Most smartphone users would put Truecaller on the top of a list if they had to make one for the most quintessential apps on their Smartphone.
Truecaller has gained much popularity for its main feature which shows you the contact details of unknown numbers calling you. It has been proven over and over again that even if you don’t use Trucaller, there is a high possibility that your name and number can be found on Truecaller’s database.
Truecaller sources details of contacts from all its users’ address books. So it’s very likely that your number would be on the Trucaller app’s database. Even more, it shows the address details of some users especially those with landlines.
For some reason, most of which would be for privacy sake, you may want to remove your phone number from Truecaller database. It is important to note that it’s impossible to remove your number from the database while you’re still using the Truecaller app.
The very first step in getting your number removed is deactivating your own Truecaller account. So you can’t remove your number from the database and still expect to be seeing the contact details of every other person that calls you.
Step 1: Deactivate Truecaller Account
Since you’ve got your mind made up and you are ready to remove your phone number from Truecaller, you’ll need to first deactivate your own Truecaller account. Here’s how to deactivate Truecaller account on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone:
Open the Truecaller app > tap the people icon in the top left corner > Settings > About > Deactivate account.
Open the Truecaller app > tap the icon in the upper right corner > About Truecaller > Deactivate Truecaller.
Open the Truecaller app > tap on the three dots in the bottom right corner > Settings > Help > Deactivate account.
Now deactivating your Truecaller account is just the first step in removing your number from Truecaller, we can now proceed to the next step.
Step 2: How to remove your phone number from Truecaller
After you must have scaled through the first process, just follow the instructions below and you would be able remove your phone number from Truecaller.
- Visit the Truecaller unlist page or copy http://truecaller.com/unlist into your web browser
- In the space provided, fill in your phone number correctly and correct country code. For example:+2348031234567 or +13121314156.
- Select your reason for wanting to remove your phone number from Truecaller by ticking one of the options provided.
- Enter the verification captcha.
- Click ‘Unlist‘, and that’s it!.
According to Truecaller, numbers are removed from database within 24 hours after you have made a request to remove your phone number from Truecaller.
There is no guarantee your number would not appear on Truecaller again after sometime as we have seen this happen severally. You may just check from time to time with other Truecaller users to ensure that your number has not been added to the service again, and if it has just follow the instructions in the second step as outlined above.
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