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 on which you want to get calls if you don't answer from Voice. Calls to your Voice number will ring any linked number to which you forward calls.

Add the number that you would like to receive calls

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

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap 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 will send 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 six numbers. If you link a number, calls to your Voice number will also ring your linked numbers. You can't link a number that's already linked to a different Google Voice number.

Receive notifications in Gmail
You can forward your texts, missed calls and voicemail to Gmail.
  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Turn on any forwarding that you'd like:
    • 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.
Reverify the number where you want to receive calls
If you don't reverify the number, your other linked numbers will still work.
  1. Open the Google Voice app "".
  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 receive 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 then tap Verify.
  6. You'll see a confirmation. Tap Finish.

Change where you receive calls

You can change which devices receive Voice calls.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Calls, tap Incoming calls.
  4. Under My devices, turn off any devices on which you don't want to receive calls.

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 "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Account, tap Devices and linked numbers.
  4. Under This device, tap Set 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 that you enter. Voice verifies the number before linking.
  6. Tap Save.

Remove a linked number

You remove a linked number at any time.

  1. On your Android device, open the Voice app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Under Account, tap Devices and linked numbers.
  4. Next to the linked number, tap to remove .
  5. To confirm, tap Delete.
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