How to change phone number in Gmail on mobile and desktop

Gmail is among the most widely used email service in the world. While it can be used to send or receive emails from your friends, family, colleagues and business contacts, the email service from Google is also where you add personal information such as contact number.

Also Read: How to sign out of Gmail on a computer or a smartphone

However, if you change your mobile number, you will be required to change the same on your Gmail account as well. You can make that change from the personal information section on the desktop as well as on your mobile device. Here is how.

How to change mobile number in Gmail on computer

  1. Open Gmail on your computer and log in to your account. You can do this on any compatible browser on a Mac or PC.
  2. Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right corner.
  3. Click on See all settings.Gmail
  4. In the Settings page, navigate to Accounts and click on Google Account settings. This will open the personalisation page for your account.Gmail
  5. On the page, select the Personal info page and scroll down to Contact info.
  6. Click on Phone and then select your current phone number.
  7. On the next page, click on the pencil icon next to your number to edit your current number.Gmail
  8. You will now be asked to login to your account again. Enter your password to change phone number.
  9. Click on update number, enter the number you would like to use and click Next.
  10. Now, click on “GET CODE” to verify your new number.Gmail

Once you enter the code received on the number entered by you, your phone number in Gmail will change immediately.

How to change mobile number in Gmail on mobile

You can change your mobile number via Gmail app available for both iOS as well as Android smartphones. Some of the steps are the same as that on desktop but here is how to proceed.

  1. Open the Gmail app on iPhone, iPad or your Android smartphone.
  2. Make sure that you are logged into your account and click on three horizontal lines at the top left corner.
  3. Now scroll down to Settings at the bottom end of the page.Gmail
  4. Select the account whose associated phone number you want to change if you have more than one account.
  5. Tap “Manage your Google account”.Gmail
  6. Click on the “Personal info” tab at the top and scroll down to the “Contact info” section.
  7. Click on the phone number that you would like to change and tap on the pencil icon next to it.Gmail
  8. You will now be asked to enter your password. Click on update number, enter the number you would like to use and click Next.
  9. Now, click on “GET CODE” to verify your new number.

Once you go through all these steps, you will see that the phone number in the contact info section of your Gmail account will have changed. If you are wondering how to change or remove your mobile number in Gmail, you can follow the same steps outlined above.

Karthekayan Iyer

Karthekayan is an Assistant Editor at Pricebaba. He covers consumer technology for Pricebaba and leads the development of the deals section. With a degree in Instrumentation Engineering, Karthekayan spent three years working for an engineering firm before becoming a tech reporter. He writes news, features and reviews the latest gadgets. He has over 8 years' experience and has worked with Indian Express, and BGR India in the past.