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Have you ever received a phone call from a number you did not recognize? What about from a restricted number? Although it is less common to receive a call from a restricted number nowadays, it does still happen. You may wonder if it is someone you know prank calling you, or something more serious. Either way, you may not want the number to be able to reach you again. Here is everything you should know about how to block a restricted number and how to call them back.
How To Call Back A Restricted Number
It can be hard to call back a restricted cell phone number. The person calling wants to stay hidden and because they called using a restricted caller ID or are using caller ID blocking software, they make it very difficult for you to find out who they are. One way to possibly find out who has called you is by dialing #69 or *69 (depending on your phone) right after the restricted call comes in. This will call back the person who just called you.
Make sure you do this process before your next call comes in, or your opportunity will be missed. If they answer, you may be able to find out who it is from their voice, or your discussion. However, if they do not answer, listen carefully to their voicemail in case their name or number is said. If you get their name or number, then that is all you need.
If their name is provided and you are not sure who they are, you can use a service such as Kiwi Searches to run a person search on them. This will inform you of who the person is, where they live, and many other details about them.
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If they do not have their name in their voicemail but rather a message that repeats their number, then you can almost complete the same process. Rather than performing a person search, you can do a reverse phone lookup. This is the process of typing in the phone number to Kiwi Searches and learning who the number belongs to, and more.
Sometimes using the #69/*69 method does not work, or is not the best option for you. The good news is that there still may be hope. Your phone company holds a call log of all incoming and outgoing calls and text messages. Just log into your telephone provider account and find the date and time the call came in. Sometimes, even if the number did not appear on your phone during the time of the call, it might be in your records. This is a great way to find out the number who called you.
Use a call detection app. This is an app on your phone that can screen incoming calls and can block them for you. Look into apps such as TrueCaller, to assist you with restricted callers.
How To Block A Restricted Number
When you find out who called you from a hidden number, one of the best ways to handle the situation is by blocking restricted calls. Depending on if you have an Android or an iPhone, the process of blocking calls from a restricted number varies. Here is the basic way to block callers on both devices:
- Go to your call logs
- Hit the details icon (the “i” inside a circle)
- Scroll Down to “Block this Caller”
- Hit Block this Caller
- Hit Block Contact
- Locate and click your phone icon
- Go to your recent call listing
- Click on the restricted number
- Click on the details icon (the “i” inside a circle)
- Hit block number
There you have it, all of the information you need on how to find out who is calling you from a restricted number, how to find more information on the hidden caller, and how to block the number from calling you again.
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