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#288274 17-Jun-2021 18:03
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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G shows phone number as unknown, how do I fix this?





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  #2730337 17-Jun-2021 18:13
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Check handset settings that number is not restricted for outgoing calls

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  #2730341 17-Jun-2021 18:17
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Where would I find that? Phone can make and receive calls, texts etc.





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  #2730356 17-Jun-2021 18:38
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https://eu.community.samsung.com/t5/other-smartphones/my-phone-number-unknown/td-p/226777/page/4 

 

 

 

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  #2730361 17-Jun-2021 18:47
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What does the OP mean by "shows phone number as unknown"? Somewhere on the phone? How it appears to others when you phone them? Please clarify.




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  #2730362 17-Jun-2021 18:49
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Settings, About Phone.





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  #2730363 17-Jun-2021 18:53
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Are you saying that

 

     

  1. when you call somebody, on their side it shows as unknown number?
  2. or when you check the device info, it shows "Unknown"

 

For 1, open the phone app, go to Settings & look for "Caller ID"

 

For 2, if you are talking about Settings > About this phone > Status, then I don't know. Some phones always show my number, others have never displayed the SIM number.

 

 





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Ah, so it was #2. Guess I'll keep an eye on this thread.

 

 





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  #2730365 17-Jun-2021 18:55
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Follow link above it works.


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  #2730372 17-Jun-2021 19:17
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Except I dont have an iPhone.





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  #2730373 17-Jun-2021 19:19
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You don't need to do anything, really. It means nothing in the scheme of things, and won't affect the use of the phone.




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  #2730375 17-Jun-2021 19:25
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OK, I was trying to set up Chat in Google Messages and it couldnt verify the number so I thought that was the problem.





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  #2730378 17-Jun-2021 19:33
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Shouldn't be. As far as I can tell, it's just a line of data on the SIM card. I think it happens if you ported a number to the SIM, as opposed to buying a SIM with a number already on it. I could be wrong, of course.




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  #2730383 17-Jun-2021 19:57
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Yes, its a ported number. Oh well, will keep trying to figure why I cant get Chat setup, thanks.





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  #2731313 20-Jun-2021 03:58
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I find it's SIM (and possibly carrier?) dependant but generally doesn't make a difference to functionality. My current main SIM originally had a different number before I ported my main number to it yet it still shows the correct ported number in About. I have a dual SIM phone swapping to different carriers at various times (including porting my main SIM every year or so) and whether it shows a number at all, whether it shows the correct number (when porting is involve) always seem to vary for me. I have had a few SIMs which shows nothing or the original (pre-port) number. All very strange but it's always worked out for me. YMMV.


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  #2731315 20-Jun-2021 07:42
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OK, so I guess thats not the reason why I cannot get Chat Features set up in Google Messenger. When I try, after putting in country code and phone number (021 xxx-xxx) and hitting Verify Your Number it just says Trying to Verify Your Number and nothing further happens, never get the code from Google.





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