How To Use Gmail Without a Phone Number

If you want to create a new Gmail account, Google may ask you for a phone number verification. This was optional in the past, but recently Google has made it mandatory. If you don’t want Google to have it or maybe you’re just not into sharing your phone number. You’re probably looking for another way to create an account that will keep your phone number off the google grid.

If you’re looking for more Gmail tutorials, we have them available here.

Luckily for you, there are still many ways to bypass this and create a new Gmail without the use of your phone number. So, if for some reason you don’t want to enter your phone number, you may use one of these solutions.

Keep in mind, we tested these methods in January of 2021 and we were able to create Gmail accounts without phone numbers.

How Can I Create a Gmail Account Without Verification?

There are multiple ways you can create a Gmail account without verification. One of the easiest ways to do this is through the Gmail app because no matter how you sign up you can opt-out of giving a phone number for verification. Another way is to input your age as 15, as Gmail will assume you don’t have your own phone number yet.

Keep in mind that although these steps do work, sometimes when you sign in to another computer, or if you sign in for a second time, the app will ask you for your phone number. To avoid this, add another e-mail for verification before you sign-in again so it can ask for that e-mail. Add another e-mail with the age being 15 – and you’re good to go!

When all else fails, you can use a phone number duping software. This way, Gmail has a phone number that isn’t yours.

Below are the steps you can use to sign up for Gmail without a phone number.

Create a Gmail on Your Android or IOS Device

If you have an Android or iPhone device, you can create a new Gmail account via the ‘Settings’ app. This way you can bypass Google asking you for your phone number.

For iOS:

  1. Go to the Settings app from the home screen.
  2. Find the Mail section.
  3. Tap on Accounts.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Tap Google.
  6. Tap on Create Account.
  7. Follow the prompts and input your information. When it asks fro your phone number, scroll down and hit skip.
  8. After that it will ask you to review your account info. Check and make sure that everything is how you want it and then tap next.
  9. Lastly accept the terms and conditions

For Android:

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Find the Accounts menu.
  3. Select Add account.
  4. Choose Google.
  5. Put in your information and when you come to the prompt asking for your phone number, scroll down and select skip.
  6. Then it will ask you to review your account info. If everything looks correct, tap next.
  7. Finally, accept the terms and conditions.

After this, you won’t have to add any further information. You can use your new email and you won’t need to verify any phone numbers.

Set Your Age to 15

This is another useful trick to bypass phone verification. If you’re 15 years or younger, Google would assume that you still don’t have a cell phone of your own. You’ll just have to set up a different birth year. To do so, you should:

NOTE: This option will only work if you sign out of your other g-mail accounts. If you don’t, it won’t ask for your birthday and assume your birthday is the same as your previous e-mails. You could also use another browser.

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Go to Gmail.
  3. Click on the Create account option at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Choose For Myself or For Business.
  5. Enter your account information and a new email address and click Next.
  6. Set your birth year to 15 years before the current. For example, if it’s 2021, you should set your birth year to 2006.
  7. Leave the mobile phone bar blank and click Next.
  8. Agree to terms and conditions.

Note: If you see the screen asking for your phone number with no way around it, you don’t need to enter anything in the field. Instead, populate a secondary email address, add your birthday, and click the option to continue.

This does work, but make sure you keep your age under 18 or they may ask you for a phone number in the future. Also, if you want to add a security option like another e-mail, create another e-mail where you’re under 15 and add that one instead.

Use a Dummy Number

A dummy number is an online service that you can use to verify your accounts via mobile number. You can use one of the phone numbers from these websites instead of your own.

Then, Gmail will send a verifying key to this number and you’ll be able to read it and type it in.

Some of these websites are:

Keep in mind that you’ll be able to use this phone number just once. So, if you set your phone number to be your only recovery option, you might permanently lose your email account.

Can you use the Same Phone Number for Multiple Gmail Accounts?

Yes. If you’re signing up with a real number you can use it multiple times to sign up for different Gmail accounts. If you are using one of the spoofed tactics we’ve listed above you may not be able to use that phone number multiple times.

Troubleshooting

Although adding your phone number to your Gmail account has several benefits, if you’re having issues with the above-listed steps there are a few things to consider trying.

