How To Activate Google Voice : Set up Google Voice on your Android, iPhone or Computer

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How To Activate Google Voice : Set up Google Voice on your Android, iPhone or Computer

Google Voice gives you a phone number for calls, texts, and voicemails. You can use this number to make domestic and international calls from your web browser and mobile devices. If you’re in the US, you can choose your own number.

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In addition to using Google Voice for calls, texts, and voicemails, you can also:

  • Read voicemail transcripts in your inbox and search them like emails.
  • Personalize voicemail greetings.
  • Make international calls at low rates.
  • Get protection from spam calls and messages.
  • Block unwanted callers.
  • Screen calls before you answer.

Google Voice saves and processes your call, text, and voicemail information.

How To Activate Google Voice in Computer

Supported operating systems:

  • Chrome OS
  • macOS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Limited functionality may be available on other platforms

Supported web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari

Sign up for Google Voice & get your number 

Important: Google Voice doesn’t offer 1–800 numbers.

  1. Go to voice.google.com.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account.
  3. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click Continue.
  4. You can search for available numbers by city or area code. If numbers aren’t available in your area, try a nearby city or area code.
  5. Next to the number you want, click Select.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Tip: After setting up Google Voice, you can link another phone number.

Image showing Google Voice on a laptop browser, android phone, and iPhone.

Add a shortcut in App Launcher

If the Google Voice app doesn’t appear in your Google apps in Chrome, you can add it.

  1. Go to voice.google.com.
  2. In the top right, click Google apps Dial.
  3. Under Voice "", click Add a shortcut.

Cost and availability

  • When you call from the US, almost all Google Voice calls to the US and Canada are free.
  • Some calls to specific phone numbers in the US and Canada cost 1 cent per minute (USD).

How To Activate Google Voice in Android

Sign up for Google Voice & get your number

Important: Google Voice doesn’t offer 1–800 numbers.

Make sure that your phone is on and can get texts. To check, we’ll text you a code.

  1. Download the Google Voice app.
  2. Open the Voice app "".
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  and then tap Continue.
  5. To pick your Google Voice number, tap Search.
  • You can search by city or area code. If numbers aren’t available, try a nearby city or area code.
  1. Next to the number you want, tap Select.
  2. Follow the instructions.

After setting up Google Voice, you can link another phone number.

How To Activate Google Voice in iPhone

  1. Download the Voice app.
  2. Open the Voice app "".
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Review the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and then tap Accept.
  5. To pick your Google Voice number, tap Search.
  • You can search by city or area code. If numbers aren’t available in your area, try a nearby city or area code.
  1. Next to the number you want, tap Select.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions.

After setting up Google Voice, you can link another phone number.

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