How to find out private number, the complete guide

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Today we will show you how to discover private number, for this we will use a third party application called TrueCaller but not only, which has 3 billion phone numbers in its database to trace private number.


TrueCaller feeds its database through user address books. When you register, it asks for permission to access it and saves the number of people you have given permission to. The good thing is that when users rate a phone number negatively, the app notifies you the moment this number calls you.



How to find out a private number: the most trusted apps and websites, you receive a call on your mobile from a phone number that you have not saved in the address book, do you accept or not? Whose number is it that called you?

I'm afraid most of you will answer this question in the negative, after all, a good portion of mobile phone users reject these types of calls to avoid SPAM (advertising calls). Others take a slightly less drastic decision: they look up the phone number on Google to find out who it belongs to.


How to find out private number, the complete guide

1. How to find out private number for free with TrueCaller

First of all you have to download the TrueCaller application on your mobile. For this we have the official applications in the Play Store on Android as well as on the iOS AppStore. You need to download the application as you would any other mobile device, then run the application to proceed with its configuration.


In the case of Android, when you first go to the initial loading screen and press the Start button, you will see several notifications where the app asks for permissions to view calls, calendar and SMS and you will have to give consent to everything, so that it works properly.



This will only have to be done the first time you use the app, i.e. once reopened, they will no longer bother you with permissions. Once permissions are granted, you will continue to navigate the initial application setup. The second step is to communicate your phone number.

Choose your country in the box above to set the country code, then type in your phone number and press Continue. The application will take a few seconds while making a test call and, once done, it will automatically go to the next screen.

Now, with some screenshots, the application will explain a little about how to find out private numbers and will ask you to replace the shortcuts to make calls with TrueCaller. Go and press Next until you have read all the information and voila, you have finished the initial setup process. You don't need to use the TrueCaller app to send calls or manage SMS, so it's up to you to decide whether to use it.


Also, keep in mind that TrueCaller will always be running in the background, so your phone's battery drain and RAM memory may suffer a little. However, there shouldn't be any overly noticeable changes.


From now on, whenever someone who is not on your agenda calls you, Truecaller shows you who the number belongs to. It works with both hidden and private numbers and for calls from companies you don't know.

And when you end a call, the application will allow you to call that person again, save their number in the phonebook or block it so they can't call you again. It also allows you to tag the person who called you in case you want to indicate that they are an employee of company X or Y.


2. How to know who owns a mobile number through third party apps

Discover anonymous calls with the Google Phone app

If you are lucky enough to have a compatible phone with the Google Phone app, chances are you won't even need to use a website to identify phone numbers. The big G has a huge database of phone numbers, in which users have marked them as SPAM, so that, upon receiving a call, the application itself will notify us whether or not it is a call from a malevolent source.

But that is not all. Thanks to the fact that the application is also capable of associate the telephone numbers of the calls with those belonging to companies, the call receiving screen will show the company name itself if available.

Whoscall - Caller ID + Block

Now, you no longer have to guess the number when you receive an unknown call or SMS on your Android phone. Just use Whoscall - Caller ID + Blocking to have full call control on your Android phone. The features of this app are available both online and offline, allowing for immediate identification of unknown numbers.


Unknownphone

With an operation similar to that of Truescanner, since it is the users of the platform who add phone numbers and offer their ratings, Unknowphone is one of the best web pages for identifying SPAM calls. It has a search engine that allows you to find any phone number and read the opinions of other users.

The best thing about this site is that it is not necessary to register to look up phone numbers, nor install anything, even if they have their own Android app, which allows you to block SPAM calls as well know who a phone number belongs to.


If we still cannot identify whose phone number they are calling us from, there are other services that help us to know who is behind them, or at least, if they are SPAM or not.

How to trace a private number with WhoCalledMe

One of the most popular is WhoCalledMe, as it has an important database of phone numbers and additional information on who their owners are. There we can also find many comments from other people who can help us find out whose phone number is.

tellows

If you want discover unknown numbers you can rely on the service offered by tellows: it is a huge database containing thousands of telephone numbers. Unlike white pages, Tellows works on the basis of voluntary reports from network users.

How to find out the private number with Tell me who is calling

Another way to find out who a phone number belongs to is to rely on the services of Tell Me Who Call. It is a website very similar to Tellows, since also in this case there is a database containing numbers reported by users.

How to find out who owns a phone number with Facebook

Didn't you expect it? Well, if we really want to talk about numbers, Facebook boasts a huge database and for this reason it will not be difficult for them to discover an unknown number! How? Even simpler, all you have to do is type the number into the search bar at the top, and hope that a result will come out!

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