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How to Fix “Please enter valid phone number” Error on Twitter

Last Updated: December 17, 2021

In this guide, we’ll demonstrate a few ways to fix the “please enter a valid phone number” error on Twitter. 
How to Fix “Please enter valid phone number” Error on Twitter
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Are you trying to make a new account on Twitter? You might be facing an error that keeps telling you “Please enter a valid phone number.” 

You might have rechecked your phone number a few times, and are 100% sure that you are entering the right number, but Twitter still shows the same error. 

Unfortunately, getting this error may be stopping you from creating an account on Twitter.

An invalid phone number means that you will not be able to receive a verification message from Twitter, which means you can’t prove your identity. 

Even if you are entering a valid phone number, you may still be getting the same error. 

Fortunately, there are a few ways to bypass this error and continue making a Twitter account.

In this guide, we’ll demonstrate a few ways to fix the “please enter a valid phone number” error on Twitter. 

The Easy Method

If you are looking for a quick fix to the error, then you can choose our easy method. Instead of using your phone number, you can use your email to sign up for Twitter. 

Step 1: Open Twitter

To begin, you may be instructed to download the Twitter app for your mobile device.

If you are using a laptop or computer, then Twitter for Web also works perfectly. 

Step 2: Create an Account

Click on the “Sign Up” button to create a new account on Twitter. Here, you would be prompted to enter a phone number.

If it shows the invalid phone number error, then you can use your email instead. 

create a new account on Twitter

Step 3: Click on “Use Email Instead”

Tap the ‘Use email address instead” button, and you will be prompted to enter a valid email address.

Notice that the “Phone Number” field will now become “Email Address.”

Remember to use a functional email address since you will need to access the verification code sent to this address. 

Step 4: Enter Remaining Details

Enter your name and date of birth in the given fields and click on “Next” to move to the verification process.

Twitter will present their Terms of Service and Privacy Policy that you must agree to.

By clicking on the ‘Sign Up’ button, you are agreeing to the Twitter Terms of Service. 

enter Remaining Details on Twitter

Step 5: Check Email

Once you have clicked on “Sign Up,” an automated email with a 6-digit verification code will be sent to your email address.

If you can’t find an email from Twitter, check your spam and junk folders as well. 

If you are still unable to find the email, you can click on “Resend Code” to receive a new one.

Once you find the email, copy and paste the 6-digit verification code to your Twitter account. 

Check Email

Now that your email is verified, you can continue making a Twitter account.

One of the first things that you need to set is a password.

Then, you will be prompted to upload a profile picture, add a bio to your account, and choose a username.

You can either complete these steps right away or click on “Skip for Now.”

Alternate Methods That You Can Try 

There are a few alternative solutions that can prove to be highly useful too. 

Use a Different Number

Another way to fix the “invalid phone number” error on Twitter is to try a different phone number.

Sometimes, your primary phone number may be experiencing some backend troubleshooting problems.

If you have an alternate number available, then you can try entering that number to check if it works. 

Try a New Device

If your IP address keeps rotating, chances are that Twitter thinks you are a bot.

In this case, it may be a good idea to try a new device or a new internet connection (switch from Wi-Fi to Cellular Data or vice versa). 

Use Twitter for Web

It is common for applications to crash due to glitches. Alternatively, you can try creating an account through Twitter for Web from your smartphone or laptop. 

Why Do I See This Error?

Seeing the “Please enter a valid phone number” error can be irritating. However, Twitter only says that your number is valid if they cannot trace it back to a service provider.

If Twitter can’t find your number, they would not be able to send you a verification code. 

If you don’t have a valid phone number, you can still create a Twitter account with your email.

Simply tap on the “Use Email Instead” option on the main signup page and enter your valid email address.

Instead of your phone, the 6-digit verification code will now be sent to your registered email address.

Written by Jason Wise

Hi! I’m Jason. I tend to gravitate towards business and technology topics, with a deep interest in social media, privacy and crypto. I enjoy testing and reviewing products, so you’ll see a lot of that by me here on EarthWeb.