How to Change Your Phone Number in Gmail

Update your phone number in Gmail from your phone or computer to stay secure

Google uses the phone number associated with your account for various purposes—among them, to help you recover your account if you're locked out and don't have an alternative recovery method. If your phone number changes, you need to update it in your Google account. You can do so on a computer or mobile device.

How to Change Your Gmail Phone Number on a Computer

To change your Gmail phone number on a computer:

  1. Open a web browser and sign in to Gmail.

  2. Select your account photo in the upper-right corner of the screen. If you don't have a photo associated with your Google account, you'll see the first letter of your name instead.

  3. Click Manage your Google Account.

    Manage your Google Account screen
  4. Select Personal info from the menu at the left.

  5. Go to the Contact info section and select Phone.

    Phone section in Personal Info
  6. On the Phone screen, go to your Google account phone number and select Edit (the pencil icon).

    Edit icon (pencil) in Google Account phone screen
  7. Enter your Google account password and select Next.

    Next button in Google sign-in
  8. Select Edit (pencil icon).

    Selecting the Edit icon
  9. Select Update Number.

  10. Enter the new phone number, then choose Select to complete the process.

    Select button in Update number dialog

Change Your Phone Number in the Gmail App for iOS and Android

The process to change your phone number using the Gmail mobile app is similar to changing it on a computer, though certain menus and icons are different.

  1. Open the Gmail app and log in to your account.

  2. Tap the menu button, represented by three horizontal lines.

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the menu and select Settings.

  4. In the Settings screen, tap your Gmail address.

    Menu, Settings, email buttons in Gmail mobile
  5. Select Manage your Google Account.

  6. In the Google Account screen, tap Personal info.

  7. In the Personal Info screen, scroll down and tap Phone.

    Manage your Google Account, Personal info, Phone section on Google Account mobile
  8. Tap Edit (the pencil icon), to the right of the current phone number.

  9. Enter your password to verify your identity, then tap Next.

  10. In the Phone screen, tap Edit.

    Edit button, Next button, Edit button in Google Account for mobile
  11. Tap Update Number.

  12. Change the phone number, then tap Select to complete the process.

    Update Number and Select buttons in Google Account mobile