Changing the phone number linked to your Apple ID is a pretty simple process. You may have noticed that the number linked to your Apple ID by default is the one that you are currently using with your iPhone. This is because Apple ID recognises your iPhone as a ‘trusted device’ and registers the number on it as a ‘trusted phone number’ as soon as your turn on the two-factor authorisation. You can always add more trusted phone numbers to your account. In this article, we show you how to change the phone number linked to your Apple ID.
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Change the phone number linked to your Apple ID using your iPhone
Step 1: Go to Settings on your iPhone and tap on the top banner that contains your name.
Step 2: Select Password and Security.
Step 3: Scroll down to the ‘Trusted Phone Number’ section and tap on ‘Edit.’
Step 4: Select the ‘minus’ icon next to the number you want to remove and tap on ‘Delete.’
Step 5: Tap on ‘Add a trusted phone number.’
Step 6: You will be prompted to enter your device code. After that, enter the phone number you want to link to your Apple ID.
Step 7: Verify the phone number using a text message or phone call. Your Apple ID phone number will be changed once it gets verified.
Change the phone number linked to your Apple ID using a web browser
Step 1: Go to https://appleid.apple.com/ on your web browser and sign in to your Apple ID account.
Step 2: Go to ‘Sign-in and Security’ and click on ‘Account Security.’
Step 3: In the following window, click the plus icon next to the ‘trusted phone number’ section.
Step 4: Add the number you want to link to your Apple ID. Verify the number using a text message or phone call.
Step 5: Once the number has been verified, it will be linked to your Apple ID. You can now remove the previously linked number by clicking on the minus icon next to it.
This is how you can change the phone number linked to your Apple ID. Instead of deleting the previously linked number, you can simply add more trusted numbers to your Apple ID. However, if the previous number is not in use anymore, we would suggest deleting it. If you change your number on iMessage it will also be reflected on your Apple ID. If you want to change the email address linked to your Apple ID, read our instructional guide here.