Hide Call & Messaging History on Your Android Phone with Reflection

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In this article, we will discuss how to hide call and messaging history on a per-number basis using the Reflection app. This guide requires your Android phone to be rooted and have the Exposed Framework installed. The Reflection app is available on the Play Store for $1, but the developer has also provided free APKs in a forum thread. Supporting the developer by purchasing the app on the Play Store is always a great way to show appreciation for their work.

Step 1: Install Reflection and Enable It Properly

First, download and install the Reflection app from the Play Store or use the provided APKs. Once installed, you will need to enable it properly through the Exposed Framework. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Exposed Framework app.
  2. Go to Modules and find Reflection.
  3. Tap on Reflection and go into the framework settings.
  4. Perform a soft reboot for the changes to take effect.

Step 2: Set Up Password and Input Numbers to Hide

After enabling Reflection, open the app and set up a password. The app will save your call and messaging history instead of using the stock dialer and messaging apps. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Reflection app.
  2. Tap on the “+” sign to add a number.
  3. Input the number you want to hide.
  4. Choose the options to hide incoming call history, outgoing call history, incoming SMS messages, and outgoing SMS messages.

Step 3: Making a Call and Checking the Log

Now, let’s see how hiding the history works. Make a call to the number you added and check if the log remains empty. Here’s the process:

  1. Dial the number you want to call.
  2. After ending the call, go back to the call log.
  3. Verify that the log is empty and that the call you made is not visible.

Step 4: Viewing and Deleting the History

To view the hidden call history, open the Reflection app and go to the log view. You can delete the history if desired. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Reflection app.
  2. Go to the log view section.
  3. Check the outgoing call history for the number you dialed.
  4. To delete the history, slide the slider or use the options menu.

Additional Features and Options

Under the settings section of the Reflection app, you can find options to change your password and donate to the developer. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Open the Reflection app.
  2. Go to the settings section.
  3. Change your password if needed.
  4. Donate to the developer if you wish to support their work.

It is recommended to try out the Reflection app and explore its features for yourself. If you encounter any issues or want to learn more, refer to the full guide provided in the video description. Additionally, don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe to the Gadget Hacks channel for more awesome gadget hacks.

In conclusion, hiding call and messaging history on your Android phone is possible with the Reflection app. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can protect your privacy and keep certain numbers hidden from your call and messaging logs. Remember to use the Reflection app responsibly and respect the privacy of others.