How to Delete Your Account and Scrub Your Phone Number on Truecaller

Truecaller, a popular app for caller identification and spam blocking, can be a useful tool. However, if you're concerned about your online privacy, you might want to delete your Truecaller account and remove your phone number from their database.

This blog will guide you through the Truecaller delete account process and additional steps to ensure your phone number is no longer searchable within the app.

Why Delete Your Truecaller Account?

Here are some reasons users choose to delete their Truecaller accounts:

  • Privacy Concerns: Sharing your phone number with Truecaller means your information becomes part of their searchable database.
  • Unwanted Contact: You might no longer want to receive calls identified by Truecaller.
  • Inaccurate Information: The app's information might be outdated or incorrect.

Ready to Scrub Your Truecaller Profile?

Here's how to delete your Truecaller account  and  remove your phone number from the app:

Deleting Your Truecaller Account:

On Android:

  • Open the Truecaller app on your phone.
  • Top left corner: Tap profile icon.
  • Select "Settings" from the menu.
  • Scroll down and tap on "Privacy Center."
  • Look for the "Deactivate" option and tap on it.
  • Confirm your choice by tapping "Deactivate" again.

On iPhone:

  • Open the Truecaller app on your phone.
  • Profile icon (top left). Tap to open settings.
  • Select "Settings" from the menu.
  • Tap on "Privacy Center."
  • Choose between "Keep My Data" (remain searchable but unable to edit information) or "Delete My Data" (complete removal).

Confirm your selection.

Truecaller warns it may take up to 24 hours for your information to be completely deleted from their system.

Unlisting Your Phone Number (Optional):

While deleting your account removes your profile information, your phone number might still be searchable within Truecaller. To ensure complete removal, follow these additional steps:

Visit the Truecaller unlisting webpage

  1. Type your phone number in the provided box.
  2. Complete any CAPTCHA verification if required.
  3. Click on "Unlist."

Remember: It might take some time for your phone number to be completely removed from search results after unlisting.

Taking Control of Your Mobile Privacy

Permanently remove yourself from Truecaller by following these steps to delete your account and delist your phone number. Remember, you always have the right to manage your online privacy.

Additional Tips:

  • Consider using alternative privacy-focused caller ID apps if you still desire such functionality.
  • Be mindful of what information you share with other apps and online services.
  • Regularly review your privacy settings on social media platforms and other accounts.
  • By taking these steps, you can create a more secure and private digital footprint.

365Bloggy April 17, 2024
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