When you sign up for a Tinder account on your mobile phone, something you will run into is the Tinder Phone Number Verification (also known as the Tinder SMS verification step or Tinder SMS Code step).

Unfortunately, this is a mandatory step that every user will encounter when signing up for a Tinder account. Thankfully, there is a way to skip entering your real number, but enter some other number for it to work instead.

Before, we teach you how, let's first explain what Tinder Phone Number Verification is.

Tinder Phone Number Verification: What is it?

Tinder Phone Number Verification is a security and user sanitation process where they will request your real phone number, in order to send a verification code to it.

The same step works the same in every country and state, whether you are using Tinder from the United States or in England, or Australia.

This process is quite familiar with most Internet users. You will receive a 6 digit SMS code from Tinder (it usually comes from a random phone number). Take that number, and type it back into the app where you left off.

Why is Tinder Phone Number Verification necessary?

As big an annoyance and an inconvenience it is, Tinder Phone Number Verification is actually something that users will actually thank more than hate.

Tinder SMS verification ensures that users on the platform are real people instead of automated Tinder bots. Since these bots have no means to verify a SMS code, they can't sign up for an account, keeping the platform safe and and only used by real human users.

Help! Tt wont send me the Tinder SMS code!

Sometimes, you may find that the Tinder SMS code is not sending. It is a very common issue where you may find Tinder is not sending the SMS verification code.

Reasons why you may not be receiving Tinder code

As frustrating as this is, there could be some reasons why:

  1. The number you are using is not supported
  2. This number is already in use
  3. The number is flagged as suspicious
  4. It's just some temporary network or SMS carrier issues that will go away

In all cases above, there is nothing much you can do, other than to try again. You can wait for 30 secs and Tinder should show an option to re-trigger the Tinder SMS code to your mobile phone.

Can you use Tinder without phone number?

Unfortunately, this is a mandatory step as we explained above.

Preventing automated bots is more important than you think. These bots have been rampant on the site, and run Tinder scams that could potentially rob you of your personal information and money.

Still not receiving Tinder SMS code? Here's a solution.

If you have already already requested the code several times but still not receiving, there is another solution to it.

This step is assuming you already completed everything up to the step of the verification code (meaning you have entered all information including username, password and valid email address). In that case you can use this solution instead of giving up or abandoning the sign up.

Use temporary phone number for Tinder phone number verification

Instead of using your existing phone number, you can actually complete the Tinder verification using a temporary phone number from Phoner - Temporary phone number app.

Just launch Phoner app, pick a phone number of your choice, and type it into Tinder app to receive the verification code to complete the verification code step.

This is how you can complete the Tinder phone number verification with ease. The bonus thing is, the number even works as an actual phone number that you can use to text with other strangers you meet on the site.