Is Google (Gmail) still sending verification code to the wrong number (old phone number)? Don’t worry, here is the solution to this problem. Google will send a six-digit verification code to the old phone number even if you have recently changed/ deleted your phone number and added a new one. This happens for security reasons. In this tutorial, I will describe why does it happen and how to fix this bug.
Why is Google sending verification code to old phone number
So let’s clarify why does it happen? Why is Google not fixing this bug? Actually, this is not a bug. It just happens for security reasons. Let’s learn more.
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Gmail is one of the most popular Google services. According to Google, there are over 1.8 billion (1800000000) Gmail users as of October 2018. It’s now 2023. So the number is increasing rapidly day by day. So many Google users have been experiencing this problem (sending verification code to the wrong number). We everyday use Gmail in so many places on the internet. With a Gmail account, we are creating so many accounts in so many places. Like in Internet banking, we are using this email. If anyone has access to this mail, he/she can steal money. Those who have access to this mail can access our social accounts too. It means everything associated with this mail can be accessed. So Google ensures the security of all Gmail accounts.
If you need to buy a Google Play Console, AdSense, Admob, or anything related to Google, the seller will give Gmail account too. So you need to change old information including recovery email, phone number, name, birth date, etc. You can change all information. But when you need to change the password again, Google will send a verification code to the old number even after successfully deleting the old phone number. Google won’t send a verification code to the new number or new recovery emails. You will face this problem when you will give access to third-party apps or sites and when you need to log in from new devices.
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Recently I have removed old phone number ending with 93 and a recovery mail address from a Gmail account.
After this, I added recovery email and recovery phone number ending with 63.
But still Google is sending verification code to old number ending with 93.
How to fix the problem “Google Still Sending Verification Code To Old Number”
There is no specific method to fix this problem. But there are two effective ways. You need to charge the phone number from an already logged-in device. If you are going to buy a Gmail account, tell the seller of the Gmail account to add your phone number from his device and remove his number.
Another way is to wait. You need to wait more than 48 hours. After the period Google will send verification code to the new phone number or to the new recovery email.
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I hope you have successfully fixed this problem. If you still have problems, comment below.
Bro are you sure that after 48 hours google will send verification code to the new number automatically ?
It may take upto 72 hours too. But it’s sure that Google will send code to new number after a certain period of time.
What happen if my gmail already got disabled because of this. I changed the phone number, but I did not know this policy before for wait around a week to take effect, so I did change the password, google asked many times for verifications (to the old number) until my gmail got disabled. Will I ever be able to use that gmail again by waiting for around a week?
How will they KNOW the new number though?
Hello Mr. Absur are you able to receive verification to your new number?
This is not working. Old number ends in 62
I set a new number and Google sent a verification code to my number, ends in 53
But now, 72 hours after every time I try to change the recovery number again or I login from a different ip Google tries to send confirmation to 62. This is ridiculous.
You need to keep waiting. Wait a coupon of days more.
it’s actually sometimes just take a second or won’t work at all even thou already change it a long time ago, been having a hard time with this recently and we actually need everything access ASAP.
same here i changed my phone number in settings but google still sending verification to old number any help
How do I change my recovery number from a locked account? When I reset my password, it locked me out of all devices using that email but the verification codes are sent to an old phone number AND email address. What can I do? I have EVERYTHING saved on that email address.
Have you recently added new phone number? If so, you have to wait a couple of days.
I don’t think you get it. I’m in the same boat as these people. I wasn’t able to add a new number to gmail because I didn’t need to. I lost my previous cell phone which contains the phone number saved on my gmail account. Now that my cell phone and previous number is no longer accessible to me, I had to get a new number. I want to change the phone number on my gmail account to my new one, but I can’t even login to my gmail account without getting a verification code…from the number that I DON’T HAVE ANYMORE. So how am I to get into my gmail account without my old, lost phone which contains my old number on it?
Check out Gmail’s troubleshooter.
I got the email after 48 hours and changed everything and tried to log in and it extra to serve verification to old nine and gives me choice besides the verification gong to old number. It is important I get these emails as they are business ones.
After removing the old number, I add a new number and then the code still goes to that old number.
I have also that problem I have buy Gmail account but whenever I won’t change anything Google sending verification code to old number of seller if I give him maybe I will lost my account what can I do now even I already add recovery number and Gmail account
Wait a couple of days. Hope it will be fixed.
Bro I wait more then 72 hours and still Google sending Verification code to the old number. This Gmail is so important to me Please give me some suggestion.
I didn’t change my number. I just got a new phone. This is the same number I’ve had for 2+ years. What should I do?
So What’s the problem you are facing?
its been 7 days and it still sends it to the old number..
Yea same problem
Hate how even after all the hard work to get an old Gmail back it still sends verification codes to the old phone number. I’ve changed everything and it STILL keeps sending the codes to my old phone. Ugh
Can you answer to my question?
I have not changed the verification phone number from the google account. However, I lost my phone number as I am not using it anymore. My old number (the one still configured to be used in google) might even be owned by someone else today.
How to solve this?
Try to recover your gamil account using recovery link: https://accounts.google.com/signin/recovery
Hope this will work.
Someone please HELP 🙂
I am trying to recover my access to an app that was on my old phone, that app is linked to a google email i have access to, but i do not have that old phone number and google is sending me verification to that number. I have changed my gmail settings and deleted the old number from that account and added my new number but every time i try to recover that app i have to log in using that google account and it keeps sending 6 digit verification to my old number.
Someone out there please be kind enough and help me.
Wait a couple of days more. If this doesn’t work, try adding a recovery email.
I’ve been having this issue for over 4 months now because it refuses to send anything to my recovery email or my new cell phone number and 72 hours or even 48 hours no try over 4 months of waiting and I’ve gotten nowhere with trying to get a hold of Google about this issue
I have changed the phone number and recovery email
but still, send code previous phone number
I checked all over my Gmail but I didn’t find that the previous number
what should I do?
I always give out a disconnected phone number. I use email verification with Google. For the first time getting verified I use my office phone number, and a web based email address. After that for future verification it goes to email and I open that website and say Yes, it is me. I have never had a issue. And if pushed and told my email account will be closed, thats OK. There are other email services and many other web based email services.
In a few days they’ll send the code to my new number? Can I use generic Google (not signed in to any account) in the meantime? It’s a totally maddening Catch-22 situation!
i have changed recovery phone number from google admin console but google still sending verification code to old number
Im having the same problem. I bought a Gmail account and was able to change the recovery phone number with my number and the recovery email with my email but whenever I try to log in in a new device, the verification code is sent to the old number which I already replaced. Its so annoying. Anyone able to fix this?
I can access my acount via browser on Windows. Also via browser on Linux on the same computer. I can access my account on Thunderbird via POP3 on Windows but I CAN’T access my account on Thunderbird via POP3 on Linux!
The server keeps asking me for an old phone number!