Truecaller is the go-to phone directory for hundreds of millions of users across the world. It’s a pretty helpful app for users who regularly deal with spam calls.
In a country like Ghana where spam and scam calls are rampant, it’s a godsend service. However, there is a pressing concern for privacy with the Truecaller app. Let me put it straight, Truecaller is excellent at what it does, but the service harvests too much data through contacts, call logs and messages. If you are comfortable with this and see the value in its service, you should keep using it.
However, if you are someone who is concerned about their privacy and want to remove their number and other contact information from Truecaller’s database, this is the article for you. In this article, we are going to show you how you can delete your Truecaller account and remove your number from its database.
You need to first of all ;
- Deactivate your account.
- On Android: Tap on the 3 stripe menu -> settings -> privacy center.
- On iPhone: Tap on the profile avatar (upper left) – > settings -> privacy center.
2. Unlist phone number
Open Truecaller’s unlisting page on your web browser and select your country. Now, enter your phone number with country code and validate the captcha. Finally, click on “Unlist Phone Number” and you are done. Note that, it may take 24 hours to completely remove your phone number.
There you have it.