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How to Change if TrueCaller is Showing Wrong Name

Edit TrueCaller profile to change wrong name in database.
Samyak Lalit | July 26, 2016 (Last update: January 28, 2021)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

TrueCaller is one of the most useful mobile apps. In this era of mobile phones, we easily get to see the Caller ID of the person who is calling us. But what if you haven’t saved that mobile number in your phone book? TrueCaller helps you in getting details of unknown numbers. This app is also very useful in tackling the phone call scams. When someone calls you, TrueCaller shows you the name of the person even if the number is not saved in your phone book.

But sometimes TrueCaller shows you a wrong name. A TechWelkin reader recently sent us a message saying that he is a Senior Criminal Lawyer but TrueCaller shows his name with a prefix Senior Criminal! Such things can be very embarrassing and you would want to correct your name in the TrueCaller database. In this article, we are going to learn how to change your wrong name in TrueCaller database.

Reasons of TrueCaller Showing Wrong Name

TrueCaller gathers name and other details from the phone books of the mobiles on which TrueCaller app has been installed. So, TrueCaller basically crowd-source the information. Let’s say your name is John Doe and you work at a pizza outlet. It is possible that a number of your customers save your name as “John Pizza Delivery” in their phone books. When TrueCaller will gather this information from many phone books, it will assume that your phone number belongs to a person whose name is John Pizza Delivery.

Also, if your current phone number previously belonged to someone else, TrueCaller database may be carrying the old information. It often happens when you newly acquire a new phone number.

Therefore, we have two main reasons of TrueCaller showing your name wrong:

  1. A number of your people have saved your wrong name in their phone books.
  2. You have newly acquired your phone number and TrueCaller is still showing name of the previous owner.

How to Change a Wrong Name in TrueCaller Database

Method 1

The best way to fix a wrong name in TrueCaller database is to install the TrueCaller app (Android | iPhone | Windows Phone | BlackBerry) on your mobile phone.

  1. Download and install TrueCaller
  2. The app will send you SMS to verify your phone number
  3. After verification, launch the TrueCaller app and open the app menu
  4. Click on Edit Profile link

    Edit TrueCaller profile to change wrong name.

    Edit TrueCaller profile to change wrong name.

  5. Click on Edit (a pencil icon) opposite your name
  6. Enter your First Name and Last Name as you want it to appear in TrueCaller

    Edit TrueCaller profile to change wrong name in database.

    Edit TrueCaller profile to change wrong name in database.

  7. Save Changes.

You’re done! TrueCaller database has been updated and your wrong name has been corrected. Now, when you’ll call someone who does not have your phone number in their phone book, they will see your correct name in TrueCaller.

Method 2

Go to the TrueCaller website web page and login using your Google account (or any other method that is offered).

After login, search for your mobile number. You should get a screen similar to this:

suggest a name feature in truecaller to change your display name

Now click on SUGGEST NAME option. You will get the following screen:

change your name in truecaller

On this screen you can change the display name for TrueCaller app. Just enter the new name and submit the form.

As you can see, this process does not verify you as the owner of the phone number. So, anyone can make a suggestion for changing anyone’s name in TrueCaller database. If the TrueCaller staff will think that the suggestion was wrong, they will not make the requested change.

Consequently, this second method may or may not work. It is better to use the first method but if you’re in a hurry or don’t have a mobile internet connection to download the app, you can use the name suggestion facility.

Remember that both the above methods may take some time to reflect changes made by you. You may not expect that the corrected name will immediately begin to reflect on TrueCaller.

So, this is how you can change your name in TrueCaller database. This really helps you if TrueCaller is showing wrong name. Should you have any questions related to this topic, please feel free to ask us in the comments section below. We will try to assist you. Thank you for using TechWelkin!


42 responses to “How to Change if TrueCaller is Showing Wrong Name”

  1. Rajiv Moktan says:

    I acquired this number and set my name in True caller profile. However True Caller still shows the previous owner Bhanu Neupane when I call someone. Why doesn’t the change of name take effect?

  2. Sujay Purkayastha says:

    I acquired this number and set my name in True caller profile. However True Caller still shows the previous owner Hanif when I call someone. Why doesn’t the change of name take effect?


  3. Kizzie Debnath says:

    Whenever I change my name it’s still showing the previous owner’s id. .how can I change that!???

  4. Ajila says:

    Any time a friend of mine call me with his number, it brings out my name. Why is that happening?

  5. Sripal Jain says:

    Very precise and perfect information

  6. purnima says:

    When I call some one then their truecaller show my name as chipakli so I have to correct my name in my phone or in that phone which I called .

  7. MN Raaj says:

    Thank you.. its working..

  8. Surendra says:

    my name showing on true caller is wrong, it seems some one has saved my wrong name but when i tried to correct it , it does not change, please explain how can i edit the same.

  9. Michaela says:

    Hi there,
    Our landline Trucaller ID is incorrect, How can i change it in a quick way?

