How to remove your phone number from Truecaller

Truecaller is a great way to find out who called you from an unknown phone number. It’s also handy to identify and block unwanted calls that might otherwise waste your time. Since Truecaller works both ways, it is also beneficial for other users who want to call you.

If you registered your phone number with Truecaller, anyone can easily enter your phone number in the app and find out who owns the number. This is clearly a violation of privacy for many.

If you don’t want your phone number to be searchable so easily, the best option is to remove your phone number from Truecaller. Here’s how you can do it.

Why remove your phone number from Truecaller

If you prefer to keep your phone number private and don’t want others to find out that it belongs to you, removing your phone number from Truecaller is your best bet. Truecaller has a huge database of phone numbers from users all over the world. Unsubscribing your phone number will remove it from the database.

Truecaller notification for phone number

After you unsubscribe your phone number, if someone searches for it on Truecaller, they won’t be able to see who it belongs to.

How to remove your phone number from Truecaller

If you’ve decided to remove your phone number from Truecaller for privacy reasons, here’s how to do it.

Note that you can only remove your phone number from Truecaller through the website after deactivating your account from the app. Here is the process to do it.

Deactivate Truecaller Account from Android App

For Android users, deactivating the Truecaller account is quite simple, if they have the app installed. Even if your phone dialer has built-in Truecaller, it will help you to get Truecaller app on Android.

Step 1: Open the Truecaller app on your Android.

Truecaller app on Android

2nd step: Tap the hamburger menu in the top left corner.

Truecaller settings

Step 3: Select Settings.

Settings on Truecaller

Step 4: Now tap on Privacy Center.

privacy center

Step 5: Scroll down and select Disable.

Disable truecaller account

Step 6: Select Yes in the prompt.

unsubscribe from truecaller

Step 7: Press Yes again in the new prompt.

How to Deactivate Truecaller Account from iOS App

Getting rid of your Truecaller account from iPhone is a bit different from Android, mainly because of the interface.

Step 1: Open the Truecaller app on your iPhone.

Truecaller iPhone App

2nd step: Tap the More button in the bottom right corner of the app.

More options

Step 3: Select the Settings option.

Truecaller settings to unsubscribe

Step 4: Now go to the Privacy Center.

Privacy Center

Step 5: Tap Deactivate account.

Disable real caller

Step 6: You will see two options – Keep my data and Delete my data. Choose Delete my data if you want Truecaller to erase everything about your account.

Step 7: Tap again on the Deactivate Account option. Truecaller will deactivate your account.

Disable Account

How to unsubscribe phone number from Truecaller via website

After deactivating your Truecaller account from the app, you can go to the official website and request to have your phone number unlisted.

Step 1: Go to the Truecaller Unlisting portal.

2nd step: Enter your phone number on the website with the country code.

Delete phone number on Truecaller

Step 3: Complete the Captcha and click the Unsubscribe button.

Unsubscribe number

Step 4: Click Unsubscribe again in the prompt.

Cancel list

You have now successfully requested that your phone number be removed from Truecaller. The process can take up to 24 hours, after which your phone number will be removed from the platform. At this point, it is also a good idea to uninstall the Truecaller app from your phone.

How to Uninstall Truecaller on Android

After deactivating your Truecaller account and removing your number from the service, the final step is to delete the app from your Android.

Step 1: Open the app drawer on your Android phone and scroll down to the Truecaller app.

2nd step: Press and hold the Truecaller icon.

Truecaller App

Step 3: Select Uninstall.

Uninstall truecaller

How to Uninstall Truecaller on iPhone

Similarly, you will need to delete the Truecaller app from the iPhone after deactivating your account and unregistering your number.

Step 1: Access the home screen with the Truecaller app on your iPhone or use the app library.

Application Library

2nd step: Press and hold the Truecaller app icon.

Select Truecaller

Step 3: Select Delete Application.

Delete app

Step 4: Tap on the Delete option again.

Delete app

Can you use Truecaller after unsubscribing your phone number

You can’t have it both ways, unfortunately. If you want to continue using Truecaller to detect and block unwanted calls or find other people’s phone numbers, you cannot do so if you cancel your number.

The solution to this problem would be to use another mobile number to register with Truecaller. This will ensure that your real number will not be saved while you get all the benefits of Truecaller using a secondary SIM card.

Maintain privacy by removing phone number from Truecaller

With your phone number unlisted, your data is less likely to show up to unwanted callers and businesses. Suppose you still want to search for phone numbers on Truecaller and you don’t care about spam protection or call blocking features, you can do that by visiting the Truecaller website. Next, choose to sign in using your Microsoft account or a similar alternative that your contacts aren’t linked to.

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