No doubt that Truecaller is a helpful app for those who get lots of unknown calls. It displays the identity of the caller. So that; you can filter the call you want to pick up. But previously, it has had some privacy-related issues. The app collects your data and shares it with third parties.
So, if you don’t want to share call data with third parties, you can remove your number and name from Trecaller. To do so, you have to deactivate your Truecaller account. You can also change your name and number if you want.
How to Change Your Name on Truecaller
If you want to use the Truecaller app but your name is wrong on the Truecaller database. Then you can easily change your name. To do so, follow the following steps:
Step 1: Download and login into the Truecaller app. To download it, you can use the Google Play Store.
Step 2: Now, open the Truecaller app. Click on the hamburger menu and click the “Edit” option.
Step 3: Here, enter your correct information. It will update your information to the Truecaller database.
If you don’t want to use Truecaller, you can permanently deactivate your Treucaller account. For that, follow the below steps.
How to Deactivate Your Truecaller Account
We strongly don’t recommend you to use Truecaller as the app collects your data and shares it with third parties. I will show you the best way to detect fraud and spam calls without the Truecaller.
Here let us discuss how to deactivate the Truecaller account:
Step 1: Open the Truecaller app on your smartphone and navigate to Settings. At the bottom, you will find the “Privacy Center,” click on it.
Step 2: Here, you will find privacy-related settings. To deactivate your Truecaller account, click on the “Deactivate” option.
Note:- Your Truecaller account is deactivated, but users can still search your number and find information about you. Now, you need to remove your number from the Truecaller database. To do so, follow the next step.
Step 3: Visit the unlisting page on your web browser. Now enter your phone number with your country code and validate the captcha. Finally, click on the “Unlist” button. It will take up to 24 hours before the number gets removed.
How to Stop Fraud and Spam Calls
Now, you may think about how I can stop fraud and spam calls without Truecaller. Here we have a solution for you. You can detect spam calls and messages without sacrificing your privacy.
Most Android phones have a built-in Phone app, which has native support for filtering spam calls. You can use this to filter to stop fraud and spam calls. To enable it, follow the following steps:
Step 1: To activate spam call filtering, tap on the 3-dot menu in the top-right corner and open the “Settings.”
Step 2: Now, click on the “Caller ID and Spam” option. Here enable the “See caller and spam ID,” “Filter spam calls,” and “Verified calls” options.
Once you have enabled these options, you will detect fraud and spam calls.
That’s it; this is how you can deactivate your Truecall account. You can try more privacy-oriented and user-friendly options that we have recommended.
I hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below. We are always there to help you.