Set up phones to receive calls

Your Google Voice number lets you make and receive calls at voice.google.com or using the Voice mobile app. You can also link to phone numbers you want to get calls on if you don't answer from Voice. Calls to your Voice number will ring any linked number you forward calls to.

Add a number where you want to get calls

You can set up any phone number to take your Voice calls and texts.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Account, tap Devices and linked numbers.
  4. Tap New linked number.
  5. Enter the phone number to link.
  6. To verify your number, Voice provides a six-digit code:
    • If it's a mobile number, tap Send code and Voice sends the code in a text message to the phone.
    • If it's a landline number, tap the verify by phone link, and then tap Call. Voice calls the phone number and gives the code.
  7. Enter the code and then tap Verify.

You can link up to 6 numbers. If you link a number, calls to your Voice number also ring your linked numbers.

Get notifications in Gmail
You can forward your texts, missed calls, and voicemail to Gmail.
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Turn on any forwarding you want:
    • Texts: Under Messages, turn on Forward messages to email.
    • Calls: Under Calls, turn on Get email alerts for missed calls.
    • Voicemail: Under Voicemail, turn on Get voicemail via email.
Re-verify a number where you want to get calls
If you don't re-verify the number, your other linked numbers will still work.
  1. Open the Google Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the bottom, you'll see a message that says "Your linked number is inactive." Tap Reverify.
  3. Next to your linked number, tap Reverify.
  4. Tap Send code. You'll get a text message with a code.
    • To protect your linked number, don't share the code with other people or sites.
  5. Enter the code and tap Verify.
  6. You'll see a confirmation. Tap Finish.

Change where you get calls

You can change which devices get Voice calls. 

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. Under Calls, tap Incoming calls.
  4. Under My devices, turn off any devices you don't want to get calls on.

Change your device's number

When you set up Voice, you can link to your mobile device's number. Voice uses this number to make calls if an internet connection isn't available. If you didn't link to your device's number during sign-up, you can link to it later.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. Under Account, tap Devices and linked numbers.
  4. Under This device, tap Change device number.
  5. Select one of these options:
    • Your device’s number: Voice links to your device's number.
    • No number—Voice isn't linked to a device number.
    • New linked number—Voice links to a new number you enter. Voice verifies the number before linking.
  6. Tap Save.

Remove a linked number

You can remove a linked number at any time.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Voice app Google Voice.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Account tap Devices and linked numbers.
  4. Next to your linked number, tap Remove Remove.
  5. To confirm, tap Delete.
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