Address (PIN) and phone verification

Phone number verification

 

Do I need to verify my phone number?

As part of our effort to protect publisher accounts and provide account-specific support, we require you to provide a valid phone number. To make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date, we use telephone number verification.

Phone number verification is not required for publishers in all locations. If it is required for you, you'll see a prompt appear on your Home page when your earnings reach the verification threshold.

How does phone number verification work?

When you're ready to verify your number:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click the gear icon and select Settings.
  3. in the Contact information section, click "Verify phone".

This link will bring you to a page where you'll be able to initiate a call by clicking a button. Our system will automatically call you at the number listed, and when you answer, you'll receive a 5-digit code to enter on the page.

Please note that phone numbers with extensions do not work with our phone verification system.

How long do I have to enter a verification code?

You'll have 6 months from the date that your earnings reached the verification threshold to enter your verification code. If you haven't entered your code within 4 months, we'll replace the paid ads on your site with unpaid transparent boxes. If you still have not entered your code within 6 months, your account will be disabled and your unpaid earnings will be refunded to the appropriate advertisers.

Phone number verification is not required for publishers in all locations. If it is required for you, you'll see a prompt appear on your Home page when your earnings reach the verification threshold