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. One is to help you recover your account if you're locked out and don't have an alternative recovery method. If you get a new phone number, change the phone number in your Google account. You can do so on a computer or mobile device.

How to Change Your Phone Number on Gmail With 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.

    The location to click to log in to your Google account.
  3. Select Manage your Google Account.

    Where to click to manage your Google Account.
  4. Select Personal Info from the left menu pane.

    Where to click in your Google Account to edit personal info.
  5. Scroll down to the Contact info section.

    Where to find the phone section in Personal Info in your Google Account.
  6. Select the arrow icon to the right of your phone number. When taken to a new page, select the arrow icon again.

    Where to click in your Google Account to access your phone number.
  7. Select the Edit icon, indicated by a pencil.

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

    Next button in Google sign-in.
  9. Select the Edit icon again.

    Selecting the Edit icon in Google Account.
  10. Select Update Number.

    Selecting Update Number to change your number in your Google Account.
  11. 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

Changing your phone number using the Gmail mobile app is similar to changing it on a computer. However, 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, select your Gmail address.

    The More Menu, Settings, and account name
  5. Select Manage your Google Account.

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

  7. In the Personal Info screen, scroll down to Contact info section and select the listed phone number.

    The phone number in a Google account
  8. Select the listed phone number again.

  9. Select the Edit icon, indicated by a pencil.

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

  11. Select the Edit icon once more.

    Editing the Phone number on a Google Account
  12. Select Update Number.

  13. Change the phone number, then choose Select to complete the process.

    Changing the phone number in Gmail