In this post, we will check out how to change a name in TrueCaller.
TrueCaller is one of the most famous mobile apps which offers features like free caller ID display, call/SMS blocking, messaging, spam marking and more. However, a good percent of people use the app for unknown caller identification, ie, TrueCaller app helps identify the ones whose details are not saved in their contact list. The app is also very useful in identifying scam calls or messages.
There are some instances when TrueCaller displays the wrong name. If that’s the case, you may want to update the information in the TrueCaller app so the person you are calling can identify you if they haven’t stored your details on their phone. TrueCaller app is available for both Android and iOS smartphones and Windows PC too.
So, let’s check how to change your name on TrueCaller app in an easy method. Firstly, let us check why TrueCaller might have your wrong name.
How TrueCaller displays a name
You might have noticed that when you install the TrueCaller app on your device, it will display the caller’s name whenever you receive a call. This name can be the original name or some other names.
Have you ever thought about how TrueCaller chooses which name to display on the caller ID? Let us check it out.
I created a TrueCaller account using my contact number and gave a wrong name. Then I noticed that, whenever someone receives a call from my number, they see the name that I have given there. Means, if you have a TrueCaller account and you added some name for your profile, then this name will be shown to others unless they have saved your number already.
If you haven’t registered your number on TrueCaller, then I think TrueCaller’s algorithm will pick a name from other user’s contacts that saved your number and show it to the receiver.
Why TrueCaller displays a wrong name
TrueCaller gathers all the information available regarding an individual’s name and other details based on the phone books of other users registered on the app. In general, the app crowd-sources the available information from all the users who have installed or once used TrueCaller app.
1. Assume that you are a sports trainer and it is possible that some of your students may have saved your name in their contacts list as ‘Trainer’ rather than your original name. And when TrueCaller starts to gather the information from some phone books, it assumes that the phone number already belongs to someone named ‘Trainer’.
2. Another instance where the app displays a wrong name is when someone got a new phone number which was once used by some other person.
So, let’s check it out.
How to Change your Name in TrueCaller
Now let us check out the easy method on how to change your name in TrueCaller. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the TrueCaller app on your device.
Step 2: Open ‘Menu‘ and then click on ‘Edit Profile‘.
Step 3: Enter your full name. First Name and Last Name as you would like it to appear on TrueCaller.
Done. Now you have successfully updated your name on TrueCaller. Hope TrueCaller database will update your name very soon.
How to Change your TrueCaller Name if you are not a TrueCaller User
If you’re not a Truecaller app user, you can change your TrueCaller name only by using their website. And you don’t have to Log In to the website.
Step 1: Enter your mobile number in the search bar.(Don’t forget to check Country Code).
Step 2: Click on ‘Suggest a better name’ and enter a new name as you want it to be.
Note that this method takes some time for approval. For faster approval, TrueCaller suggests you send an e-mail to their team with your phone number including your Name and Country Code.
FAQs – Change Name in TrueCaller
TrueCaller has an option in their app that allows its users to change their name. Just open your profile settings, then go to name settings and update the name.
No. If you are already registered on TrueCaller, then most probably the name that you have already given on sign up will be displayed to the call receiver. Also, there are a lot of cases where TrueCaller displayed a wrong name. You don’t have to verify your name with proof to create an account on TrueCaller.
I think that TrueCaller is a safe app. Because, it is one of the most downloaded and most used services around the world, and may be the best free caller ID app for mobile phones.