How to Verify Discord Without a Phone?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Verify Discord Without a Phone?

Do you want to verify your Discord account without using your phone number? It’s understandable if you want to keep your phone number private.

However, it’s not the easiest thing to do. While there are ways to circumvent phone verification on Discord, they don’t work all the time and are unreliable.

In short, you can’t skip the phone verification on Discord. But you don’t need to use your personal phone to do it.

Read below to see what I mean!

Use a Friend’s Mobile Phone

You don’t want to disclose your phone number to Discord? This is the simplest solution to your problem. Then use a friend’s phone number.

You can also use your spouse’s or parents’ phone numbers if you don’t have friends. That’s quite alright.

Follow the steps below to see how you can change the Discord phone number:

1. Click on the Gear icon

Click on the Gear icon
Click on the Gear icon

To change your phone number, you need to access your profile settings. To do that, open Discord and find the “Gear” icon in the lower-left corner.

The Gear icon is next to your profile name, microphone, and headphones icon. Click on it and continue with the guide!

2. Go to “My Account

Go to "My Account"
Go to “My Account

Once you click on the Gear icon, a new window will open on Discord. This is the settings window where you can control your Discord experience and personal information.

You must open the “My Account” category to change your phone number. Click on this option and proceed!

3. Select “Edit” near your phone number

Select "Edit" near your phone number
Select “Edit” near your phone number

Once you click on the “My Account” category, you’ll be taken to the above page. Find the “Phone Number” heading and look for the “Edit” option to the right.

Click on it to edit your current phone number. If you don’t currently have a phone number attached to Discord, the “Add” option will appear instead.

4. Verify your phone number

Verify your phone number
Verify your phone number

Now, all you need to do is enter a new phone number (your friend’s or parents’) and click “Send“.

Discord will verify the new phone number by sending you a code. Enter the code on Discord, and then the new phone number will be attached to your Discord account.

Use a Burner Phone

This solution may not always work because Discord is better at identifying burner phone numbers. However, it’s worth a shot if you value your privacy.

Get a burner phone and a disposable SIM card, and verify your Discord account. If you’re lucky, Discord should not notice anything wrong.

After all, you’re not using a fake or non-existent phone number. The phone number is real and can receive calls/messages.

Plus, it’s not like burner phones are marked as such. The burner phone number will look the same as a permanent phone number.

The problem is that Discord doesn’t ask you to verify your phone just once. This verification pops up occasionally, especially if Discord detects suspicious activities from your account.

Moreover, some Discord servers may require you to verify your phone. They want to know you’re a human being and not a bot.

Ask Discord to Verify Your Account

If you genuinely don’t use a mobile phone and don’t have a phone number, Discord should give you a chance to prove you’re human.

So, if Discord asks you for a phone number to verify your identity, you can contact customer support and ask them to verify you some other way.

You can submit a request here.

Submit a request on Discord
Submit a request on Discord

Choose the categories related to phone verification and then select “Other” when asked to clarify your issue. Type in “I don’t have a phone number” or something like that.

Clarify your problem
Clarify your problem

When asked to clarify your problem in the “Description” field, tell them you don’t use phones and don’t have a phone number.

Ask them to verify your identity some other way, maybe with your email address or something.

Then, click on “Submit” to send the request. Depending on customer support’s workload, you should receive an answer within 2-4 business days or sooner.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to speed things up, and if you don’t want to waste time, you’d better verify your phone number by using someone else’s phone number.

Conclusion

To summarize, you can verify Discord without a phone by:

  • Using someone else’s phone number
  • Using a burner phone
  • Contacting Discord support and asking them about a solution

I can’t guarantee the last two solutions will work, but they’re worth a shot if your privacy is important enough.

Leave a comment below if you have questions about this topic or anything Discord-related. I’ll try to help you as best as I can!

Why does Discord need my phone number?

Discord asks for a phone number to secure your account better and ensure you’re a human being, not a bot.

Having a method to verify your identity is essential to most apps that promote safety and security.

Can Discord use your email address instead of your phone number to verify your identity? Sure, they can. Why don’t they do it? I don’t know.

Discord also wants to ensure that you’re not a spammer or a bot. They only want actual people to use their platform.

The good thing is that Discord won’t use your phone number for suspicious things, most likely.

However, Discord has had its fair share of data leaks which have resulted in personal user data being disclosed to the public.

Can others gain access to my phone number on Discord?

Not normally, no. No one will know your phone number on Discord because it’s private information.

However, we shouldn’t forget the possibility of a data leak on Discord’s servers.

They’ve happened before, and even though they’re not common, one data leak event is enough to disclose your personal information to hackers.

Once that happens, you’ll be forever bugged by spammers and hackers trying to deceive you.

Social engineering is the most dangerous form of online assault these days. Hackers pretend they’re genuine companies and ask for personal information from you.

Or they trick you into accessing a link so they can install malware on your computer and steal your data.

However, you’re not in direct danger even if hackers know your phone number. You’re fine if you understand basic self-protection against online threats.

Please don’t click on suspicious links, don’t provide personal information to weird emails, and that’s it!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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