Assuming you have a phone number but you don’t want it attached to your Gmail you can remove it in the settings once the account is set up –

  • Visit your account settings and click on your profile icon in the upper right-hand corner. Click ‘Manage Your Google Account’ then click ‘Personal Info’ located on the left-hand side. Once there you can click the trash can and remove your phone number.

Ensure you’re name and username are legitimate –

  • Google introduced phone number verification to keep robots and spammers from creating accounts. If you’re using Imarobot123 as a username, the above-listed tactics may not work.

Ensure that you are following the above-listed steps –

  • Many users have reported that these methods are not working for them. It may be as simple as scrolling down and selecting ‘Skip’ from the phone number page.

Adding your phone number to your Gmail account adds security and Google doesn’t sell your personal information. If you don’t have a phone number or you don’t want to use yours, these options will work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a phone number required to set up a Gmail account?

No. Because Google allows younger users to create an email account, they do not require a phone number. You may need to create a secondary email address for verification codes and protect your account, which you can do during the setup process or from the Settings once your account is created.u003cbru003e

Can I secure my email address without a phone number?

Absolutely! But, you will need a secondary email address that is also secure in order to secure your account properly. You can also request verification codes and store them safely to log into unknown devices.u003cbru003eu003cbru003eFinally, if you’re using the email address on a device, and try to sign in with a new device, Google will send an account access prompt to the device with your Gmail account.

30 thoughts on “How To Use Gmail Without a Phone Number”

Arthas says:
Great tip to use the app! Thank you.
Steve Larner says:
I don’t think it is possible to access Gmail without some form of verification. There is usually a link in the verification prompt to choose a different type of verification.
glowingmonarch says:
Wow, why hasn’t it worked i’ve tried everything but I can’t anyone has some suggestions?
alex says:
It works for me on Safari, after trying this on Chrome.
ANON says:
Complete garbage article.
Jan says:
Actually it it very usefull – but you must understand what are you reading !
Todd says:
It’s a great article if you’re smart enough to follow it.
POd says:
Not sure how you tested these but when attempting to create a google account (either from Google.com or Gmail.com), it never asks for my birthday to “by pass the phone number”. It only asks for first name last name, desired e-mail address and desired password. When you click “Next”, it demands a phone number.

So this has either changed since you claimed this your method had been tested just 13 days ago or this is click bait.

Dave says:
Boku’s suggestion, the most recent post below this one, did NOT work for me. Age 15 or under did not work either. This is an old and outdated article.

(doesn’t work) “To create the account without email, simply delete that number from the text field/form leaving it completely blank, and click to go to next step. If both the “recovery email” and “phone number” fields are completely blank, it will allow you to proceed. After that you finalize your account and you are done!”

Boku says:
As of 1-15-2021, you can easily skip the phone number in the account creation screen, on any browser(I did it on a computer with Firefox)(any browser/platform should work fine)

Simply fill out Name, desired email address, password, and birthdate, gender.

If you try to go to next step, it will not let you and tell you to put in a phone number. It will automatically have part of a number in the field already. For USA it is +1. This is the country calling code, for the region/country you live in/are making the account in.

To create the account without email, simply delete that number from the text field/form leaving it completely blank, and click to go to next step. If both the “recovery email” and “phone number” fields are completely blank, it will allow you to proceed. After that you finalize your account and you are done!

Google is trying to hide the option to create an account without using another email or phone number, by auto populating the country calling code in the phone number field(which then counts as a incomplete phone number and prevents you from proceeding).

Hope this helps, it worked for me!

stevo says:
You can remove this one and this response, the other one didnt post till I typed this one. despite refreshing the screen multiple times. like when something hangs in a vending machine and u hafta buy the item behind it to get them both. 😛
Stevo says:
You stated two things i’ll quote below.

“Adding your phone number to your Gmail account adds security and Google doesn’t sell your personal information. If you don’t have a phone number or you don’t want to use yours, these options will work for you.”

“Google doesn’t share your phone number for marketing purposes, so it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you’re planning on using the new account as your permanent source of email, then it is best if you do use a phone number.”

Yet u also list from their screenshots the following”
Your phone number will be used: To make Google Services, including Ads, more relevant to you.

