How to change your phone number in Gmail

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  1. Update your Gmail phone number to stay safe
  2. Change Gmail Phone Number on Computer
  3. Change your phone number in the Gmail app for iOS and Android

Update your Gmail phone number to stay safe

The phone number associated with your Gmail and Google accounts is used for a variety of purposes, including a way to recover your account if you’ve ever been banned and don’t have an alternative recovery method. Your phone number may change from time to time, which means you’ll need to update it in your Google account. You can change your Gmail phone number on a computer or mobile device.

Change Gmail Phone Number on Computer

Changing your Gmail phone number is relatively easy, although there are a few steps involved.

  1. Open the Gmail web interface in your browser.

  2. Select account photo is located in the top right corner of the screen. If you don’t have a photo associated with your Google Account, it’s usually the first letter of your name.

  3. When the pop-up menu appears, select google account

  4. Select personal information on the sidebar.

  5. Scroll down to the section Contact details and choose Telephone

  6. On the phone screen, select Change (pencil icon ) to the right of your Google account phone number.

  7. Re-enter your Google account password and select Further to return to the phone screen.

  8. Select again Change (pencil icon).

  9. Select Update number in the window that opens.

  10. Enter the desired number and press Select to end the process.

Change your phone number in the Gmail app for iOS and Android

The process for changing your phone number using the Gmail mobile app is almost identical to the process on a desktop, although some menus and icons are different.

  1. Open the Gmail app and sign in to your account.

  2. Press the button menu represented by three horizontal lines and in the top left corner.

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select Settings

  4. Click on your Gmail address at the top of the screen.

  5. Select google account management

  6. Click personal information on the Google account screen.

  7. Click Telephone on the personal information screen.

  8. Click Change (pencil icon) to the right of the current phone number.

  9. Verify your identity by entering your password and then click Further

  10. You are returned to the phone screen. Click again edit icon (pencil).

  11. Click Update number is located in the lower right corner of the screen.

  12. Change number and click Select to end the process.

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