10 Solutions to Find Old Phone Numbers [iPhone & Android Phone]

How to Find Old Phone Numbers on iPhone & Android Phone

If you want to find your old phone numbers on your iPhone or Android phone, then, read and follow this post to make it without effort.

Tom Boyer Last Updated: Mar. 30, 2020

Q: How can I find my old cell phone numbers? I forgot about it completely. My credit account asked me to share my phone number for verification, but it only has my old phone numbers on file. What can I do? Can anybody help me? Thanks a lot.

Some time ago, you may have changed your phone number for some reason. But, you know, almost everything in our lives is tied up with cell phone Numbers, like Facebook account, Twitter account, email account, credit card, etc. To be honest, you may not have changed all the places connected with your old phone number to the current phone number because there are some services you just can’t remember.

What Is My Old Phone Number?

What Is My Old Phone Number?

It is really troublesome when you need your old phone number but can’t remember it. You may wonder what the hell is my old number? How can I find it out? Don’t panic, this article offers you 6 useful methods to help you search the old phone numbers. Let’s check them one by one.

How to Find Old Phone Numbers

1. Check Your Old Phone Bills

You can check your old phone bills to find out your old phone numbers. Phone bills should be sent by Message or Email, so, go to check the old messages or old emails is a direct yet useful way to find out the old phone number.

2. Check Your Old Tax Records

Some people might have used the phone number for business purposes, so you can check out your old tax records to see if it recorded your phone number.

3. Check Your Online Shopping Address

There is no doubt that you always shopping online, so, the old shopping address must keep your old phone numbers. As long as you didn’t delete these addresses, you can find your old phone number.

4. Scan All the Old Emails

Most of the larger email companies like Google and Yahoo keep your sent mail on their servers for up to 3 or 4 years. You may have emailed your cell phone number to someone before. So, check out all the email services you have used, not only the regular ones.

5. Power Up Your Old Phones

Power up your old iPhone or Android phone if you have one, then check the Contact app to see if you have saved your own phone numbers.

6. Check Your Membership Info

Check your local gym’s other membership services’ info. If you signed up for a contract with kinds of services during the same time period as you owned your previous cell phone, you probably used that phone number when you signed the contract.

7. Check Your Credit Report or Bank Info

Checking your credit report is another way to find your old phone numbers because your previous addresses and phone numbers are often listed in the “Identity” section of your credit report. Also, when you used to get a new card at the bank, you might fill out the application with your previous phone number, so, check out all your bank Info may be helpful.

8. Find the Old SIM Card

The previous old SIM card that you moved to a new phone had the old number on it. If you didn’t throw it away, as long as you can find it, you’ll be able to get the number off that.

Find Old Phone Numbers - Tip 8

Find Old Phone Numbers – Tip 8

9. Ask Your Friends or Families

Your old phone numbers may still be saved on other people’s contact lists. So, checking with friends and families is also a good idea. Ask your friends or family. Especially your families, they probably have every phone number you’ve ever used written in an ancient address book.

10. Extract from Backup

If you have old iTunes or iCloud backup that contains the contacts of your old phone number, then you can have a try to extract a contact list from the backup. But you can’t make it with iTunes itself, you need the best backup extractor.

The Bottom Line

In a nutshell, you can check out all the solutions mentioned above to search and find your old phone numbers. Do let us any other solution if you have any. If you feel this post is helpful, welcome to share with more people.

Tom Boyer

A writer for iMobie, has been covering iOS, Mac and Android related How-to Articles / Apps Reviews for 3+ years. Like sharing something about data recovering knowledge and apps.