How to Remove Your Number From Truecaller

Truecaller app was developed to crowdsource contact details from all its users’ phone / address book thereby giving you the priviledge to see the contact details of unkown numbers when they put a call through to you.

The App works in such a way that even when you don’t have it installed on your phone and when you’ve never even used it before, you would be surprised your name and number still get into their database and this is because someone who has your contact has allowed Truecaller app to access them

The real shocker is, Truecaller goes as far as listing out addresses for some fixed landline phones which I believe might not go down well with some people as it wouldn’t be nice allowing strangers know your home address just because you called them from your landline. Of course Truecaller sources this data from public data sources.

We intentionally came up with this write-up for the soul reason of making you see the need to remove your number from Truecaller’s database.

However, you can’t remove your number from the service if you are still using the app. So you will need to deactivate your account to get your number removed. But once removed, you won’t be able to see the contact details of unknown callers as well since you can’t eat your cake and still have it.

Once you have finally made up your mind to get rid of Truecaller and stop your contact details popping up on those who don’t even have your number saved in their Phonebook then follow the steps below for Android, iPhone or Windows mobile:

How To Deactivate Truecaller account On Android

  • Open Truecaller App
  • Tap the people icon in the upper left corner
  • Settings > About > Deactivate account.

How To Deactivate Truecaller account On iPhone

  • Open Truecaller App
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • About Truecaller > Scroll down > Deactivate Truecaller.

How To Deactivate Truecaller account On Windows Mobile

  • Open Truecaller App
  • Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner
  • Settings > Help > Deactivate account.

Once you have successfully deactivated your Truecaller account, you can then proceed to removing your number from the service by following the easy steps below.

How to remove your number from Truecaller

Go to the Truecaller unlist page.

Enter your phone number with the correct country code. For example: +23480123456789.

Tick one of the reasons for unlisting, or type your reasons for removal in the Other form.

Key in the verification captcha.

Click Unlist.

Truecaller will then remove the numbers 24 hours after receiving the unlist request. This doesn’t always mean that your number will stay off the service forever. We’d removed our mobile number around a year ago but it started appearing again on the service a few days ago even though we’ve never used Truecaller. Your best bet is to keep checking with Truecaller users whether they see your contact details. If they don’t, you’re good to go. If not, you can always ask them to unlist your number.


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8 thoughts on “How to Remove Your Number From Truecaller”

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