Learn how to change or customize the name that shows up when you make calls or send texts on Android phones.
Simple steps to edit caller ID name.
What is Caller ID?
Caller ID displays the name or number of the person calling when you receive a phone call or text message. It allows you to identify callers before choosing to answer or ignore the call.
On Android phones, you can customize what name shows up as your caller ID when you make outgoing calls or texts. This is useful if you want your business name or a nickname to display instead of your personal name.
Steps to Change Caller ID Name on Android
Changing your caller ID name on Android is easy and can be done in a few steps:
1. Open Phone App
Launch the Phone app on your Android device. This is the default calling and contacts app on your phone.
2. Go to Settings
Tap on the 3-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the Phone app. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
3. Tap Call Settings
Scroll down and tap Call Settings. On some devices, this may be labeled as Calling accounts.
4. Tap Your Phone Number
Under Call Settings, tap on your phone number. This will open your calling account settings.
5. Edit Caller ID Name
Here you can see the Caller ID option. Tap on it and edit or enter the name you want displayed as your caller ID.
Type in the new name and tap OK to save changes. The name will now show up when you make outgoing calls or send SMS.
Customize Per Contact
You can also set a custom caller ID on a per contact basis. Open the contact, tap their name, and add a custom name for that specific contact.
What happens if I turn off caller ID?
If you disable caller ID, your name or number will show up as ‘private’ or ‘unknown’ to the receivers of your calls and texts.
Can I change caller ID on iPhone?
Yes, the process to change caller ID name on iPhones is similar. Go to Settings > Phone > My Number and edit the displayed caller ID name.
Is changing caller ID legal?
In most countries, it is legal to change your caller ID name as long as you are not impersonating someone else’s identity. However, some places may have regulations against spoofing caller ID information.