To keep your Gmail account secure, you might need to periodically change the phone number you put on file, otherwise known as a recovery phone. Whether you recently got a new mobile number, notice a possible compromise, or for any other reasons, changing the phone number you have on record may be necessary.
This step-by-step instruction shows how to add a new phone number to your Google account.
How to change phone number on Gmail:
- Login to your Google account settings’ page from a desktop browser.
- Navigate to the “Personal info” tab.
- Under the “Contact info” section, click “Phone.”
- Select the edit icon at the top right corner. A box should pop up asking you to Update Number.
- Click “Update Number” in the box and follow subsequent instructions.
Replacing your Gmail phone number with a new or up to date mobile number will help you recover access to your account in case you forget your password. It can also safeguard your account from email hackers.
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