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How to know my cell phone or mobile number

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A cell phone is almost indispensable in the day to day, it is even the first thing that most people check when they wake up. However, it is also very common to forget your phone number when you need it most, although it usually happens especially when acquiring a new phone line.

There are those who are ashamed of not remembering their number at important moments. As a solution, it is a good idea to know some of the tricks to find your cell phone number in case you forget it. In this article there are different methods to know to do it quickly and easily, whether your device has an Android or iOS Operating System .


On any device

The steps described below are very simple and you can put them into practice regardless of the model or Operating System that the device has. For the first three, no application will be necessary. As for the latter, you can use the well-known messaging app, WhatsApp, to find out your phone number.

Through a text message

For this trick, you will need the help of a friend or family member who has their phone handy. You must make sure you have their contact or that this person knows their phone number. Once verified, follow these steps:

  1. Enter " Message Center ". The name of this option may vary depending on the device model. image
  2. Add the recipient , manually entering the other person's number or adding the contact directly from the contact list. image
  3. Send a message , it doesn't have to be long, but you can write whatever you want. image
  4. When the other person receives the message, you can see the phone number on the screen . image

Calling a family member or friend

With this procedure you will also require the help of another person, remember that they must have their phone handy and know their phone number. Once this is done, you just have to follow the steps described below:

  1. Enter the " Telephone " or " Calls " application. image
  2. Add the person's number to call through your contacts. If you do not have it, all you have to do is ask for its number and enter it manually. image
  3. Call . image
  4. If the person is next to you, they can tell you the number directly by reviewing their call history . If it's elsewhere, it can text you. image

Contact customer service

Another option to know your cell phone number is to contact the customer service line . They will be able to give you all the support you need. However, you must be able to provide certain personal data to confirm your identity.

The customer service number you should call will depend on the company you are affiliated with. This usually comes integrated to the chip / card of the mobile service company and you can find it among your contacts. Otherwise, you can look up the number on the official website or on your telephone line bill.


WhatsApp is a very popular instant messaging application , so you will surely have it installed either for personal or business use. In that case, it is a good option to find your phone number easily. Next, the steps to view your cell number through WhatsApp will be detailed.

  1. Enter the " WhatsApp " application . image
  2. Open the drop- down menu , the three dots found in the upper right corner. image
  3. Scroll until you find the " Settings " option , click on it. image
  4. Press on your profile picture . image
  5. This will show you your personal information, including your phone number. image

This method also works with other messaging apps in which you use your mobile number to register. You can always find your number in the personal information section .

On Android

If you have an Android smartphone, you have several alternatives to find your number, added to those mentioned in the previous heading. Either through the settings options checking in the phone data or by the personal information in your preferred messaging application.

Generally, in settings you can find a section with all the information on your phone. This section has the complete information of the device, including your cell phone number . Follow the steps below to find your number.

  1. Open the menu of your Smartphone and enter " Settings " or " Settings ". image
  2. Look for the section " Device information " or " About the phone " and access. image
  3. Enter the section called " State ". image
  4. Depending on the version of Android or the model of the cell phone, you will have to go to another section called " SIM Status " or you could find your number right on this screen. image
  5. In "SIM status" you will see your number at a glance as " My phone number ". image

On iOS

The steps to find your number with WhatsApp, work in the same way for Android as for iOS. However, the internal settings and data system of the phone can be a little different, especially since in Android the options may vary depending on the device, while in iOS they are all similar. Follow the simple steps shown below:

  1. Enter the " Settings " or " Settings " icon on your iPhone. image
  2. Find the section called " Phone " or " Telephone " and access it. image
  3. Once inside, you can view your own number indicated as: " My Number " or " My number ". image


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