How To Use Gmail Without a Phone Number

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. However, maybe 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.

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.

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, g-mail 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:

  1. Go to the “Settings app” from the app menu.
  2. Find the “Accounts” menu (or Clouds & Accounts, depending on the system version).
  3. Tap “Accounts”.
  4. Select “Add Account” on the bottom of the list.
  5. Choose Google from the list. A Google screen should open.
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  6. Click “Create account” on the bottom-left of the screen.
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  7. Input your first and last name and hit the ‘Next’ button.
  8. Add your date of birth and gender and tap ‘Next’.
  9. Choose a new Gmail address, or make one of your own.
  10. Enter the password.
  11. Google will ask if you want to add a phone number
  12. Click either ‘Skip’ to bypass this step, or click ‘More options’
  13. If you clicked ‘More options,’ you can now choose to put in a phone number
  14. Select ‘No, don’t add my phone number’
  15. Now it will ask to review your account info, click ‘next’
  16. 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:

  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 its 2019, you should set your birth year to 2004.
  8. Leave the mobile phone bar blank.
  9. Agree to terms and conditions.

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.

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

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. Another option is to add a bunch of numbers being under 15 and updating your birthday as the time goes. Normally, Gmail will not ask you for a phone number once you turn 18 but their terms of service may change in the next 3 years where you’ll have to.  As stated, you can’t use a dupping softwares number twice, so this option will only work if you use your real phone number.

Take Care with Your Email

As you can see, there are a lot of ways to bypass Gmail’s phone number verification. However, the number verification is there for a reason.

Without it, you may have trouble accessing your email if it gets hacked, or if you forgot your password. Also, a phone number helps Google notify you if there are unusual activities with your email account activity. So, be careful with your email, whether you use a phone number or not.

If you put in an e-mail to verify that you no longer want, you can delete it permanently by following these steps on this blog post. There’s no reason to keep an inactive e-mail!

Want to learn more about Gmail apps? Check out this book.

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

Avatar Geoffrey says:
look up T E X T I T A
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:
doesn’t work
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 Aviation Geek says:
It asks you for *your phone number before you can enter your birthdate
Avatar Aviation Geek says:
This does not work, it asks you to create a new name, email address and password, then you click next, it says phone number and then you press next again, it says please enter a phone number. Can anyone please reply to me and tell me any solutions for this.
Avatar Gamer kapil says:
Ha friend
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 paul says:
You can get a disposable phone number from to do the phone verification for gmail
Avatar Žuti says:
no problem, send me 5 bucks!
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 Phoenix says:
It doesn’t work. They recongize it’s fake. You can’t bypass it anymore. You will need a phone. So, That means no new gmails!
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
Avatar Anon says:
Thank you so much! I had been abstaining from certain services like submitting to Google Maps because it would show my full real name, and I couldn’t find a way to make a new Gmail without my phone number. This is a lifesaver and allows me to participate in the things I was missing out on with the privacy I need!
You cant create google acount anymore it is always asking for phone for verfy even with online sms none of the many pohne# are working … so dumb this site and find new solution!
Avatar Esse says:
Yea, same. I thought it would work but it just said: “This phone number can not be used for verification.” Let me know if any of you find out how to get Gmail without having to buy a phone.
Avatar MAY says:
I did the SMS thing ( Since the new google is saying, Since I was trying to set up a new password on my old account and I was doing the human verification thing over and over again because it was saying I was doing it wrong ) But It keeps saying this phone number cannot be used for verification. CAN ANYONE HELP ME
Avatar Summer Hamilton says: worked for me. Thanks for the tip!
Avatar Dominic says:
I can’t make an account on google
Avatar Rhianna says:
I am using a thinkpad, and it doesn’t work for me when i try your strategies, please reply and HELP me SOMEBODY
Avatar no says:
no i will not reply
Avatar Jan says:
Same problem as mike
Avatar Mike says:
Doesn’t work. You fill in name, email and password (no DOB, BTW), and on the next page it wants your phone #. End of story.
Avatar Golan says:
the pnly real solution is to buy in ebay or something a pre payed simcard

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