How to remove your phone number from Google Search

There is a lot of personal information of countless users on the internet that can be accessed by anyone by simple Google Search. This data includes email addresses, physical addresses and phone numbers. This obviously raises privacy concerns and increases the possibility of online harassment, criminal abuse and so on. Google now allows users to put in a request to move such sensitive information from Google Search results.

Notably, this will not erase their information from the internet completely. According to Google, “It’s important to remember that removing content from Google Search won’t remove it from the internet, which is why you may wish to contact the hosting site directly, if you’re comfortable doing so.”

How to remove your phone number from Google Search

  1. Go to the Google websearch support page
  2. Search for “remove select personally identifiable info” and tap on this option from the drop down.
  3. You will be directed to a new page, scroll down and select “Start removal request”
  4. You will then see the required form where you can tap on the pencil icon and select the “Remove information you see in Google Search” option for “What do you want to do?”
  5. For other the question “The information I want removed is:”, select “In Google’s search results and on a website”
  6. Now click on “yes” or “no” for “Have you contacted the site’s website owner?”
  7. Under the “I want to remove” category, select “Personal info, like ID numbers and private documents”, then “Contact information, like addresses, phone number or email address”. You will then see a form.
  8. Fill in the required information and upload screenshots to make your case.
  9. Once done, tap on “Submit”

And that is it! You now need to just sit back and wait for confirmation from Google that the said information has been removed from Google Search results.

Faqs

– Use an online removal tool from specific search engines or locations that may have your information.
– Search for websites that currently display your information and ask them to remove it.
– Use a paid service to remove your information, and keep it removed.

To begin the removal process, visit the topic’s support page, scroll halfway down, and click the blue Start removal request button. You will initially be asked whether you have reached out to the owners of the website. It is not necessary to do this, so you can just tap No, I prefer not to.3 days ago

– Use an online removal tool from specific search engines or locations that may have your information.
– Search for websites that currently display your information and ask them to remove it.
– Use a paid service to remove your information, and keep it removed.

– Go to the Phone section of your Google Account.
– Next to your number, select Delete. Remove number.
– Go to the Recovery phone section of your Google Account and re-add your number.
– To keep using your number in other Google services, go to those services and re-add it.

Conclusion

Google now allows users to put in a request to move such sensitive information from Google Search results. Notably, this will not erase their information from the internet completely. According to Google, “It’s important to remember that removing content from Google Search won’t remove it from the internet