How To Open Gmail Without Phone Number

While Gmail typically requires you to provide a phone number for verification, there are ways around this. In this tutorial, we will guide you through these steps and by the end, you’ll have a new Gmail account without attaching a phone number to it.

Method 1: Using the Incognito Mode

One way to bypass the verification phase is to open Gmail in incognito mode. This can be achieved by following these steps:

  1. Open your browser and click on the three-dotted menu at the top-right corner.
  2. Select “New Incognito Window” or “New Private Window” depending on your browser.
  3. Go to the Gmail sign-up page.
  4. Fill in your details, but skip the phone number field.
  5. Follow the prompts to create your account.

Method 2: Using a Secondary Email Address

Another alternative is to use a secondary email address during the sign-up process. This is how you can do it:

  1. Go to the Gmail sign-up page.
  2. When you get to the phone number screen, select “Use my current email address instead”.
  3. Enter your secondary email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to verify your secondary email and create your account.


While Google encourages users to add phone numbers for security reasons, not everyone is comfortable with this. Fortunately, the methods discussed in this blog post offer alternatives for those who desire to open a Gmail account without providing a phone number. Remember though, not having a phone number associated with your account might limit some functionalities and can potentially make account recovery more difficult.