Today, a phone number is an important attribute for any internet user. After all, it is impossible to gain access to the majority of social platforms that require registration without it. Furthermore, in situations where login credentials (username and password) do not work for some reason, a text message with a verification code to verify your identity and restore access will be sent to your mobile phone. But how do you recover your VK account if you have forgotten your phone number? This is a relevant question, which you will find the answer to after reading this article.
How to recover your VK account if you don't remember the phone number: general advice
First, try to find the login credentials in saved forms. For example, if you use the Google Chrome browser, you can find the login and password in the password manager. To do this, open the browser settings and go to the "Autofill" menu (in Yandex Browser, the actions are similar, and even the option has the same name). The option will be indicated there. If successful, even if you have forgotten the VK phone number, you will be able to log in.
If your account is linked to an email address, you can recover access using your email mailbox. In this case, the password reset instructions will be sent to the email address associated with your account.
We also recommend trying all the available SIM cards you currently have, as it is possible that one of the phone numbers you use is linked to your VK account. Additionally, keep in mind that if you have forgotten your VK password, you can only recover your account using the phone number if you have access to the SIM card. Otherwise, you will need to contact your mobile operator to recover the SIM card (or use a more practical option - virtual SMS activation, which will be discussed in the last section of the article).