How to Remove Phone Number from Truecaller

Truecaller has become the user’s go-to app for finding the identity of unknown numbers. Every time you receive a call from an unknown number, Truecaller shows you the real name of the user as you end the call. Now, you don’t necessarily have to create an account on Truecaller to have your number displayed on the app. Sometimes, the number of people is added to the Truecaller’s address book through other user’s contacts.

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Suppose one of your friends is on Truecaller and they have your number saved on the device with your name. If they give Truecaller access to their phone book, your number will automatically be registered on the app by your name.

Do you know Truecaller also shows the address of the landline number? You will not want the spammers and strangers to get access to your address just because you made a call using the landline number. The problem with Truecaller is that people who know your landline number can easily use it to access your address. This reason is enough to know why people want to remove their mobile numbers, especially landline, from the address book.

How to Remove Phone Number from Truecaller

First things first, you cannot remove your number from Truecaller without deleting your account from the app. So, if you want your number to be erased from the Truecaller’s phone book, you need to deactivate your account from the app first. There is no way you can get information about people who made a call on your number while having your account. To deactivate your account, here is what you are supposed to do:

Go to settings > about > deactivate account.

As soon as you have deactivated your account on Truecaller, you can have your number removed with simple steps. Here’s how:

  1. Visit the Truecaller Unlist Page
  2. Submit your phone number with the country code
  3. Check the reason why you’d like to remove your contact from Truecaller
  4. Enter the verification captcha
  5. Hit the “unlist” option

Your number will be removed from the service within 24 hours of your request, but it doesn’t keep your number off forever. Your number might get added to the app automatically in a few days, especially if Truecaller fetches it from your friends’ or relatives’ contact. So, your best bet is to keep checking the app for your number.

Follow the above steps and have your number removed from the Truecaller phone book. However, you must note that you will no longer be able to know who called you from an unknown number once you have deactivated your account on Truecaller.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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