Call forwarding with your Google number

How does call forwarding work?

If you use Google Voice with a Google number, you can have your calls forwarded to your home landline phone, work phone, and mobile phone.

Add and verify a forwarding phone

Currently it's not possible to forward your calls to an international number.
  1. Go to Google Voice.
  2. At the top right of the Google Voice window, click the gear icon .
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click Add another phone. You can set up to six phones to ring when someone calls your Google number.
  5. Enter a name for the phone, the phone number, and select the phone type.
  6. Click Save.
  7. A "Verify your Phone" pop-up window will appear with a verification code. Click Connect, and Google Voice will call the phone you're verifying.
  8. When prompted, enter the verification code to complete the process.

Note: If you have call forwarding set up and then change your phone number, delete the old number from your account. If you don't, someone else might receive your calls and text messages.

Adjust your forwarding phones' settings

You can customize settings for each of your forwarding phones. For example, you can set a ring schedule so that when your Google number is called, it only rings your home landline phone during certain times of the day.

To adjust your forwarding phones' settings:

  1. Go to Google Voice.
  2. On the right side of the page, click the gear icon , then select Settings.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Show advanced settings.
  5. Choose the settings you'd like, then click Save.
Re-verify your forwarding phone

If you receive an email asking you to re-verify your forwarding phone, it's to make sure that you still own that phone number. That way, we can ensure your calls get forwarded to the correct person.

  1. Go to Google Voice.
  2. Sign in to the Google Account linked to your forwarding phone. Make sure that when you sign in to your Google Account, it's the same account that the email was addressed to. Click the profile photo at the top right corner of your Google Voice and Gmail page to confirm that they're the same.
  3. On the bottom left of the Google Voice page, click your phone number. Or go directly to the "Phones" tab in settings.
  4. Click Verify Now.

Remove a forwarding phone

If you no longer use your forwarding phone, you can remove it from your Google Voice account.

  1. Go to Google Voice.
  2. Sign in to the Google Account linked to your forwarding phone. Make sure that when you sign in to your Google Account, it's the same account that the email was addressed to. Click the profile photo at the top right corner of your Google Voice and Gmail page to confirm that they're the same.
  3. On the bottom left of the Google Voice page, click your phone number. Or go to the "Phones" tab in settings.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. To confirm, click OK.

Note for Google Voice voicemail users: If you still own the phone number and you turned on Google Voice voicemail on the phone, you'll also need to turn off the Google Voice voicemail with your carrier. If you no longer own the phone number, you can skip this step by clicking Done.

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