How To Update Or Remove Phone Number From Kik App 2022 [Updated]

Kik is an instant messaging app, which allows you to send and receive text messages, photos, videos, sketches, GIFs, and many more features are available within the application. You will love it!

You can directly go to your privacy section in your profile to update your phone contact in Kik. You can disable the phone contacts from the ‘+’ icon in the main toolbar and clicking on the Find by phone contacts. Then, disable the feature to remove Kik phone number. 

Kik has a simple user interface. You can easily understand its features and update settings by yourself. I don’t think you need any guidelines to use the Kik app if you use it for a week. Even though some users find it problematic and can’t see where the settings are. Don’t worry! For those users, we are here to help you out with your problem.

Today in this article, we will guide you on how to update or remove a phone number from the Kik app. Changing and removing the phone number from Kik has straightforward steps, follow the steps according to their title mentioned below.

[Note: To update or remove the phone number from the Kik app, you should have access to both your Kik Account and Phone Number.]

How To Sync And Update Kik Phone Number?

Before changing your phone number on Kik, make sure you have added a phone number on your account. While creating a Kik account, you will be asked to insert a phone number. However, without using any phone number, you can’t change the phone number on Kik; you have to add the phone number.

If you are sure that you already have a phone number in your Kik account and due to any reason, you want to change your phone number, then follow the straight forward steps mentioned below.

  1. Open the Kik app on your device.
  2. Now, login to your Kik account .
  3. After you get access to your account, click on the Gear Icon (Settings)  on the top right corner of the home screen.
  4. Now, tap on Privacy.
  5. After that, turn on the Toggle button of Use Phone Contacts.

There you go, you have successfully turned on Use Phone Contacts. But this is not the end. Now you have to update your phone number. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open the Kik app.
  2. Now, from the main chat list, click on the blue and white plus icon(+).
  3. Choose to Find People.
  4. Now, tap on the Find by Phone Contacts.
  5. Now, tap on the three vertical dots in the top right corner.
  6. After that, tap the Disable option. And select I’m Sure to confirm disable.
  7. Now go back and enter the new phone number.
  8. After you change the phone number on Kik, you will see a list of friends using Kik from the phone number you entered.
  9. Finally, you can add your friend from your contact.

There you go, you have successfully turned on Use Phone Contacts and changed your phone number on Kik. Now you won’t see any friends from your old phone number, neither will your friend find you from your old phone number.

How To Update Your Friends About Change Of Phone Number On Kik?

If you are planning to notify your friends of you updating your phone number, then you can turn on Use phone Contacts or inform them manually by going to the chat section and texting them.

But let me confirm that when you add or change your phone number on Kik, you don’t need to update your phone number to Kik friends as your phone number is automatically updated to your friend’s Kik account. When your friend searches for you with your new phone number, they will be able to easily find your Kik account.

So don’t worry about updating your friends about you changing your phone number on Kik. Kik will do it for you but don’t forget to sync and turn on Use phone Contacts. And if friends don’t find your phone number, you can manually text them your new phone number.

How To Remove Phone Number From The Kik?

Do you want to remove your phone number from Kik?  There might be many reasons behind you wanting to remove your phone number from Kik. Either it’s to maintain security or you lost your phone number. For any of those reasons, there are two methods to unlink your phone number. Either you change your phone number and unlink your old phone number, or you can disable your phone number so that no one will be able to find you.

How To Change And Unlink Phone Number On Kik?

If you lost your phone number or you want to replace your old phone number with a new one, then you can follow this method.

  1. Go to the main chat list, click on the plus icon(+).
  2. Now, choose to Find People.
  3. After that, click on the Find by Phone Contacts.
  4. Now, tap on the three vertical dots on the top right corner.
  5. Tap on the Disable option.
  6. And select I’m Sure.
  7. After that, enter a new phone number that you want to add.
  8. After you replace the phone number, your old phone number will be unlinked and will be replaced by the new one.

There you go, you have changed and unlinked your old phone number on Kik. And if you want to remove the phone number to maintain privacy in your account, then you can follow the method mentioned below.

How To Disable Phone Number From Kik?

You cannot remove your phone number from your Kik account, but you can disable the phone number for your friends. The phone number will be unlinked from your friends and they won’t be able to add you and find you using your phone number.

If you want to disable and hide your phone number to maintain privacy, then you can follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open the Kik app.
  2. Go to the main chat list.
  3. Click on the plus icon(+).
  4. Now, tap on Find People.
  5. Now, choose to Find by Phone Contacts.
  6. After that, click on the three vertical dots on the top right corner.
  7. Now, tap the Disable option.
  8. And select I’m Sure to confirm disable.
  9. Again click on the three vertical dots.
  10. Tap on Privacy Options.
  11. Now, uncheck the checkbox “Let Friends Find Me.”
  12. Finally, click on the Done button.

There you go, you have successfully disabled your phone number on Kik. Now your friends won’t be able to see your phone number and won’t be able to find you using your phone number.

So, now you know how to update or unlink your phone number from the Kik app. If not, go through the steps mentioned above once again, I hope you will find it easy.

Tips:

In minor cases, you can just disable your phone number from your Kik account. Only if you lost your phone number, we suggest you remove or change your phone number as you can meet new friends on Kik using your phone number.

How? Go to the link ‘Meet New Friend on Kik.‘ You will find different methods to meet new people on Kik and also to invite or add a friend from the contact list using your phone number.

In Conclusion

Although Kik doesn’t have any inbuilt features to delete your phone number, you can change your phone number when you lose your old phone number. You can also disable your phone number from your account to increase privacy. So these are the two alternatives to make changes in the phone number from your Kik account.

I hope all the methods and their steps are straightforward and easy for you to understand. If you have any queries regarding this article, then you can leave us a comment in our comment section below.

And you can also find many helpful guides on Kik, our official website. Go to the link Kik Tips

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