How to find your phone number on iOS or Android
How to find your phone number on iOS or Android – Numbers are no longer as routinely memorized as street addresses. While you used to remember your own phone number, your best friend’s, your crush’s, and the number for the neighborhood pizza place, the introduction of smartphones has rendered this memory exercise obsolete. You probably don’t call your own phone number very often, and if you do, it’s probably in your Favorites, so you might not know it off the top of your head.
With that fact comes the typical feeling of fear when a new acquaintance asks for your phone number and you have no idea what it is. Perhaps you’ve been so accustomed to sharing your second phone number that you’ve forgotten your first!
Don’t be concerned; you’re not alone. If you know where to look on your phone, you can instantly find your own phone number (along with other details like your IMEI number) whether you’re using an iOS or Android smartphone. We’ll demonstrate how to do it.
How to find your phone number on iOS
Because most iOS users are running the same version, looking for your phone number on an iOS device is simple and convenient. You can quickly find your phone number in two places: the Contacts app and the settings.
- Contacts: Open the Phone app, tap Contacts, and your number will be the first listed.
Settings: Go to Settings > Phone and My Number will be the
- first field on the list. You can of course change or edit, this if you wish by tapping on the number.
How to find your phone number on Android
Don’t be shocked if the steps you need to follow to find your personal cellphone numbers on an Android differ slightly. This is due to the fact that Android users may be running different versions of the operating system, as well as differences in how the operating system is implemented among device brands. As a result, depending on the device you use and which version of the operating system you use, there will undoubtedly be different interfaces. However, in general, all paths begin with the settings.
The following example is from an LG V40 ThinQ running Android 10, however, the process is similar in Android 11 and Android 12.
- Go to settings and search for My phone number in the search bar.
- The result will give you the path: System > About phone > Status.
- Alternately, launch the Contacts app and you’ll see your own contact info right at the top.
The screenshot below shows an old Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
If you’re running stock Android, or something very similar — for example, a Google Pixel or Nexus, or a Lenovo Moto G, X, or Z smartphone — pull up the Contacts app. You’ll see an the entry titled My or My Info; Your phone number is listed in the contact information at the top of the list.
For any Android phone, regardless of manufacturer, you’ll be able to find your phone number if you go to Settings > About Phone or About Device > Status > My phone number. Some Android phones will have a SIM or SIM card status listed in Status. If this is the case with your phone, then your number will be listed there. If you don’t want to go through these many different menus, you can pull up the search bar and type in My Phone Number to go directly to the relevant information.
It’s not difficult to discover your phone number if you know how to look for it, so you can help others find theirs with a few simple steps.
Got a call from your own number?
Now that you’ve located or remembered your phone number, it may surprise you to see it appear as an incoming call on your screen. The FTC has issued a warning that some robocalls and scammers have taken number spoofing to the next level, using your own phone number in the hopes that you will respond. They’ve also used this strategy to get around number blocks, because who blocks their own number? If you receive an incoming call with your phone number, it’s not you from another timeline; it’s a fraud, so don’t pick up.