Thats done prob through using it as a unique identifier. Also through all the offline data that these companies admit to buy to put together with their own data on you. It was always a known thing but they list it now in the cookie policy popups under stuff we can do that u alread agreed to that u have no option over. Its explicitly stated on all sites where i’ve bothered to read that they all do that buying and trading of offline data to mix with the data they have on you. Clearly the phone number makes that either easier or possible to begin with. Address and phone number seem to be the easiest way to correlate online and offline data.

So the very abbreviated comment they make regarding using ur phone for advertising purposes invalidates ur paragraphs stating they aren’t using it for such purposes, they are.

Mehedi Hassan says:
i did create 5 gmails without phone number but when i tried to log into the acc. it’s asking for the phone number saying there’s some unusual traffic in this acc. so it need verification
Aryana says:
The iphone method worked for me but I can only create 2 accounts per day on my phone.
Tintin says:
Hi this didn’t work for me. I tried to create it using my iPhone “Create Account” but then it still asked for my phone number
some name says:
only on android
Gwen says:
It worked for me and I didnt click the “Accounts and Backup”, rather, i clicked what’s below that which is “Google”. Then the next bit is relatively self explanatory, you add another account (if you logged in to an account already) then add a name that is fairly believable and sounds legit, then next thing you know it asks for your birthday then everything follows. Amazing. (May 06, 2020)
beckett says:
actually I tried to make a google account and it worked if you scroll to the bottom of the page it says SKIP if you click that you can make your account without a phone number.
Saka says:
Only two accounts can be created per IP address without phone number. From the third account onwards phone number is required. Only four accounts allowed per phone number.
M Koren says:
Created an account years ago, only ever needed to enter a password for access. But this last year have been unable to access the google account as a phone number is always asked for. Due to minor hearing problems do not own a phone.
Only have that one account, unsure how you can create two accounts without a phone number if google are going to ask for it and when one is not entered; access is refused.
Matose says:
Those of you who say it’s not working your trying it from a browser no it doesn’t work that way.
Go to one google app and signup from there or from settings as step no1 this works fine.
And use convincing names
Taras says:
all works well. thanks. but it was hard to find appropriate settings on the phone.
Your Savior says:
connect to a Canadian VPN and then click create new account it will say ‘phone number (optional) everytime. No phone number will need to be given.
Aviation Geek says:
It asks you for ‘your’ (I don’t even have a phone) phone number before you can enter your birthdate
how says:
ya!
Henry says:
No tutorial for this really works for very long, because Google changes their system all the time.
Žuti says:
no problem, send me 5 bucks!
Schantalle says:
Of course it works, when you use your android or iphone. The problem is just, that google then has you phone number – what you tried to avoid. Seems to defeat the purpose – just a little.
Aviation Geek says:
It doesn’t work on pc though
Jusy says:
I tried all of the links above. None of them will work with google / g-mail. You have to be Einstein smart to defeat Google I am afraid. I give up…no way to bypass.
las says:
actrolly you need to be over 13 years old
Kiwi says:
They’re asking for your number first before your birthday
Nikolas says:
Today 14/1/2020 I’m using Method #1 and it’s working. I don’t know why others failed. Thanks Arch for this tutorial.
Chris says:
Doesn’t work for my, tried in a private tab, it does not even ask me for DOB, when you click next it wants a phone number. Tries the fake number sites and either get an error that number has been used too many times or I can’t use that number for verification.
raja says:
avoid using suspicious email adresses like randomuser2332 other it will always ask for phone number
Jake says:
I think the trouble for some people must be behind the keyboard. I just followed this guide today 1/2/2020 and it works fine.
Lacto says:
it’s not
raja says:
FOR all which steps in article didnt worked.
Maybe you just choose suspicious name. I wanted to create new account without my real name for better privacy. I try to create email “[email protected]” and it was always asking for phone number.
When i tried to use some more real sounfing name than it was working fine, somethin like “Nicholas.Kilmanajro” was working without problems.
Aj says:
Just set up a new email. When asked for # I hit ‘more options’ then clicked ‘no don’t save #’
Easy & quick to set up
Gregory says:
It doesn’t allow me to enter an age so it won’t work.
Jerry says:
This DOES still work. I just did it. I went into settings and added an additional Gmail account, and created a new one. The option to skip the phone verification was right on.
Wm says:
Same thing happened to me.
joz says:
google is going against its founding motto of not being evil and is just trying to harvest as much data as it can

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