It sometimes happens that you are in dire need of talking to someone who has blocked you. For such desperate times, there are some things you can try to call someone who has blocked you on Android.
You can hide your caller ID by navigating to “Call Settings” > “Supplementary Services” / “Other Call Settings”. Here, you will find an option reading something like “Show Caller ID”. Select “Hide Number” from the drop-down that opens up on clicking it. It doesn’t work for all Android phones. Another way would be to enter *67 before the number while dialing or installing a third-party app like TextMe.
In this article, we’ll walk you through how you can call someone who has blocked you by hiding the caller ID, dialing a code before the number, and installing a third-party app.
Method #1: Hiding the Caller ID
Hiding caller ID isn’t possible on all Android. Some Androids allow you to hide your number when calling a person, while many don’t. Regardless, you can give it a try. What you have to do is to hide the caller ID in the call settings. Since the settings of all Android phones vary a lot, there’s no single way to do it.
Here, we outline the general instructions you must follow to hide the caller ID. It is possible they may not apply to your Android phone. Here’s what to do.
- Open the “Caller” or “Phone” app on your phone.
- Click the three-dot icon at the top-right corner or anything that opens up options.
- Select “Settings” from the drop-down menu that appears. It will take you to a settings log.
- Scroll down and search for “Supplementary Services” or “Other Call Settings”.
- Search for an option reading “Show Caller ID” or something like that and tap it.
- Select the option reading “Hide Number” or “Hide Caller ID” from there.
If that worked on your phone, you should most likely be able to call someone who has blocked you. Your number will appear as “Anonymous” on the receiver’s phone. But if your phone doesn’t have this setting or the method doesn’t work, you can try the next one.
Method #2: Entering *67 Before the Number
Users can block a number on Android works because the receiver’s mobile knows your caller ID. If it doesn’t, you can still call the person. One way to hide your caller ID is by adding *67 before the number.
It would hide your caller ID from the receiver’s phone. Resultantly, it won’t know that yours is the same number the user has blocked. The receiver will see “Anonymous” or “Private” written in place of your number.
This method has a slight disadvantage. Seeing “Private” or “Anonymous” in place of the actual number, the user can become suspicious and refrain from attending your phone call. The third method could be helpful if that is the case.
Method #3: Using a Third-Party App
You can use third-party apps to call someone who has blocked you on Android. These third-party apps help you hide the caller ID or provide a new number.
TextMe is one great app in this regard. TextMe provides a new number in any country through which you can call anybody. The free package allows you to call a limited number of times which would be enough for your purpose. Else, you can buy a paid subscription.
Method #4: Using Another Phone Number
In this case, the simplest thing to do is to use another number to call the person who has blocked you. You can use another SIM on your phone or borrow the phone from someone in your family or friends.
But before you do so, ensure that the person you want to call won’t disturb the person whose phone it is. You can also try contacting the person over a public line.
In some countries and cultures, calling someone who has blocked you on Android is considered unethical, and the other person can perceive it as an act of harassment. Also, in some countries, they can initiate legal action against you. Hence, ensure you won’t get in trouble this way. Try calling someone who blocked your number only if it is necessary.
In short, to call someone who has blocked you on Android, you can try hiding your caller ID in the “Call Settings” or by adding *67 before the number you want to call. Alternatively, you can install a third-party app (like TextMe) to get a second phone number using which you can call the person in question.
Also, make sure that calling someone who has blocked you on Android is not considered an act of harassment in your culture.