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.

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Set age to 15 or setup in Gmail app
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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. To do so, you have to:

Step 1

Go to the “Settings app” from the app menu.

Step 2

Find the “Accounts” menu (or Clouds & Accounts, depending on the system version).

settings

Step 3

Tap “Accounts” if you’re using an Android device. iPhone users can proceed to Step 4.

Step 4

Select “Add Account” on the bottom of the list.

Step 5

Choose Google from the list. A Google screen should open.

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Step 6

Click “Create account” on the bottom-left of the screen.

how to use gmail without phone number

Step 7

Input your first and last name and hit the ‘Next’ button.

Step 8

Add your date of birth and gender and tap ‘Next’.

Step 9

Choose a new Gmail address, or make one of your own.

Step 10

Enter the password.

Step 11

Google will ask if you want to add a phone number

Step 12

Click either ‘Skip’ to bypass this step, or click ‘More options’

If you click ‘More options,’ you can now choose to put in a phone number

Screenshot from January, 2021

Step 13

Now it will ask to review your account info, click ‘next’

Step 14

Accept the Terms of Service.

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.
  6. ‘Click ‘Next’.
  7. Set your birth year to 15 years before the current. For example, if it’s 2021, you should set your birth year to 2006.
  8. Leave the mobile phone bar blank.
  9. 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.

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.

Finally, 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”

Avatar glowingmonarch says:
Wow, why hasn’t it worked i’ve tried everything but I can’t anyone has some suggestions?
Avatar ANON says:
Complete garbage article.
Avatar Jan says:
Actually it it very usefull – but you must understand what are you reading !
Avatar Todd says:
It’s a great article if you’re smart enough to follow it.
Avatar 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.

Avatar 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!”

Avatar 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!

Avatar stevo says:
bothered to type a really long comment and hit post doesn’t seem anything happened. doing this one as a test. figured u got that one stupid company who has crappy filtering processes.ste
Avatar 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. :P
Avatar 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.

Avatar pissed says:
Outdated shit
Avatar 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
Avatar UmbrellaBunny says:
This article is a huge disappointment. In spite of being dated November 8, 2020, and turning up when I searched for things “in the last month”, it is more than a year old and completely out of date. TechJunkie, you’re losing a lot of credibility just trying to make your site more search-relevant.

Gmail account creation asks for a phone number before it ever gets to the birthdate, and will not progress without it. There is no “skip” button, nor any “more options”. Doesn’t matter how far down you scroll. Also, “dummy number” sites are shady and change their options frequently. Google recognizes most of them and it seems to know all the “disposable email” sites as well. And why wouldn’t they?

Avatar Esperius says:
I second that.
All the info in this article is useless
Avatar Aryana says:
The iphone method worked for me but I can only create 2 accounts per day on my phone.
Avatar 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
Avatar some name says:
only on android
Avatar 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)
Avatar 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.
Avatar person says:
It doesn’t work for me.
Avatar 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.
Avatar 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
Avatar Taras says:
all works well. thanks. but it was hard to find appropriate settings on the phone.
Avatar 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.
Avatar Aviation Geek says:
It asks you for ‘your’ (I don’t even have a phone) phone number before you can enter your birthdate
Avatar how says:
ya!
Avatar Henry says:
No tutorial for this really works for very long, because Google changes their system all the time.
Avatar Žuti says:
no problem, send me 5 bucks!
Avatar 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.
Avatar Aviation Geek says:
It doesn’t work on pc though
Avatar 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.
Avatar las says:
actrolly you need to be over 13 years old
Avatar Kiwi says:
They’re asking for your number first before your birthday
Avatar 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.
Avatar 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.
Avatar raja says:
avoid using suspicious email adresses like randomuser2332 other it will always ask for phone number
Avatar 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.
Avatar Lacto says:
it’s not
Avatar 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.
Avatar 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
Avatar Gregory says:
It doesn’t allow me to enter an age so it won’t work.
Avatar 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.
Avatar Wm says:
Same thing happened to me.
Avatar 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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