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 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 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 instead.

  3. Select Manage your Google Account.

    Manage your Google Account screen
  4. Select Personal Info from the menu on the left.

  5. Scroll down to the section titled Contact info.

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

  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 once more.

    Selecting the Edit icon
  10. Select Update Number.

  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

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, select your Gmail address.

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

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

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

    Manage your Google Account, Personal info, Phone section on Google Account mobile
  8. Select the listed phone number once 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.

    Edit button, Next button, Edit button in Google Account for mobile
  12. Select Update Number.

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

    Update Number and Select buttons in Google Account mobile