Truecaller is the phone book referenced by hundreds of millions of users worldwide. A very useful app for users who regularly deal with spam calls. In a country like India where spam calls are common, this service is a godsend. However, there is an immediate concern about the privacy of the Truecaller app. Let me be clear, Truecaller excels at what it does, but the service collects a lot of data through contacts, call logs, and messages. If you are comfortable with this and see the value in its service, you should continue to use it. However, if you are someone who is concerned about their privacy and want to remove their number and other contact information from Truecaller’s database, this article is for you. In this article, we will show you how to delete your Truecaller account and delete your number from the database.
Delete Your Truecaller Account
1. Open the Truecaller app on your smartphone and Go to Settings. At the bottom you will find the Privacy Center, tap on it.
2. Tap on Disable Now. It will ask for confirmation again, tap Yes.
Note: Now your Truecaller account is disabled, but users can still call your number and find information about you. That’s why you need to take one more step: remove your phone number from Truecaller’s database. To do this, follow the next step.
3. Open Truecaller’s unlist page in your web browser and select your country. Now, enter your phone number with country code and verify the captcha. Finally, Click “Remove Phone Number from List” and you are done. Note that it may take up to 24 hours to completely remove your phone number.
Stop Spam Calls and Messages Without Compromising Privacy
You have now deleted Truecaller and made your number private. However, you have also predisposed yourself to spam calls. Well, if you want to stop spam calls and messages without compromising your privacy, you can to some extent. Most Android phones come with Google’s Phone app, which has native support for filtering spam calls. You can use this to filter out the most obvious spam calls. It won’t be as good as Truecaller’s spam filtering, but it will stop most spam calls.
1. To enable spam filtering, Tap the 3-dot menu in the top right corner and open Settings.
2. Here, open Caller ID & Spam and Enable the “Caller ID and spam” and “Filter spam calls” options. You’re done!
You can try the SMS Organizer app for text messages (Free) automatically places all spam messages in a separate section. To make things even better, if you receive any spam messages, you will not be notified. In addition, messages are stored locally on your device and are not shared with any server.
There is currently no suitable alternative to identify unknown numbers that works as well as Truecaller and does not interfere with your privacy. You can create a second user on your Android device that does not have access to contacts and messages. In the second area, you can use the Truecaller service to identify unknown numbers without providing your personal information. If you’d like to see how this is done, let us know and we’ll help you.
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Delete Truecaller and Enjoy Your Privacy
This is we covered Truecaller’s privacy nightmare and how you can completely delete your phone number from Truecaller’s database. You can try alternative ways to have a more privacy-friendly experience. Google also makes Android pretty strict when it comes to sharing user data with apps and services. Therefore, you should always keep your smartphone updated with the latest version of Android. Anyway, if you liked the article or have any questions for us, you can let us know in the comment section below.