Losing track of your own phone number is disconcerting. It’s also something that happens frequently enough. Human memory is imperfect anyway. Making it an issue for just about everybody at some point. And especially for those who have trouble with remembering phone numbers, to begin with. Or for those who have changed phone numbers. But fortunately, Android doesn’t make it too difficult to find your own phone number either.
Of course, we can always just ask somebody who does know our number for the information. But that’s only going to potentially compound the embarrassment. And that’s exactly what this guide is here to address. If you’re looking to find your own phone number on an Android phone, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s how to find your phone number on Android
Looking to find your phone number on Android used to be a lot like iOS. Namely, it used to be the case that you simply needed to go into your Contacts app and look for the designated space showing “my phone number” or the like. But that hasn’t been the case for quite some time, which may be confusing. For instance, for anybody coming over to Android from iOS.
That’s not to say that finding your phone number on Android has gotten more difficult. In fact, at least some OEMs may still place the phone number in their own iteration of the Contacts application. Google doesn’t necessarily lock manufacturers into using their preferred method along.
Fortunately, this hasn’t changed in Android 12. So this process should be the same for just about any Android phone, regardless of OEM or version. But it may not be as intuitive as some might have hoped for, for those phones that have opted to move the phone number details.
- Navigate to the Settings app. There are two ways to accomplish this. First, by opening the app drawer and then navigating to and launching “Settings” via the appropriate gear-shaped icon. Or by swiping down twice on the notification shade, as shown in our sample images, to reveal the Quick Tile editing, power options, and Settings icon. And then by tapping on the gear-shaped Settings icon
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to locate the “About phone” segment. On some OEM phones, the arrangement of the Settings menu will differ. But there should always be an “About phone” or similarly-named option. Tap on that option
- Now, finding your phone number on this page could take some effort since not every OEM lays out things exactly the same. But the “About phone” page is where Android places your phone number if you’re looking to find it. On our phone, a Pixel 5, that’s located right near the top, as shown n our sample images. And, specifically, is located in the “Basic info” partition. Under the “Phone number” designation, with both a “(sim slot 1)” and “(sim slot 2)” designated
Figure out which number you’re actually looking for…
Now, it is worth mentioning here that because Android shows phone numbers for installed SIM cards, you may see more than one phone number here. That’s going to be the case primarily for those who have a dual-SIM phone. And more specifically for those who have two SIM cards installed on their phone. Such as a separate data card or a separate business SIM card.
All that means is that some extra steps may be required for those users who have two SIMs installed. Although it may be difficult, within the context of any how-to to discern which is which.
- The easiest way to determine which phone number it is that you’re actually looking for is likely to be by the carrier. Namely, it’s not necessarily too likely that you’ll be using the same carrier for work and for personal use. Begin by using the steps above to locate the “About phone” page in Settings
- Scroll down to locate the segment dedicated to ‘Device details’ and SIM status information for each SIM installed
- As shown in our sample images, the SIM status (sim slot 1) is Google Fi. Yours should show whichever carrier you’re currently using. And if you have more than one SIM installed, the carrier for each should be shown, including a carrier in the SIM status (sim slot 2) segment. A tap on the SIM status reading also provides further information about the connection which could prove useful to some users