Looking for a possible means or way on how to make an anonymous facetime call, I will provide everything you need to know right in this article.
By default, you can only make an anonymous call using the traditional phone call as you can easily hide your caller id. However, to hide a caller ID is not possible when it comes to facetime calls.
Making a call on facetime will show the phone number you selected for your caller id or maybe your email address.
But you don’t need to worry as I will explain every step you need to take on how to make an anonymous facetime call. The truth us that this also applies to iMessage as well.
How to make an anonymous facetime call
To make an anonymous facetime call, you need to create a burner email address and use the email address for your facetime caller id.
This is as simple as it is.
On facetime, you cannot hide your caller ID as there’s no option to do so, what you need to do is to use another email address or phone number for your facetime calls.
Kindly note that you can add a second email address or phone number to your apple account. They will be a secondary id to your apple ID or Apple account, and the email address or phone number can be used for a facetime call.
However, you must verify the email address or phone number.
This is a must.
Any phone number or email address you added to your apple ID must be verified before it will be added to your apple account. Once you have verified the phone number or email address as a verification code will be sent to them, then they will be added to your apple account.
You will be asked if you want to use them for iMessage and facetime, simply tap on the OK button and you’re good to go.
So when talking about how to make an anonymous facetime call, you simply need to use another email address or phone number for your facetime call.
This requires you to simply create a burner email address that can be verified or even a gmail account that doesn’t have your personal information, then use it for your facetime call.
Right below I have explained the steps to create a burner email address for an anonymous facetime call.
Creating a new email address for facetime call
I recommend you to create a gmail account if you want to use the email for a lot of calls or for over a period of time like one month or more.
Gmail is free but still you can create a new email address from any of your preferred email providers. However, you can create a burner email address if that’s what you want.
To create a gmail account or google account, simply head over to Gmail.com and tap on sign up. You must not provide your personal information like your real name, instead enter any name and date of birth.
In order to avoid entering a phone number as it is very compulsory when creating a new gmail account, you have to use the Gmail app.
Yes, the Gmail app will give you the option to skip adding a phone number to the newly created gmail account.
So you go ahead and use the Gmail app which is available on android and ios. Skip the phone number section and create your parody gmail account.
Once you’re done, you will see the newly created gmail account in the Gmail account app.
You’re through with the first phase.
For a burner account, there are several sites offering to create a temporary email account, so you can search for these websites and use them. For me, I always prefer to use gmail account and whereas, you can later delete the Gmail account.
Adding the new email address to your apple ID
After you must have created your Gmail account or email address from any email providers, now it is time to add the newly create email address to your apple account.
Below is how you can go about it.
Get started by opening the Settings app on your iPhone.
Next is to tap on your account name or where it says apple ID, iCloud, media & purchases as shown below.
On the next screen you will see where it says Name, Phone Numbers, Email, please kindly tap on that very option.
On the next screen, look close and you will see where it says Edit, go ahead and tap on the Edit letter.
Look closely and you will see where it says Add email or phone, please go ahead and tap on that very option as shown below.
Three options will be displayed on your screen which includes;
- Add an Email Address
- Add a Phone Number
So you should select the first option that says Add an Email Address. Next is to enter the email address you created, tap next and it will send a verification code to the email address you entered.
Kindly enter the verification code you received and that’s it.
Once it is verified, you will see the email address added to your apple ID along with your main email address.
Where it says Contactable At, it will display three contact details, that us your two emails and phone number. But still you can go ahead and add another phone number making it two emails and two phone numbers.
Once you have verified the email address or phone number, you will see a pop up on your screen saying that do you want the email address or phone number to be added to your facetime and iMessage, simply tap on the OK button and that’s it.
Now what you need to do is to go to both facetime and iMessage and to check and confirm if the newly added email or phone number are right there.
As we’re focused on how to make an anonymous facetime call, please open the settings app and scroll down to facetime and open it.
Check the option that says You Can Be Reached By Facetime At, check if you will see the added phone number or email address.
For this option, you can uncheck your main email address and phone number. But remember, this will prevent people thar have your main email address and phone number for facetime from reaching out to you on facetime.
So I recommend to leave this option just the way it is but make sure that the newly added email address or phone number is showing and marked.
For this post on how to make an anonymous facetime call, where our concentration lies is the facetime caller id.
So look at the option that says Caller ID on your facetime Setting page and select the email address you created or the fake phone nu you created and added to your apple ID.
Once you have selected the email address or fake phone number, then you’re good to go.
You can now make an anonymous facetime call though your email address will be displayed, but the information linked with the email address is fake.
So there’s no way the recipient will know who is calling.
And this is what it entails when it comes to making an anonymous facetime call on your iPhone, ipad or Mac.
Remember, once an email address or phone number is added to your apple ID on your iPhone, it will still display on your iPad and Mac computer.
How do I hide my name on FaceTime?
To hide your name on facetime call, simply use your email address for your facetime caller id.
Once email address is used for facetime caller id, it will automatically hide your name as the email address will be shown to the recipient.
Does FaceTime show your name?
Yes facetime will show your name if you used your phone number for facetime caller id.
As long as you are using a phone number to receive or make a facetime call, it will definitely display your name.
How do you FaceTime without showing your number?
To facetime without showing your number, simply use an email address for facetime caller ID.
All you need to do is to open the settings app, scroll down to facetime and open it. Where it says Caller ID and You Can Be Reached By Facetime At, select email address and not phone number and you’re good to go.
And this is where I come to the conclusion in today’s question of the day, how to make an anonymous facetime call.