It seems to us to be a silly idea when we require a phone number to recover your Gmail account. It might sound like violating our privacy. But as per the Google norms, the requirement of a phone number helps to ensure more safety to our account. In this article, we will be reading about the various safety norms and initiatives taken by Google to keep our accounts safe and sound. You will also learn more about the query: how to fix Google could not verify this account belongs to you?