtain the caller’s details by installing an application. Several reliable and credible apps can disclose a caller’s identity from a specific number.

  1. Reverse Lookup (Free): Reverse Lookup is a free-to-use third-party service that allows you to conduct a reverse search on a telephone number. Although it might not be helpful if you don’t know the caller’s number, it may be beneficial if you frequently receive numerous unexpected calls from the same number. This is an excellent choice since most similar services aren’t entirely free.
  2. Number Finder ($7.99–$14.99): The Number Finder app performs reverse phone number searches and is considered one of the best options available. Using this app, you can find the phone number of calls marked as No Caller ID, even if they were missed calls or text messages. The app also provides detailed information, including the caller’s name and location. Furthermore, the app offers a free trial period of three days and plans starting at $7.99 afterward.
  3. TrapCall ($9.99–$94.99): If you are experiencing harassment from anonymous calls, you can use TrapCall, a service that exposes the caller’s phone number and identification, even if they have hidden it. TrapCall has numerous advantages, such as revealing identities and numbers of unidentified calls, automatically blocking over 200,000 spam callers and telemarketers, recording incoming calls for evidence, and finding digital stalkers. Although TrapCall is not entirely free, it offers a free weekly trial period. The service has various pricing plans ranging from $9.99 to $94.99.
Image credit: Number Finder True Caller ID (Appstore)

3. Silence Unknown Callers

Another effective way to identify and block unknown callers on your iPhone is using the Silence Unknown Callers feature. This feature is built into your iPhone and automatically allows you to silence calls from unknown phone numbers. While the caller can still leave a voicemail, your iPhone won’t ring for every random or unknown call. To activate the Silence Unknown Callers feature:

  1. Go to your iPhone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap on “Phone” and select “Silence Unknown Callers.”
  3. Toggle the feature on, and it will turn green when enabled.
  4. Depending on your phone provider, you may also have an option to “Silence Junk Callers” in the Phone settings.

Report Troublesome Callers

If you are tired of unknown callers or callers with No Caller ID and think that it is time to report them, you can choose any of the following ways:

1. Dial *57

If you are bothered by unwanted calls, you can use the “*57” service provided by some phone companies to report spam and scam calls. After receiving an unwanted call, dial this number. It will connect you to local law enforcement officials who can help track incoming calls, including those with No Caller ID, and take necessary actions.

In case of an emergency, dial 911 to contact emergency services immediately. Remember that not all service providers offer *57, and there may be an additional charge.

2. Seek your Phone Company’s Help

If you can’t report an unknown caller through *57, you can contact your phone company for help. If the calls appear as No Caller ID, the phone company may be able to give you the phone number. They can also give you a list of incoming and outgoing calls with real phone numbers.

3. Report Calls to FTC (US Only)

If you are someone residing in the United States, you have the option to report unknown and suspicious calls to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission). You can do so by dialing 1-888-382-1222 from your phone. If you are not from the US, you can still try to find a similar commission in your country and report it to them.

Final Words

Receiving calls from unknown numbers with “No Caller ID” can be frustrating and sometimes dangerous. Using the above methods to identify unknown callers, you can protect yourself and your personal information while enjoying a more peaceful life. Finally, if you have other ways to eliminate these unknown callers, let us know in the comments below.

About Mehtab

Mehtab is a tech writer at DealNTech, where he covers PC and mobile-related guides and news. He is passionate about helping people understand and use technology to their advantage. In his role at DealNTech, Mehtab focuses on creating informative and engaging content on a variety of PC and mobile-related topics, including Windows, CPU, GPU, and Android. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on X(Twitter)

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