Facebook is definitely the most popular social media app. It has reached over 5 billion installs on Google Play (and counting). This big social media giant allows you to stay connected with people around the world. You can share photos, and videos, make calls, video chat over its Messenger app, and much more. Also, lets you have a brilliant-looking profile.
So that anyone with your profile may open and get information about you (they are interested in). But there are good and bad people in the world, getting the point? Your profile may contain sensitive information like your phone number, email address, birthday, and friends list which, of course, you don’t wanna show to the public. Everyone keeps their profiles locked these days (of course they care about their privacy online).
Moreover, before it was possible to use the phone number listed in your account as two-factor authentication (2FA or TFA). Now that Facebook only lets you use an authenticator app instead. It is not necessary to have a phone number in your account. However, it is important to have an active email address instead. This is to reset your FB password or account recovery. Even you can recover your Facebook account without an email address. Though it is good to have it for safety reasons.
But that should be your temporary phone number not personal. I hope you are getting my point. Don’t trust anyone but yourself. Now that for any reason you wanna remove your phone number from your Facebook account. I will show you the step-by-step guide to do that. Also, I will show you the procedure for how to delete your mobile number from FB using the Facebook app and desktop version.
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How to Remove Your Phone Number from Facebook
Facebook lets you add a phone number to sign in to your account or use it to reset your password. But if you have added an email address instead and wanna remove your phone number from your Facebook account. You can do it easily and there is no rocket science required to do so. Due to any privacy reasons (concerns) or whatever, follow the below procedure to delete or remove your phone number from your Facebook account:
On Facebook app
Open the Facebook app, tap Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings. Now tap Account Center > Personal Details > Contact Info > Select your phone number > Tap the Delete number option.
Using Facebook on a PC or laptop
In your Facebook account go to Settings. Click Accounts Center in the left side menu. Now click Personal Details > Contact Info > Select your phone number. Tap the Delete number option. You will be asked to confirm the action. Simply do that and that is it. You have successfully removed your phone number from your Facebook account.
Remove Phone Number From Facebook on Your iPhone
You can easily remove your phone number from Facebook on your iPhone. There are a few steps you need to follow to do so:
Open the Facebook app on your iPhone. Tap the Menu icon at the bottom right. Select Settings & Privacy then Settings. Tap Accounts Center, then tap Personal Details. Now tap Contact info then select the phone number you want to remove, then tap the Delete Phone Number option.
Remove primary phone number from Facebook
You can also remove your primary phone number from Facebook. Here is how to do it: Open the Facebook app and go to Settings & Privacy then Settings. Tap Accounts Center then Personal Details. Now tap Contact Info > Select your phone number > Finally, tap the Delete Phone Number option.
Note: Make sure to set an email address to primary contact then tap the phone number you wanna remove. You will see the Remove option under the listed phone number. Tap to remove it and you are good to go.
However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. If you are unable to remove your primary phone number from your Facebook account. Then that is the only contact information Facebook has. You should add a valid and or active phone number and set that to primacy contact to remove the one you want to.
Similarly with an email address. If there is only one email listed on your Facebook and you wanna remove it. You cannot, because, you should add a valid phone number or another active email address, set that email address to privacy contact, and after that, you can go ahead the remove the one you like.
Read also: Remove contacts from Messenger.
Why can’t I remove my phone number from Facebook?
You cannot remove your phone number from your Facebook account. Because that is set to your primary contact info Facebook has. If you wanna remove it, you will need to add a valid email address, Facebook will send a code to verify it, once done. Simply set the email address to your primary contact. Then click the phone number and now will see the Remove option under it.
Moreover, if you wanna delete your mobile number just because you wanna delete your Facebook account. Then don’t, simply deactivate or delete your account, and all your Facebook information will be destroyed from their servers automatically. However, it is my suggestion to download your information from Facebook before deleting or deactivating your account. We have a complete post on that, you can find it on this blog. What else do you need, let us know in the comments section below.