Have you ever been asked for your number and you don’t remember it? Need to add your contact details to a form and don’t remember your phone number? Have you added yourself as a contact on your phone so you can find your own phone number?
There is nothing more embarrassing than someone asking for your phone number only to forget it. Especially if you use your phone for business, it can seem incredibly unprofessional to stumble across your phone number. And for many of us with two phones, it’s certainly not easy to remember a work number.
It is possible to quickly get your phone number on your phone on both iOS and Android. We’ll walk you through the steps and give you a few more tips below!
How to find your phone number on iOS
If you are an iPhone user, you are probably used to the simple design and functionality of your device. Fortunately, Apple has also made it incredibly easy to find your phone number.
If you open the Phone app, you can click ‘Contacts (edit)‘at the bottom of the screen. Then touch ‘My card‘to see your phone number. But in some cases, only your address and username appear. So if that’s the case for you, there is another surefire way to find your phone number.
Open the Settings app on your phone and scroll down to ‘Phone’. Play it.
Then scroll down a little more until your phone number appears.
Now, let’s go a little further and add your phone number to your contact card if it is not available.
Here’s how to add your phone number to your contact card on an iPhone:
Open the calling app on your phone and tap on ‘Contacts’ at the bottom. Then tap ‘My card’.
Next, tap on the ‘Edit’ option in the upper right corner.
Enter your phone number and tap ‘Done’ in the upper right corner.
Now when you need to find your phone number, it will appear in your phone’s contact list.
What to do if the wrong number appears
If your phone number appears but is incorrect, there may be several reasons for this, and therefore several solutions. This can be incredibly simple or more complicated, depending on the cause of the error.
First, if you recently changed your phone number, phone, or cell phone provider, the likely cause is an error on the part of the phone company. If you have changed your phone number, the update on your phone will take some time (usually no more than a day). All you need to do is turn your phone off and on and your new phone number should appear.
If you changed providers, your phone number goes through a transfer process that can take one to two days to complete. If you see a phone number that you don’t recognize, this is probably the reason.
If your number is incorrect, but you have not made any changes to your account, contact your cell phone provider. You may need a new SIM card or there could be a problem with your account.
Finally, many users who have noticed a problem with their phone number have fixed it by following ‘Settings’> ‘Messages’> ‘iMessages’, turn iMessage off and then turn it back on. This should update your phone and update your phone number.
How to find your phone number on Android
Finding your phone number on Android 10 is as simple as iOS. But, if you are using an older version of Android, there are additional steps you need to take.
First, try this:
- Open your phone and select Contacts.
- Select Me at the top of the list to see your number.
If you don’t see me in your contacts, you may need to dig a little deeper.
- Settings and About of the phone O About device.
- Select State or Phone number or Identity.
- Settings and About of the phone O About device.
- Select Status and SIM Status and then My phone number.
Your last option to find your phone number on Android is to call a friend. As long as they don’t laugh too much at you, you can call them and record your number somewhere or add it according to the instructions below.
Add your phone number – Android
You can easily add your phone number to your contacts by tapping the ‘Edit’ button in your calling app, as shown above. But what can you do if your phone number is not listed?
Some users have stated that their phone number says “Unknown” in the Settings of their phone. If this is happening to you, there are some solutions.
First, try turning your phone off and on again. If this doesn’t work, go to your phone settings and follow the path ‘Connections’> ‘More connections’> ‘Reset network settings’. Your phone will turn off and on again, then the number should appear.
If this doesn’t work, contact your carrier. You will likely need a new SIM card.
We have included this section to answer more questions about iPhone and Android contacts.
Why is my own phone number calling me?
One of the weirdest aspects of cell phones these days is that your own phone number can call you. While this may seem like a glitch, it’s actually something more sinister. The reason your phone number is calling you is because of scammers.
While there are many methods they use to call it, this is another one. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do other than ignore the call. It is recommended that you do not answer a phone call from your own phone number.
Can I change my phone number?
Yes. You must contact your cell phone provider and request a phone number change. If someone is harassing you, you moved to a new area, or are just ready for a change, changing your number is relatively simple. Just keep in mind that some operators charge a fee for this change. Also, save any voice messages you want to keep, as changing your phone number will create a new voicemail box.