Invalid Phone Number Error on WeChat

Invalid phone number occurs because you try register to the website with different phone numbers which WeChat didn’t accept, free msg service phones and incorrect number formats. If you try to register WeChat one of these several times (Minimum 3 times), you are going to face with this problem if you even enter your correct number format. So you will need to wait for 24 hours to register this service again.

So if you have tried to register to WeChat and if you got invalid phone number error in your 3 register attempts, you will need to wait for another 24 hours to register again.

Incorrect Phone Number Format and Invalid Phone Number

If you have tried to registered to WeChat with incorrect number format, you are going to get invalid phone number error. What is incorrect phone number format for wechat? Let’s look at examples:

00 instead of + before the country code: 001xxxxxxxx : INCORRECT

Entering phone number without country code: 1980000 : INCORRECT

How you should enter your Phone number while registering to WeChat?

It should be like this: +1xxxxxxxxx : CORRECT

That didn’t fix your problem? You need to uninstall for fix invalid phone number error on WeChat:

  • Tap and hold WeChat icon on your device.
  • Tap “Uninstall” on Android or red “x” icon on iPhone.
  • Go to App Store or Play Store.
  • Search for WeChat.
  • Install the application to your phone.

If you reinstall WeChat with the steps above, you are going to fix any files that have problems.

Registering to WeChat with Free SMS Services

You can always try registering WeChat with free sms services, however it may disappoint you. It is highly likely that you won’t able to register this service with these services, because most of messengers services are blocking virtual operator phone numbers. You may get an error like “invalid phone number” as you have tried to register to the website with such phone numbers. However if you manage to get a private (paid) sms service or a new phone number service on internet, you can make this work. If you ever get an “invalid phone number” with a phone service, we recommend you to try another one. However you have three chances, use it wisely.

See Also: How to Sign Up WeChat without Phone Number

Questions and Answers – Invalid Phone Number Error on WeChat

How to Fix Invalid Number for iPhone 7 Plus on WeChat


I am using my current number on WeChat, however the application doesn’t accepting my phone number. The app says it is invalid number, how can I fix that?


Thank you for the question and welcome to our community. You will need to add your country prefix of your phone number to fix this problem.  For example, if you are from Slovakia, you will need to add: +421xxxxxx
However if WeChat is not available in your country, you can still get this problem or if WeChat’s operator hasn’t got any agreement with your GSM operator, you can also get such an error too.

I hope this can help you a little bit. If you think that your phone number is correct at all, you will need to contact WeChat staff directly about this. They are not responding very quick but they are quite helpful about these situations. You can also find more information about how to contact WeChat staff on here: How to Contact WeChat Support.

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5 thoughts on “Invalid Phone Number Error on WeChat

  • September 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Same thing happened to me. I always got invalid phone number format. What should I do?

  • August 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Dear Sir,
    Good day!

    We can not make an account on WECHAT. we face an error ” The Number is Invalid”
    But we Enter our phone number correctly : ***

    We tried from 1 months ago, but we couldn’t registered yet. Please help us to make an account on this number: ***


  • July 27, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Invalid number showing we chat I don’t know why.

    • July 31, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Sometimes, users are facing with this problem. The best solution for this error is reinstalling WeChat.

  • February 10, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Verification code my mobile number.


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