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How to Find Facebook Account By Phone Number: Lookup By Phone

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To find a Facebook account by phone number, the best way is to save the phone number on the phone contact and upload the contact with the Facebook app. This will instantly give you the names of the people you are on Facebook. 

You can even find someone using his/her name. However, if you don’t have his name then take help from an application name: “TrueCaller”.

Try using a third-party-tool, named: Orbityly. Just enter the number you want to find and the tool will give you all possible information to you, including his name and profile.

How to Find Facebook Account By Phone Number:

Let’s discuss all the possible methods to find someone’s Facebook via phone number.

Following is the list of the methods to do so:

1. Using Orbitly Tool

Third-party tools are the best loopholes in all situations. They are free to use, safe to add details, easy to use, and give fruitful output. Similarly, for searching for someone on Facebook using his or her phone number, there is a tool called “Orbitly”. 

For better understanding, follow the steps given below:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome or any web browser on your device. 

Step 2: Tap on the search field and search for the official website of “Orbitly”.


Step 3: On the first interface of the website, you will get the space to enter the phone number and lookup for the profile.

Step 4: Enter the phone number and click on > “Lookup for Profile”.

Lookup for Profile

Let the site load the results. Once the result appears on the screen, find the targeted person.

2. Directly Search for Person

On Facebook, you would have searched for a friend or a relative by putting his or her username in the search field.

Similarly, for finding someone through a phone number, you have to put the targeted person’s phone number in the search field. The search result will show you the names of the related and nearly related people. From the result list, find and click on your person’s username.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

For more clear understanding, follow the steps:

Step 1: Open your > “Facebook” app on a mobile device or PC and login into your account.

Step 2: On entering your account, you will see a “Search” field with a search icon, on the top of the first page. 

Click Search Icon

Step 3: Tap on the ‘Search’ icon, and enter the number of the person you wish to find. Let it load the result. 

search by phone number

Step 4: Now from the appeared search result, find the one you are looking for and tap on his or her username. 

Tap on Username

Step 5: This is how you can directly search for a person with his phone number, without saving the contact in your mobile device.

Remember, if the person has turned OFF the option to be able to find via phone number o his account, then, you cannot find him/her through this method. You need to opt for another method. 

3. Find his Name & Search

To find someone on Facebook, the surest shot method is to search the person by his/her name. If you know the person’s name then, you have already won the half-battle. Type the name of the person and from the result with the help of a profile picture and the name of the city, find your targeted profile and open it.

However, if you do not know the name of the person, first you have to find his/her name and do the same procedure. Now to find someone’s real name through the phone number you can use “TrueCaller”.


Basically, TrueCaller is an application that has the feature of Caller Identification. At present, TrueCaller has billions of users, which means, every third person has installed the application on their device.

The main motive of TrueCaller is to identify the identity (name) of an unknown number. Also, you have a feature to enter a phone number to find someone’s identity and name.


Hence, use TrueCaller to find someone’s name and then, go to Facebook and search for the person with his name. 


This method will work in all circumstances as you have all the necessary information needed to find someone through his phone number or name.

4. Upload Contacts on Facebook App

Saving the phone number and then syncing it with the Facebook app is also a successful method to find someone. Facebook offers the flexibility to its users to upload (add) their phone contacts to the Facebook app, to find their near-dear ones more easily. 

Let’s learn to upload phone contacts on the Facebook app on iPhone:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app and log in.

Step 2: After logging in, click on the “Profile Picture” icon on the top right and go to the “Settings & Privacy” tab.

Step 3: Click on “Settings”.

Click on “Settings”

Step 4: On the “settings” page, select > “Personal Information”.

Select Personal Information

Step 5: Now under the “Personal Information” tab, select “Upload Contact”.

Upload Contact
Turn ON upload contacts

Step 6: Turn ON upload contacts and tap on > “Get Started”. 

Tap on Get Started

Wait a while till it imports the contact and then refreshes the upload contact’s page.

Step 7: Scroll the list and find that person’s username on the contact list.

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