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Change the phone number on your account & how it's used

You can add, update, or remove phone numbers on your Google Account. Phone numbers are used for different reasons, and you have controls to manage how your numbers are used.

Add, update, or remove phone number

  1. Sign in to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. From here you can:
    • Add a phone number: Under "Your phone numbers," select Add recovery phone. (We recommend that you add a recovery phone number if you haven't already.)
    • Change your phone number: Next to your number, select Edit Edit and then Update number. Follow the instructions.
    • Delete your phone number: Next to your number, select Delete Delete and then Remove number.
  3. In the box that appears, follow the instructions.

Note: Changes to a phone number here take effect only for some Google services. Find out how to change your number for other Google services.

How phone numbers are used

As part of some Google services

Your phone number is connected to certain Google services that you've set up or used.

To see some services that use your phone number, check the My Account "Phone" page. To learn more or make changes, click or tap the service.

Other Google services that use phone numbers might not be listed on that page. You can change your number in certain services' settings, like the ones below:

Change how your number is used

To see your options for a certain service, go to its settings. If you need help, visit support.google.com.

Make sign-in & account recovery easier

You can use your phone number to:

Help people get in touch with you

You can manage who sees your phone number. To change who can view your number, go to About me.

Learn how your phone number can help people find and connect with you on Google services. To change these settings, go to the My Account "Phone" page.

Better personalize ads you see

If "Ads Personalization" is turned on, your phone number might be used to make the ads you see more relevant to you. For example, if you use your phone number for a loyalty program, you might see related ads while using Google Search.

Check if your number is used this way

  1. Sign in to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Next to "Usage," look for "Ads Personalization."

Change how your number is used

To start or stop getting personalized ads, change your ads settings. If "Ads Personalization" is off, your number won't be used to tailor ads.

You can keep "Ads Personalization" on for your Google Account, but stop your number from being used to tailor ads:

  1. Sign in to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Delete your phone number: Next to your number, select Delete  Delete and then Remove number.
  3. Add your number again as a recovery number. For detailed steps, go to the "Add, update, or remove phone number" section.

To keep using your number in other Google services, you can go to those services and add it back.

Improve your experience across Google

If "Across Google" is listed on your "Phone" page, this number can be used across Google services.

Check if your number is used this way

  1. Sign in to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Next to "Usage," look for "Across Google."

Change how your number is used

To remove this use but keep your number for account recovery and security:

  1. Sign in to the My Account "Phone" page.
  2. Delete your phone number: Next to your number, select Delete Delete and then Remove number.
  3. Add your number again as a recovery number. For detailed steps, go to the "Add, update, or remove phone number" section.

To keep using your number in other Google services, you can go to those services and add it back.

Verify your Android phone's number

When you set up a Google Account, you can let Google know your phone's number. If you do, we'll verify that the number is yours, and we'll try to re-verify it from time to time to make sure that it's still yours. Learn more about verifying your number.

Google doesn’t sell your personal information, including your phone number, to anyone. To learn more, visit privacy.google.com.

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