How to Easily Add a Mobile Number to Your Google Account

How to Easily Add a Mobile Number to Your Google Account

Geekers - You need to know, one Google account can be connected to all Google products, starting from Gmail, YouTube, Blogger, Google Drive, Google Play and so on.


Therefore, keeping your Google account safe is your responsibility as the account owner. One of the preventive steps to keep your Google account safe is to add a cellphone number to your Google account.



There are several benefits that you can get if you add a cellphone number to your account, namely it's easy to recover your account (if you forget your password) or to activate the 2-step verification feature which prevents other people from logging into your Google account, even if they know the email address. and your password (because they also have to enter the verification code sent to your mobile number).


How to Add Mobile Number to Google Account


For how to add a cellphone number to a Google account, it's quite easy. You can listen to the steps below:


1. Login to your google account via the following link.



2. Enter your email address, then select NEXT.


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3. Then enter your email password, then select NEXT again.


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4. Select Personal info & privacy.


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5. Click “Add a phone number to help….” as indicated by the arrow.


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6. Select ADD RECOVERY PHONE to add a cell phone number.


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7. Enter your email password again then select NEXT.


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8. Select ADD RECOVERY PHONE again, a popup page will appear asking you to enter your cellphone number. Make sure the cellphone number you entered is correct and active, then select Verify.


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9. After that select Get code. The Google team will send an SMS with a verification code sent to the cellphone number you entered earlier.


10. Enter the verification code, then select Verify. If within 10 minutes the verification code has not been sent, select Try again > Get code to ask Google to resend the verification code.


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11. If you get a popup page like this, it means that your mobile number has been successfully added. Next select Continue.


12. As you can see below, your mobile number has been added to your google account and as I said before, you can use it to reset your google password (when you forget your password) or to activate 2-step verification.


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Closing


Adding a cellphone number to your Google account is really necessary, especially if your Google account contains important data and files. I suggest you read the article that I wrote before, which is about how to secure your Google account. We hope this short article was useful and see you in the next article!



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