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How do I change the mobile number in the About Phone section?

(Topic created on: 19-01-2022 12:49 PM)
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Blinkonce
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How do I change phone number in the About Phone section of my phone?
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xSteveuk
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Hi
Try clicking on contacts
Click on your photo profile pic
Click on edit
Enter phone number
Save
Go Settings
Check about page
And see if number
Has been added
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Blinkonce
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Many thanks. Most appreciated.
Blinkonce
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I have gone into Contacts, clicked on profile pic and edited my phone number and saved it, but there is a mobile number already on my contact list which i do not know how to delete. I kept my old mobile number when I bought a new Sumsung S20 Ultra and it is the number I chose not to use which is showing on my contact list. Even after adding my mobile number, the contact list is not updating to reflect that.
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CarlH
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Hi @Blinkonce. As you mentioned you kept your old number, the info shown will be the original number assigned to the SIM (despite you keeping your old number). 

David_1960
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@Blinkonce You can change the number stored on your SIM, but only if you can borrow a friend's iPhone. I borrowed my daughters old iPhone to change mine. For some reason Android no longer permits the changing of number. Can't understand why this function was removed.
worthingtonducote
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So, did that work for you? I tried to do that a couple of times on different contacts, and it just doesn't work. I mean, as soon as I press on save, it tells me everything is fine, but when I check it, nothing changes. I even went to the local store to see if maybe there was a certain problem with this phone, and they also couldn't understand why that was happening. My s20 ultra is probably the worst phone I have ever had. I cannot even receive sms online australia, though I am connected to good wifi with a stable speed and so forth.

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AndrewL
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@worthingtonducote: The number shown in Settings > About Phone is automatically generated by the registered SIM card, and cannot be manually changed. On occasion, a read error can cause the wrong number to show here, or it will say 'Unknown' where the number should be populated. I understand that this isn't ideal, however please be assured that it will not affect your network capabilities in any way. 

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CJAero
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Hi I cannot use Samsung chat because of my nunber being incorrect, how can I resolve this?
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Galaxy 23
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Thanks for your help. I have input my number but can't delete the other so it still shows in About phone.

 

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