Having a phone number associated with your account is important as it gives you another verified option you can use to confirm that you own your account. As a result, it’s important to keep the phone number associated with your Netflix account up to date. Thankfully, you can update your Netflix phone number through the Netflix website with a few quick clicks.
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Steps to Change Netflix Phone Number
- Open a web browser, navigate to www.Netflix.com, and then log in to your Netflix account if you’re not logged in already.
- Click your profile icon at the top of the screen to open a drop-down menu, and then click “Account” in the drop-down menu.
- Find the Phone field in the Membership and Billing section at the top of the screen, and then click “Change Phone Number” next to that field. The next screen asks you to confirm your identity.
- Choose a method to confirm your identity. You can do that by using a code that is either texted or emailed to you, or you can choose to verify your payment details. In this example I’ll choose to have a code emailed to me. The next screen prompts you to enter the code you received. Leave this screen open and open the email account associated with your Netflix account in another window.
- Open the email from Netflix with Your Verification Code as the subject line, and then copy the code in this email.
- Navigate back to the Netflix screen prompting you to enter a code. Enter the code you received, and then click “Enter Code to Continue.” The next screen prompts you to enter the new phone number you want to be associated with your Netflix account.
- Enter the new phone number you want to associate with your Netflix account, and then click “Next.” The Verify Your Phone Number screen is shown, prompting you to enter the code that was texted to you.
- Enter the code that is texted to that phone number, and then click “Verify.”
You’ll be routed back to the Account screen, where you’ll now see a note at the top of the screen letting you know that your phone number has been verified.
Reasons to Change the Phone Number Associated with Your Netflix Account
1. Lost or Stolen Phone
Losing your phone can be a stressful experience, especially if you use it to access important accounts like Netflix. If your phone goes missing, it’s essential to change the phone number associated with your Netflix account right away to prevent unauthorized access. You’ll need to sign in to your Netflix account and update the phone number under your account settings to ensure that your account remains secure.
2. Change of Service Provider
Switching phone service providers can be exciting, but it also means updating your account information, including your Netflix account. If you change your phone number, make sure to update it on your Netflix account so that you continue to receive notifications and updates. This way, you won’t miss any important information about your account or miss out on new releases.
3. Privacy Concerns
Protecting your personal information is critical, and if you’re worried about unwanted calls or text messages, changing your Netflix phone number can help. You can change the phone number associated with your Netflix account at any time to ensure that your privacy remains intact.
4. Update of Personal Information
Life changes, and sometimes that means updating your personal information, including your phone number. If you change your phone number, make sure to update it on your Netflix account so that you can continue to receive important notifications and updates.
5. Multiple Accounts
Having multiple Netflix accounts can be confusing, and if you’re looking to consolidate your accounts, changing the phone number associated with one of them can help. By updating the phone number, you’ll be able to ensure that all account notifications are sent to the correct phone number, making it easier to keep track of your Netflix accounts.
6. Error in Phone Number
Mistakes happen, and if you accidentally entered an incorrect phone number when signing up for Netflix, it’s essential to update it as soon as possible. Updating your phone number will ensure that you receive important notifications and updates, so you won’t miss any important information about your account.