When you establish a new Gmail account, Google will usually ask you to verify your phone number. Previously, this was a choice, but Google has made it obligatory. However, you may not want Google to have your phone number. After all, such kind of information is very confidential. What if Google was hacked and your phone number was exposed? Keeping that to yourself isn’t unreasonable. In that scenario, you’ll want to use a different method of creating a Gmail account that doesn’t need your phone number.
Thankfully, there are a few methods to get around Gmail’s phone number restriction. If you don’t want to provide your phone number to Google for any reason, you may use one of these alternatives instead.
How to establish a Gmail account without having to verify your identity
You may establish a Gmail account without using your phone in a few different ways. The Gmail app is one of the easiest methods to accomplish this. Why? Because you may decline to provide a phone number for verification regardless of how you join up. Alternately, you may put 15 as your age. Gmail will assume you don’t have a phone number because of this.
Note that although these ways may work, the app may ask for your phone number if you sign in from a different device or if you sign in for the second time. To prevent this problem, add another e-mail address for verification before signing in again so that it may ask for it. Add a new e-mail with the age of 15 and you should be good to go.
You can at least utilize a fake number website if all else fails. You’ll need to provide a phone number, but it won’t be yours.
Create a Gmail account on your iPhone or Android device.
If you have an Android or iPhone, you may use the Settings app to establish a new Gmail account. This method eliminates the need to provide your phone number. This is what you must do:
From the app menu, choose Settings.
Depending on your system version, look for Accounts/Clouds & Accounts.
Go to Accounts and choose it.
At the bottom of the list, choose Add Account.
Choose Google from the drop-down menu. There will be a Google window open.
At the bottom-left of the screen, click Create Account.
Then click the Next button after entering your first and last names.
Tap Next once more after entering your date of birth and gender.
Enter your existing Gmail account or choose a new Gmail address.
Please type in your password.
If you wish to add a phone number, Google will ask you.
To skip this step, click Skip or More Options. You may provide a phone number if you pick the later option.
“No, don’t include my phone number” should be selected.
Google will advise you to double-check your account information. Next should be pressed.
Accept the terms and conditions of service.
That is all there is to it. There’s nothing more you need to do. You are free to use your new email without having to confirm it with a phone number.
Set your age to fifteen.
Another method to get around the phone verification requirement is to pretend to be underage. If you’re under the age of 15, Google will assume you don’t have a smartphone. The greatest thing about this technique is how easy it is. All you have to do is change the year of your birth. This is how you can go about doing it:
Open your web browser.
Go to Gmail and sign in.
At the bottom of your screen, choose the Create account option.
Select “For Myself” or “For Business” from the drop-down menus.
Fill up your account information as well as a new email address.
Next should be pressed.
Set your birth year to be no more than 15 years old. So, if the year is 2020, you’ll need to set it to 2005+.
The mobile phone bar should be left empty.
Accept the terms and conditions as written.
This technique works, but you must be under the age of 18 to avoid Google requesting your phone number. Also, if you’re going to add a security option like a second e-mail, make a second one when you’re under 15 and use that instead.
IMPORTANT: This technique will only work if you first sign out of all of your other Gmail accounts. If you don’t, Gmail will not ask for your birthday since it will assume your birthdate is the same as it has been in prior e-mails.
Use a fictitious phone number
Another possibility is to use a fictitious number. This is an online tool that lets you authenticate your accounts using your phone number. Instead of using your personal phone number, you may use one of the fake numbers provided by these websites. If you choose this option, Gmail will send a verification code to the fake phone number, which you may read and input.
The following are some of the websites that provide phony numbers:
SMS Verification for Free
Now is the time to get SMS.
On the Verify tab,
Receive Free SMS
You won’t be able to use the same number again. If you make your phone number your only recovery option, you risk losing your email account forever if you forget your password.
Is it possible to have several Gmail accounts with the same phone number?
Absolutely. When you join up using a genuine phone number, you may use it to sign up for numerous Gmail accounts. Dummy numbers can’t be used more than once, so if you want to use the same number on several accounts, you’ll have to use a genuine one.
Another approach is to create several accounts under the age of 15 and update your birthdate as time passes. What’s the point of updating it? Because, although Gmail typically does not ask for a phone number after you reach 18, their rules of service may change in the future.
As you can see, there are many choices to consider. Keep in mind, though, that Google requests your phone number for a purpose. If you lose access to your Gmail account for whatever reason, you may not be able to restore it unless you have a genuine phone number associated with it. Before you create a new Gmail account, think again.