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How to Easily Remove Your Mobile Phone Number from Truecaller

Updated on February 17, 2015
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What is truecaller

Truecaller is a phone directory and a trusted collaborative initiative that stores the contact details associated with a specific mobile phone number. Truecaller is often described as the largest online phone book or directory.

The truecaller database builds the contact list and details when users choose to share their contacts on truecaller. Secondly, your contact details will be found on truecaller if your mobile phone number is found in a friend’s contact list that was shared on truecaller.

The truecaller app is one of the most popular Android apps. The app has an excellent feature that allows individual to search the location and username of an individual using a mobile phone number. The feature was nonexistent before the truecaller app was developed and has become useful to people who get harassed by unknown callers.

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The truecaller app is available across the different operating systems available for mobile devices. It is available on Android, Symbian, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and Windows Phones.

In the absence of the smart phone or the truecaller app, an individual can go directly to the official truecaller website to find out the username and location of a contact. Similarly, you can remove their number from the database via the truecaller website.

Drawbacks associated with truecaller

The truecaller directory can have some drawbacks. The information from the directory can be misused since it is not secured. Privacy and security are thus the biggest concerns since people can easily retrieve information about an individual from truecaller. The mentioned concerns compel people to remove mobile phone numbers from truecaller.

How To Remove your Number from Truecaller

Easily Remove Your Mobile Phone Number From Truecaller

Truecaller has made it easy to remove a contact from their database. Here are the two methods that can be used to remove a mobile phone number from truecaller:

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Method 1

  1. In your browser, visit the truecaller website and navigate the Unlist page (http://www.truecaller.com/unlist).
  2. Enter you mobile phone number and on the drop down, select your country code by finding the country name. Fill out the Captcha code and hit the Enter button. You will then get a message on the screen that your mobile phone number has been removed from truecaller.

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Method 2

Method 2:

  • On your Smartphone, launch the truecaller App.
  • Find the ‘Deactivate Account’ option and tap on it to remove your mobile phone number from the directory.

Conclusion

Whichever the method that is chosen to remove your mobile phone number from truecaller, the removal of a number is always effected within 24 hours of initiating the request. Once the number has been expunged from truecaller, anybody trying to find your mobile phone number will end-up with no result.

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