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Removing my phone number from the gmail accounts I no longer control

Discussion in 'Google' started by sarahk, Jul 22, 2019.

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    At a past job we needed to do some log in & app testing so we created a number of email addresses. The gmail accounts needed a phone number and I used mine. I've left that job and no longer have access to the list of email addresses but would like my phone number removed from them.
    SEMrush
    I expected, within Google's security settings, to see a "your phone number is also used on these accounts..." and to be able to unlink them.

    Has anyone ever done this?
    Know where I need to go?
     
    sarahk, Jul 22, 2019 IP
    SEMrush
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    Abby Jace Banned

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    If you remove your phone number from your gmail then If you forget the password you looses the chance to recover password.
     
    Abby Jace, Sep 25, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Which is kind of the point... I don't want access to those accounts anymore
     
    sarahk, Sep 25, 2019 IP
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    You cannot remove your phone number without logging into the account and removing them.
     
    MoneyMastermind, Sep 25, 2019 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I managed to remember one of the accounts and was able to reset the password and delete the account - one down, 3 or 4 to go...
     
    sarahk, Oct 2, 2019 IP
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    Yes, you need to access that gmail account to remove your phone number.
     
    praetserge, Nov 29, 2019 IP