Discord may not have a bad reputation when it comes to privacy, but I know I wouldn’t feel comfortable having my phone number attached to it. So, I understand why you’d want to remove it…
Fortunately, doing this is super easy and won’t take even 5 minutes of your time. Here’s the short of it:
- Go to Discord Settings
- Select My Account
- Remove the phone number
See how simple that was? But wait, I’ll go into more details about the steps above and clarify them with screenshots. Read below…
How to Remove Your Phone Number from Discord?
There are two ways to do this – either delete your Discord account, or you go to the app’s settings and remove the number only.
If you remove the Discord account, your phone numbers won’t be attached to your account anymore (though you probably still need your Discord)
Still, here’s how to delete your account: go to Discord’s Settings – My Account – Delete Account.
But if you don’t want to remove your Discord account entirely, there’s another way you can try, and I’d say this is more comfortable.
To do this, see the steps below:
1. Go to Settings
Begin by opening the Discord settings (gear icon in the bottom-left corner of the app).
2. Select My Account
After you open the settings, look for the “My Account” option and select it
Once you’re there, you should see the Phone Number option in the middle (see below)
3. Remove the Phone Number
If you’ve added your phone number, you should see the “Remove” button next to it (check the screenshot above – the “Add” button would be replaced by “Remove” in your case).
Click on it and follow the instructions on your screen to finalize the process.
You may need to verify your password to remove the phone number.
Discord phone verification may also be needed through a verification code.
Moreover, if you add the same number to another Discord account, it’ll be removed from the first one.
So, that’s it. Told you it wouldn’t take more than 5 minutes! Need more help or got questions? Contact me in the comments section!
How long do you have to wait to switch phone numbers on Discord?
If you remove your phone number and try to add another one, you might get a “rate limited” error.
This error stops you from performing certain actions too fast.
While it’s meant to secure your Discord account better, it can be frustrating when it happens.
Wait 10-15 minutes before removing your phone number or adding another one.
That way, you won’t encounter the error.
So, the wait time is only 15 minutes at worst. You can often add another number after 5-10 minutes of waiting.
Can you have two Discord accounts at once?
Not with the same email address, no.
Discord won’t ask you to verify your accounts with a phone number if you’re not doing anything suspicious.
So they won’t know it’s the same person behind the two accounts.
You can also use the accounts simultaneously with different browsers.
Open one account in Google Chrome and another one in Firefox.
But you can’t open two Discord accounts on the same email address. It just doesn’t work that way.
Your email address is unique and the primary identification for a Discord account.