Sign in with your phone number instead of a username

You can sign in to your Google Account with your phone number on any sign-in screen with an "Email or phone number" field.

This option gives you another way to sign in if you don't remember your username.

Use your phone number to sign in

You can sign in with your phone number if you've added it to your Google Account.

  1. On any Google sign-in screen with an "Email or phone number" field, enter your phone number.
  2. Select Next.
  3. Finish signing in as you usually do.

Add, update, or remove phone number

  1. Open your Google Account.
  2. Under "Personal info & privacy," select Your personal info and then Phone.
  3. 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.
  4. In the box that appears, follow the instructions.

Note: Changing the number in your Google Account only affects 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 Phone section of your Google Account. 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 Phone section of your Google Account.

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. Go to the Phone section of your Google Account.
  2. Next to "Usage," look for "Ads Personalization."

Stop using your number for ads

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

  1. Go to the Phone section of your Google Account.
  2. Next to your number, select Delete Delete and then Remove number.
  3. Go to the Recovery phone section of your Google Account and re-add your number.
  4. To keep using your number in other Google services, go to those services and re-add it.

Turn off personalized ads

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.

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. Go to the Phone section of your Google Account.
  2. Next to "Usage," look for "Across Google."

Stop using your number across Google

  1. Go to the Phone section of your Google Account.
  2. Next to your number, select Delete Delete and then Remove number.
  3. Go to the Recovery phone section of your Google Account and re-add your number.
  4. To keep using your number in other Google services, go to those services and re-add it.

Verify your phone 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.

Important: If you see "Number not verified" next to your number, select Verify now and follow the steps on the screen.

Fix problems

If you get an error message that says "Couldn't find your Google Account," your phone number might not be connected to your account.

Follow the steps to add your phone number.

If you can't sign in with your phone number, sign in with your username or email address.

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