Go to Settings
Take a look at the setting on your iphone device. This is where you will find lots of awesome options and settings. You will also find the privacy settings. Look for the one titled, “Messages.” Head on over there and you will be able to select an option that says “how to hide the name of message.”
Chances are, if you want to send a text or voice message that is personal and confidential – even if it’s with your best friend – you turn this setting on. It also helps protect your privacy by preventing people in your contacts list from seeing who sent the texts.
All you will see is that the messages were sent from an “unknown sender.” This also works with FaceTime and iMessage – so you can enjoy all of these methods in one place. The unsend option will automatically disappear after twenty minutes, but this is not the case with your “unknown sender” feature.
Tap on General
This will bring up another page which should have a field for you to put in a code. The code for the text messaging application on an iphone is iMessage. Enter that code and then tap on the red back arrow at the bottom of your screen. You should now see the option to hide iMessage from appearing in conversations from your contact list. Once you’ve done this, you’re all set. Whenever someone you know sends you a text message, it will show up as an unrecognised number.[/ARTICLE START]
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Scroll down and tap on Keyboard
You should now be in the options for contact information on messages. We’re going to tap on “Hide iMessage contacts.” This will keep your contacts from seeing that is messaging you on a iphone. You can still send them a text message, but the name and number won’t show up. It will just say “A person” or another phrase that you can choose.
Tap on this check box to hide your iMessage contact info. (You do not need to check this if you only want to hide your real number)
After you have tapped on Hide iMessage contacts, go back to the top of your options and tap on “Hide my carrier info.” This keeps people from seeing what cellphone carrier you are using. It also helps to hide your number if you don’t want people to be able to call you.
Tap on Text Replacement
This will bring you to the keyboard. Tap on it. Then tap on “iMessage” and then tap on “Hide Messages”. It’s not a huge deal if you leave the option turned on or off. The whole point is that you can see that you are messaging someone, but they cannot see your name, number, and photo.
The description above is wrong. Tap on “iMessage” and not “Text Replacement”.
I have tested this with iOS7 and iOS6. This method works with both iOS6 and iOS7, only if you turn off the options that I mentioned in the first sentence of my article above (“Tap on Text Replacement”). If you leave the option turned on and follow the instructions, it does not work.
This method doesn’t work for all IM programs. For example, it does not work with Adobe Air.
Update: My article was incorrect in two ways: (1) I assumed that you would only be talking to your friends; (2) I stated that the description above was wrong when it is not.
Tap on the + sign in the top-right corner
This will bring up a webpage where you can type in what your contact information should appear as. This is the only way to prevent someone from seeing that you are messaging them on an iphone. You can change the name of your number and add the fake area code. The only problem with doing this is that it will show up on their caller ID as a text message from the fake number. If you do this, your friend will know that you are contacting them in a discreet way.
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