How to Change Your Caller ID Name on Android

Change what displays on your outgoing caller ID on Android

What to Know

  • AT&T: On the website, go to Profile > Account users > select the number > Select Edit > make your changes > Continue.
  • T-Mobile/Sprint: Call customer service and request the change. Former Sprint customers might be able to change it online.
  • Verizon: Select Account > Add-ons & apps > See All > Share Name ID > Product details > Manage...ID > follow prompts > Save changes.

This article explains how to change your Caller ID on AT&T, T-Mobile/Sprint, and Verizon using their websites.

Change Your Caller ID on AT&T

You can change your Caller ID name via AT&T’s website. The Caller ID name is the one that displays on landlines with Caller ID. If you’re saved in someone’s cell phone as a contact, it won’t override that information.

Here’s how to change your Caller ID information from AT&T’s website.

  1. Go to Profile > Account users.

  2. Select your account from the drop-down.

  3. Select your number.

  4. Click Edit.

  5. Enter the information you want to display and select Continue.

    You may have to sign out and back in to see the changes. It can take up to 72 hours (weekdays only) for a landline to show the updated Caller ID name, and it might not change until people clear your number from their Caller ID logs.

Change Your Caller ID on T-Mobile/Sprint

Former Sprint customers who have moved to T-Mobile service post-merger might be able to make the change online. T-Mobile subscribers need to call customer service (dial 611 from your cell phone) and request the change their Caller ID name.

Here's how to make the change on Sprint's website.

  1. Go to the Sprint website and sign in.

  2. Click the My Preferences tab.

  3. Click Change Caller ID Name.

  4. Make your edits.

  5. Click Save.

Change Your Caller ID on Verizon

Verizon refers to caller ID as Share Name ID. The company doesn't guarantee the Share Name ID will display on outgoing calls because other carriers may not support it. In addition, your Share Name ID won't override saved contact details in someone's phone.

You can make the change on Verizon's website or mobile app.

Verizon's Website

Here's how to make the change on Verizon's website. Sign into My Verizon first.

  1. Hover over Account and select Add-ons and apps.

  2. Click See All.

  3. Click Product details under the Share Name ID.

  4. Click Manage Share Name ID.

  5. Select the line.

  6. Select an option. You can choose from a custom name, billing party
    name, or your 10-digit phone number.

  7. Click Save changes.

    It can take up to 24 hours to process the change.

Change Caller ID Name from My Verizon App

You can also use the My Verizon mobile app to change your Caller ID.

  1. From the app, tap the Account tab.

  2. Tap Manage device for your mobile number.

  3. Tap Share Name ID.

  4. Edit the name. Check I accept the Terms and Conditions.

  5. Tap Update.

Other Ways to Change Your Android's Caller ID

If caller ID change doesn't work, you can also hide your number with star 67 or use a "burner" number for specific phone calls.

  • How can you hide your caller ID while making calls on Android?

    If you sign up for a Google Voice number, you can choose to use that as your caller ID instead of your phone number. Once you have a Google Voice number, go to on your computer and click on the Settings icon. Then select Calls. Toggle on Show my Google Voice number as caller ID when forwarding calls.

  • What can you do if your caller ID is spoofed?

    While there's no surefire way to deal with spoofing, there are some measures you can take if you believe someone is using your phone number to scam others. Check your phone bill for signs of identity theft. Change your voicemail PIN or password. Also, inform your carrier about potentially suspicious activity. You can even get a new phone number as a last resort. Check out Lifewire's guide to phone spoofing for even more tips.

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