How to Remove Your Contact Number Search From Truecaller?.
Truecaller gives out your number and contact information to anyone looking for them.
Techcrunch recently reported that due to what the company called a “bug,” Truecaller users in India were subscribing to Truecaller Pay without their knowledge or consent. Personally, I’ve always been suspicious of the app. Truecaller retrieves all contacts of people who follow it. This means that you can get on the list even if you have never used the app. With privacy and consent becoming more and more important topics of conversation, it might finally be time to take Truecaller out of your life once and for all. The process is easier than it sounds. Read on to find out.
How to unlist your number
Step 1. First, deactivate your Truecaller account.
If you’ve never signed up for Truecaller before, you can skip to step 2, but if you are already a Truecaller user or have used it in the past, you need to sign in to the app and deactivate your account. Here’s how to do it:
Click on the hamburger icon in the upper left corner to open the collapsed menu.
1 – Click on Settings
2 – Click on Privacy Center to enter additional privacy settings.
9 – Click on Deactivate
4 – Click yes on the popup
This will deactivate your Truecaller account. You will still need to do the following to remove your number from the Truecaller database.
Step 2. Uninstall Truecaller
Visit the Truecaller uninstall page here: https://www.truecaller.com/unlisting
Enter your number in the field under “Phone number”. Be sure to include the country code
Click on the box next to “I’m not a robot” to successfully complete the Recaptcha.
Click on Unlist Phone number
Check to see if your number is not listed
After you’ve done all this, Truecaller will initiate the process of removing your ad from its database. Note that according to Truecaller, this can take up to 24 hours. I tried it myself and was pleasantly surprised to find that my ad was removed from the Truecaller database after just 5 hours. There is an easy way to check if your Truecalling list has been deleted. Here’s how:
Find someone else with an active Truecaller account. Let them search for your number in a Truecaller search. If you are still logged in, your number will be displayed next to your name and other details. If you managed to remove it from the list, only the number will be displayed. This is how it will look:
Alternatively, you can try calling someone with Truecaller installed. If your name doesn’t appear when you call, you’re done.
My experience of exiting the Truecaller ecosystem was much simpler and easier than I expected. While Truecaller certainly doesn’t get your permission to enter your name and number, it makes the de-listing process as easy as entering your number and captcha’s solution. Did you get your number out of the Truecaller list? Please let us know if you have any problems with this.
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How to Remove Your Contact Number Search From Truecaller?