Hidden, no caller ID calls late at night? There are only two scenarios in which such a thing can happen.
It could be a telephone scammer seeking your attention or there is something wrong with your mobile phone or plan.
Who might be calling you? Well, it is possible that an individual who wants to contact you doesn’t want you to see his number. If the random dials are occurring ONLY late at night, it is less likely possible to be a telemarketer or an organization.
Let’s first learn who might be calling & why are you unable to see their number.
In case someone is trying to reach you from a different time zone, he might be calling you at a suitable time for him.
However, that time could be late at night on your side of the globe.
Try to remember if you’ve been registering with your mobile number or maybe ordered something from outside your country.
If it started happening recently without any reason, check some potential scenarios in which you might be receiving hidden calls late at night:
Different Time Zone
A number might be calling you from a different time zone where at that time, it’s a day.
It is highly possible that a scammer is trying to track your phone or charge your phone bill, once you pick up.
Most organizations nowadays use an encrypted number that won’t appear on your phone.
Mobile Plan Issues
Your mobile plan might be having issues or has expired, therefore hiding your callers.
Blocking a No ID caller is impossible, but you can learn their number and write it in your phone’s ban list.
That will prevent them from calling you any further. Let’s find out how!
Before you begin, make sure you’re not waiting for any calls from organizations you might have interacted with in the past few days.
If it’s not an individual, then it’s an organization, trying to reach your number.
However, if you don’t need to pick up, don’t. Just keep reading to learn how to prevent it from happening.
The fastest way to prevent random callers late at night is to enable the Do Not Disturb (DND) mode.
Turning the feature ON, will prevent ALL callers from reaching you, but only until you turn it back OFF.
If you enable it for just a few minutes, the caller would assume that this is a block and give up.
With iPhones, this feature can be easily activated, using the activation chamber button on the side of your device.
With Androids, however, you will have to go to Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb> “On”.
This will prevent any sort of notifications, callings, and other things that might wake you up at night.
If you prefer not to use the “DND” mode, we have many other workarounds to choose from.
Except for the “Do Not Disturb” feature, your phone also contains an Airplane feature that will shut down some of the features on your phone, including the cellular service.
To enable it, you can use the quick menu on your iPhone or the “Notifications’‘ tab on your Android.
Some mobile dials can trespass through the “DND” mode, but with the airplane feature enabled, your WiFi, cellular service, Bluetooth, and plenty of more connectivity features will be shut down.
If you’re interested to learn who is calling you, or at least what’s their number, read the next solution!
Since blocking a caller that has no Dial ID is impossible, there is a way to learn the number and brief information about the last user that called your phone.
To learn who is the most recent caller number, you must dial a specific combination on your phone.
Dial “*69” in your dialing list. This will immediately identify brief information about the user, including the number he has reached you from.
To block him, you can tap the “Info” button next to the number and scroll down until you find a red button that will allow you to block the number.
From now on, this user will be unable to dial your number regardless of how hard he tries.
Another way to prevent random No ID calls is to allow dialing from favorite contacts only.
The steps below are for iPhones only since Androids can control who they receive calls from in the Do Not Disturb settings.
Here is how to allow calls only from favorites:
- Go to your phone’s settings.
- Tap on “Contacts”.
- Tap on “Advanced”.
- Find the label “Allow Calls From”.
- Choose the feature and change it from “Everyone” to “Favorites Only”.
Now only favorite callers will be able to dial your number.
If it doesn’t bother you, why not turn your phone off during the night?
It’s not much of a headache to turn it back on in the morning and determine what notifications you’ve received during the night.
Also, this way if the caller is a scammer, he’ll be thinking that you had blocked him. He might give up and never call you again.
In case you’re interested in finding out who is calling you, proceed reading further.
There are two easy ways to take this concern one step forward and identify who is calling you. Let’s learn more.
To discover the no caller ID calls late at night, you might have to contact your provider for additional assistance.
They will be able to find out exactly who’s calling you and prevent any further association with the given number.
The only thing required for you is a minute from your time to provide them with some information about the caller’s behavior and the time he has called.
They will do the rest!
Some online services offer their assistance in exposing “No ID callers”.
Similar platforms can be found for both, Android and Apple app stores, so you wouldn’t have much trouble finding one for yourself.
We suggest downloading the “Truecaller” app, available both for Android and iPhone.
It will guide you through the steps to activate the dial-meter and will start tracking unknown callers.
It will also provide you with their numbers so you could block them later. If you really wanna find out who’s calling you, it’s worth trying by using an online service.
To prevent no caller IDs from calling you late at night, use “DND” or turn on airplane mode. Find out their number and block it or allow calls only from favorites. Lastly, turn off your phone or contact the service provider.
Now when you know what to do when no caller ID calls late at night, you can now rest peacefully at night without concerning calls.
If you’re not comfortable due to the unknown identity of the caller, feel free to reach out to your service provider and get this case enveloped.
Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.