How to change the phone number on your account & how it’s used

So you have created a Google Account and want to add, update or even remove your phone numbers from your Google account. Yes, it is possible and will take less than five minutes. You can easily add, update, or remove your phone numbers on your Google Account. Google use phone numbers of its users for different purposes, and you have full controls to easily manage and administer that how your numbers are used. One of the most important purposes of using phone number is to provide an easy way to recover your account if you are ever locked out and don’t have any alternative method for recovering your account. You can also reset your password easily with your phone number. The Google will send you a code in the form of text message and then you will be required to enter this code in the specified place to reset your password. Your phone number can also be used to help peoples to find you and connect with you. Also keep in mind that your provided phone number may change time after time, and it simply means that you will need to update it in your Google account.

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You can easily add, update or even remove phone number

We have explained this process in a few steps. You are advised to follow the below given instructions and complete your desired job.

1. First of all go to your Google Account, sign in and open it.

2. Now, in the next step, click on your account photo, which is located in upper-right corner of your screen. If case you do not have any photo, associated with your Google account, it should be the first letter of your name.

change the phone number on your google account

 

3. Now click on Google Account.

Select Google Account

4. Next, you have to select the “Personal info,”

Click on Personal Info

5. Next, you have to select Contact info >>> Phone.

Select Contact Info

6. Now from here you can easily add or edit your phone number.

Click on edit

7. Next you have to enter password for your Google account and select the blue button of Next.

8. In the next step, click on Edit (Pencil Icon).

9. Next you have to select on Update Number.

Select update number

10. Finally you have to enter the new phone number that you want to provide to Google and then choose select to complete the process.

Keep in mind that next to phone you have to select “Add a recovery phone to help and keep your account secure. Then you have to select the country, from the drop down list, that is associated with your phone number and then enter your phone number.

  • You can also easily delete your phone number: if you want to delete your phone number, then next to your phone number, you have to select the Delete >>> Remove number.
  1. In the box that appears, you have to follow the instructions.

It should be noted that changing the number that you have provided in your Google Account will only affects some of the Google services. Hope you will have learnt about how to change the phone number on your Google account. If you find this blog post useful, please don’t forget to share it on social media with your friends.

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