"How to check your phone number" is a search query that's blowing up on Google because, well, not all of us have a photographic memory and sometimes we forget the digits associated with our phone, especially if we just received a new number.
That being said, if you've forgotten your phone number, don't fret! There is a way to retrieve it. Whether you have an iOS or Android device, we'll show you how to look up your phone number with an easy-to-follow, quick tutorial.
How to check mobile number on an iPhone
You'll be surprised by how easy it is to look up the phone number associated with your iOS device. With a few swipes in the Settings app, you'll be able to retrieve your phone's mobile number in no time.
1. Go to "Settings."
2. Tap on "[Your name]: Apple ID, iCloud, Media & Purchases"
3. Tap on "Name, Phone Numbers, Email"
4. Under the "Reachable At" section, you'll be able to find the phone number associated with your device.
How to check mobile number on an Android phone
Looking up the phone number associated with an Android phone is just as easy. After a quick trip to the Settings app, you'll be able to recover your mobile phone number in a flash.
1. Go to "Settings."
2. Scroll down to "System."
3. Go to "About phone."
4. Your phone number should be listed at the top alongside your device's model number, IMEI and more.
Keep in mind that these directions may not perfectly align with your device's particular path to retrieving your phone number. This may be due to your phone running a different Android version. There are also variations to how the OS is implemented across phone brands.
Still, these instructions should still serve as a useful map on how to look up your mobile phone number.
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Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!