  10. Anand Acharya says:

    It worked for me within 30 seconds. Thank you, Mr. Lalit Kumar.

  11. Marco says:

    Our company’s details (for a landline) appears wrong on Truecaller. How can we change it ?

  12. Shreyas Gowda says:

    i have updated the wrong name in my true caller profile using mobile application but still its showing me the previous wrong name what can i do now as i have tried both ways to change the name in my true caller..???

  13. darshan says:

    i have updated the wrong name in my true caller profile using mobile application but still its showing me the previous wrong name what can i do now as i have tried both ways to change the name in my true caller..???

    • Benny says:

      Just open truecaller app and put your phone in cold storage now remove your bn sim card and clean it with a pinch of salt and acid now wash simcard in clean water and install in phone . Now your name will not be shown wrong

  14. darshan says:

    i have corrected my name using mobile application as you have said above how to change true caller name but still its showing me the same name which is wrong so what can i do now….???

  15. rashma says:

    I have Vodafone SIM with my friend’s ID, but now I want to change it to my own ID. Is it possible to change my SIM now?

  16. maju says:

    hi sir,
    truecaller showing wrong name and profile how to edit it in computer

  17. Haseeb Chouhan says:

    hello sir,
    i want to change my Landline Number ,, how does it ?

  18. Tridasha says:

    please invalidated the name suggestion .
    Some users have given messy names to my center and this gives wrong vibes in society.
    PL allow only owners of the phone number to edit the names .
    How to see who had given messy names to my center?

  19. John says:

    after changed the suggesting name also it’s showing the old Name

  20. soma says:

    Hi, I have some doubts.
    I and my friend both are using a true caller(android app),
    when I call him, I heard a message like a number you have dialed is not in service. What does it mean? But I can see his last seen, green dot light, red dot light with the same number I have dialed.
    Suppose if he changes the sim(new number) with the same cellphone, even it shows same notifications from true caller app?
    If he uses DUO call from true caller app, the true caller shows the last seen, green dot light, red dot light?

  21. Saartjie says:

    There is a issue of spoofing that is currently happening to a company. On True caller the ID’s are changed to point to banks to get people to phone back to get the switchboard to received more calls than they can handle. How can one change the ID’s to stop the phoning back. I change the ID, but it just returns to the original bank ID.

  22. ved says:

    thank you for this informative knowledge

  23. Mahesh says:

    Why true show my name with my old deactivated (now possessed by someone else)number? I have already activated my new number. How to discuss associate ones old number? Please help me out. Thanks

  24. sudarshan H says:

    I took a new sim card and installed truecaller app with new email id, but its showing some other name with my name, so please let me know how to resolve this problem.

  25. Hemanth says:

    Looks like Truecaller has invalidated the name suggestion page; You will now have to log into the truecaller website using an email address or Google Single Sign On, search for the phone number and then edit it to suggest the name you’d like.

    Took a minute for the changes to propagate, but it worked. Thanks for the nice write up! Please consider updating the information in method 2 since it’s changed now!

  26. kannemarla says:

    i have changed my name going to profile, while displaying it is showing old name only.. How do i remove the old name.

  27. jayashree says:

    Hi Good evng,
    I need a clarification how to change landline number name… in truecaller plz reply to my question..

  28. PR says:

    Though i changed my name going to profile, the old name also appears along with my changed name.. How do i remove the old name

  29. Nilanjan says:

    I have dual sim mobile, one number is associate with truecaller. How to register other number?

  30. sudarsan says:

    i bought a new jio number, but when i try to register it in true caller , it shows that it is not a valid numer. what shall i do?

  31. Parv says:

    i bought idea sim from greater noida after I get connection it is showing name of yaseen khan and i come to know that it was old sim, now how do I change details on truecaller and even I don’t have smart phone please tell me how can I change on pc

  32. neha says:

    Please help me how can i change my name in Truecaller which is wrongly saved by others as a job consulting. And i am facing lots of problem. No one picks up my calls. i am not able to change it. I even changed from edit profile still it shows same name.

  33. Ardiel says:

    Dear Lalit,

    Somebody is using my name as a Trucaller ID, how do I stop this or change this??

  34. Abhijit Dutta says:

    I bought a sim of Jio from Kolkata and the dealer opened it from a sealed pack and I got connection. After dialing to a person he informed me that on truecaller the location is showing Tirupati. He asked me to cancel the sim. Why truecaller giving wrong info?

    • Lalit Kumar says:

      Probably, the mobile number you have got was previously owned by someone in Tirupati. TrueCaller gives the information that it has in its database. If TrueCaller is showing wrong name or location, you can change it on their website.

  35. anil kumar says:

    i wrongly suggested someone’s name. please tell me how can i keep the name empty as before.

  36. vasudev says:

    true caller synced or say jumbled my contact names with others photos
    how to correct. my father contact got my friends photo so on… showing all over truecaller

  37. SAYEED SHAIKH says:


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