Sometimes, phone calls from unknown numbers confuse us and force us to think about whether to call back or not because such calls can be from a telemarketing company or it can also be the wrong number. Well, today I will tell you how to track phone number details of an unknown caller using Truecaller online or/and its mobile app.
A smart way to know mobile number details online of any anonymous phone call. In case you just forgot your own mobile number, this post can help you to reveal your number on your phone screen.
According to the Truecaller official statement, the company has over 200M and over 150 million daily active users around the world that easily identify incoming calls from unknown numbers and automatic spam blocking.
How to find details of unknown numbers using Truecaller?
The Truecaller database of mobile numbers worldwide is easily searchable by anyone through the Truecaller app and its website. Here is a step-by-step guide on using Truecaller to track phone number details online.
1. To find mobile number details, go to the Truecaller website.
2. In the search box, write the number whose information you want to search and press the enter button.
3. If you are not signed in, the system will now ask you to sign in. You can sign in using your Google or Microsoft account.
4. Immediately after the sign in, you will have all the information about the number searched. These details may include the owner name, profile photo, mobile carrier, location, email address etc.
For automatic spam calls blocking, knowing unknown mobile number details, payments, and last seen, you can install its app on Android and iOS devices from here.
How does Truecaller work and where does it get data?
Truecaller helps you find the details of the person making the call but the fact cannot be ignored that it also takes your information in return.
Both, Truecaller online number search and its app, work on the basis of giving and receiving data. You provide contacts globally and you get contacts globally.
If you install the Truecaller app on your smartphone and log in to it, the app will automatically sync all your contact details from your phonebook and integrate it into its global databases. In this way, this app collects information about its millions of users worldwide and provides them through the medium of its app and website.
And, when you use the Truecaller website to search for a number, they force you to sign in using a Google or Microsoft account. Truecaller could give you more options to log in, such as Twitter or Facebook, but the company has given only the option of Google or Microsoft here because no account other than Google or Microsoft has a contact list. This is how they collect the data.
How to remove your number from Truecaller Database?
The company respects users privacy, therefore allowing users to remove their number and personal information from the Truecaller directory.
To remove your number from the Truecaller database (website and app), follow these steps-
1. Go to the Truecaller unlisting page.
2. Enter your phone number with the country code (i.e. +911130303030 or +919811223344) and press ‘UNLIST PHONE NUMBER’ button.
3. Tick the ‘reCaptcha’ saying ‘I am not a robot’.
4. Click Unlist phone number.
Important: If you’re a registered user and have verified your number through the app then you must first Deactivate your account by going to the App’s settings menu and then follow the above steps.
To delete your account from its website, go to “Account & privacy” and then click on Deactivate your account.
According to the company, it may take up to 24 hours to remove the information. After that, no one will be able to track your phone number details (either via app or site).
Stop telemarketing calls (spam) via activating the DND (do not disturb service)
As per Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) regulations, no telemarketing company are allowed to call on the DND registered numbers.
To stop unwanted telemarketing calls and SMS, you can activate the service via just sending an SMS to your mobile carrier.
Go to the message box on your mobile phone and type START DND and send it to 1909 or you can also call 1909 for DNC registration. The service is available only in India and the 1909 number is toll-free for both SMS and calls.
To completely block all spam calls from all telemarketers, you must activate DND for all categories by replying with START 0.
I hope this free guide on how to track phone number details online was useful for you. If you know any other good method to find details of unknown mobile or landline phone number, then share via comments below.