These days, almost everyone uses Venmo for their day-to-day transactions. You can use it to send money to family and friends or even pay for things like coffee or dinner at a restaurant.
But there are many cases where you may need to change your phone number. Maybe you have bought a new mobile phone and want to transfer all your funds to it. Or maybe you're changing service providers and want to start paying with Venmo again without keeping two separate numbers on file.
Whatever the reason, changing your number is relatively simple.
How to Update Your Phone Number in Venmo on an iPhone
Venmo and iPhones are two super convenient technologies that work seamlessly to facilitate all your transactions. If you're out shopping or having dinner with your partner but don't have cash on hand, just pull out your phone and pay with Venmo. As long as you're signed in to your Venmo account, you can make payments through iMessage.
If you're using an iPhone, updating your phone number in Venmo is relatively simple and easy. Here are the steps:
- Open the Venmo app and enter your credentials to log in.
- Tap the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner to open the settings section.
- Once the settings section opens, tap on “Edit profile”. You should now see your personal information, including your first name, last name, username, email address, and phone number.
- Tap the phone number box and delete your old number.
- Enter your new number and press "Save".
How to Update Your Phone Number in Venmo on an Android Device
Since the release of Venmo, it's been the go-to app for sharing bills with friends. It's a quick and easy way to get paid without having to meet in person or exchange money.
The process of updating your phone number in the Venmo app on an Android device is simple:
- Open your Venmo app and enter your login details.
- Head into the settings section by tapping the ellipsis (three horizontal lines) at the top of the screen.
- From the list of options that appears, select “Edit profile”.
- Next, you should see a tab labeled "Phone Number." Tap on it, delete your old number, then replace it with the new one.
- Tap "Done".
And There you go! You have successfully updated your number and you should have no problem sending or receiving money through your favorite app.
How to Update Your Phone Number in Venmo Through the Website on PC
Although many tools are used to pay for goods and services online, not all of them are convenient. For some, you need to download and install an app to send or receive payments. Venmo is unique because even if you don't have the app, you will still be able to transact through Venmo's website.
You can also update your personal data via the website. Here's how to update your phone number:
- Visit the official Venmo website.
- Click "Login", then enter your old phone number, email or username and password.
- Once logged in, click the "Edit Profile" button in the upper right corner, next to your avatar.
- Tap the phone number box and delete your old number.
- Enter your new number and press "Save settings".
What if you can't access your old line?
At the risk of stating the obvious, you must be logged in before you can update your phone number on Venmo.
One of the ways Venmo protects accounts from unauthorized access is through the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA). When logging in, you may need to enter a code sent to the phone number or email address linked to your account. When you update your phone number and you still have access to the old one, you will therefore be able to receive the code and log in without any problems. But what if you no longer have access to your old number?
If you want to update your phone number but don't have access to your old line, you have two options.
First, you need to try logging in using a previously used device on your Venmo account. This may allow you to bypass multi-factor authentication, and you will be able to log in and update your number without issue.
You can also enter your old number and password, then wait for the Multi-Factor Authentication page to open. Rather than entering the code (which you don't have), it would be better if you tried to confirm your identity by other means or specify that you no longer have access to your old phone. These options will usually appear below the box where you need to enter the code. If you do this, Venmo will offer you another way to confirm your identity.
If there are no other options to confirm your identity, you should contact Venmo's support team. They will then help you log into your account, but they will ask you to provide information such as:
- Your name and contact details as provided during the registration process
- The full routing number If you linked your account to a bank
- Provide the first six and last four digits of your card if you linked your Venmo account to a debit card
To keep your account secure, you should not give the full account number or card number to Venmo's support team. Once the support team is happy with the information provided, you can log in and edit the phone number or other details as you see fit.
What if my new number is already registered on Venmo?
Signing up on Venmo is sometimes not easy. You may receive an error message stating that your phone number is already registered. If this happens to you, the best thing to do is contact the Venmo support team for help. While you're at it, provide your phone number to help the team expedite the process.
It is important to note that the error message "phone number is already registered" may be due to a previous incomplete registration attempt. However, it can also be caused by other issues beyond your control, such as a system malfunction.
Can I just remove my phone number from Venmo?
The answer is no. You cannot remove your phone number from Venmo. You need a verified phone number for transactions. Without it, you cannot send or request payments. However, you are allowed to replace the original number whenever you want.
Can I sign up for Venmo without a phone number?
You can sign up for Venmo without a phone number, but you won't be able to trade. You can only start making or receiving payments once your account is verified with a phone number via an SMS code.
Can I create a new account with a new number?
Although you can create a new account even if you have another active account with an old number, it is not recommended. In fact, it is illegal to do so under the Terms of Service. You could encounter a myriad of issues with payments, such as delays and cancellations.
Easily change numbers on Venmo
While Venmo is a great tool for transferring money to your friends, you may also need to change your phone number at some point. Updating this information only takes a few moments. Once updated, all future transactions will be sent via the new number.
Although the steps are relatively simple, sometimes problems arise. If you encounter any issues, you should immediately contact the Venmo support team for assistance.
Have you tried updating your phone number on Venmo? We would like to know how it went. Let us know in the comments section below.