How to Unlist your Number from Truecaller easily

This is a detailed guide on how to unlist your number from Truecaller easily, read to the end to gain more insight.

TrueCaller is a smartphone application available for Android and iOS and has features of caller-identification, call-blocking, flash-messaging, call-recording, Chat & Voice which you can access by using the Internet.

Truecaller helps you know who is calling especially if it is a strange number, it displays the name of the person and sometimes the person’s address too.

However, even if you have never used the application, your name and number could be on Truecaller’s database because someone else saved your contact details and allowed the app to access them.

If you want to unlist your number from Truecaller so it does not show your contact details to strangers when you call them, read this article to gain more insight.

How To Unlist Your Number From Truecaller Easily

Truecaller works in a funny way, you do not need to install the app to get your name enlisted.

Whenever anybody installs Truecaller on their smartphones, Truecaller transfers all the saved contacts from their phone to its server with the exact name the installer has given to the contacts.

However, Truecaller will show these names to everyone who called the numbers, whether it is their real name or nickname.

Other than this if someone is not using Truecaller and does not have his/her number saved in anybody’s phone then Truecaller will not be able to show the person’s name for the  number.

However, if you buy a new sim card, until you install Truecaller on your smartphone it won’t show any name for the new number.

It is really bad when you are using a landline because Truecaller will even list the address of the landline, and this is one of the reasons people want to unlist their numbers from Truecaller.

If you are a Truecaller user and have verified your number, you must first deactivate your account by going to the settings menu in the app. Select the Privacy Center tab and then deactivate the account.

However, to deactivate your number from Truecaller, you have to be using Truecaller, then will you be able to deactivate your account to get your number removed because your number cannot be removed while you are seeing the contact details of everyone else who calls you.

Please note that it can take up to 24 hours before the number gets removed. If you are ready to remove Truecaller once and for all, below are the steps you need to take.

1. Go to the Truecaller unlist page.

2. Enter your phone number with the correct country code. For example: +234170097707 or +919999999999.

3. Tick one of the reasons for unlisting, or if you wish, type your reasons for removal in the Other form.

4. Key in the verification captcha.

5. Click Unlist.

However, Truecaller claims that it removes numbers up to 24 hours after receiving an unlist request. So you have to be checking because your number might not permanently be removed

You can check with your friends’ phones to know if they are still seeing your contact details. If they do not see, then you are good to go, but if they do, you can always ask them to unlist your number again.

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That’s all on how to unlist your number from Truecaller easily, I hope it helps you unlist yours.

 

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