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GMAIL PASSWORD RECOVERY

11 year ago, Gmail was running parallel to AOL, Hotmail & Yahoo. Today’s Gmail has become the most popular email service provider. There are billions of users who have their online presence with Gmail.

As per a study, there are 1 billion monthly active users on Google. People use it daily to exchange information. It increases the chance to steal the information from a hacker or some unauthorized user. This article discusses the methods and ways to recover or restore the password of a Google account.

Sometimes it happens that People lost their password. It might happen if their account has been hacked or they forgot the password. At this time most of the people create another account with a new email and password. But what about that person who wants to get back the access of that account.

Did you know when you forgot your Gmail password, Gmail still store your password and recovery details in their database? Due to that people can restore their account easily. If you forgot your Gmail password there is still a chance to recover your lost Gmail password. Google provides many ways to recover lost password such as recovery email, recovery phone and month and year of Gmail account creation.

Most of the people account hacked due to security reason. 50% people don’t know about the security feature of Gmail which will be a major issue in the future. Google design their layers of security to protect your information. There are many ways to protect your information such as 2 step verification, authentication code, backup, code etc. As Google knows that people can forget their login details that’s why they provide a variety of option to verify the user.

Changing of password scenarios depend on the issues. Issues such as if your account has been hacked by someone, you forgot your password and trouble in sign in etc.

How to recover or reset Gmail password.

You Forgot Your Password.

Google or Gmail has many ways to confirm anybody’s identity. Here are listing some ways to recover your lost password.

 

  • Enter the last password you remember and click Next.Enter the last password you remember
  • If you forgot your last password then click Try another way.
  • Now you will Get a verification code on your phone.Click on Try another way
  1. Via callGoogle is calling
  2. Via SMS6-digit verification code
  • If you have not associated your phone with your account then click I don’t have my phone
  • Now you will Get a verification code on your associated email.secondary email address for Gmail account recovery
  • If you have not associated email then click Try another way.
  • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.Enter the month and year when you created the Gmail account
  • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.We need some time to review your request

At this point, you can create a new password and confirm it also. Now you have access to your account again with login details.

You Forgot Your Username You Use To Sign In.

  • Open google account recovery page.
  • Without entering anything in the Username and Password fields, click on Forgot Password.
  • You will be directed to a page where you have to enter your email, phone number or username.
  • If you linked a phone number or email to your Gmail account, you can request a verification code sent in a text message or on your email. you can also enter the month and year of your google account creation.
  • If you forgot your email address or phone number and don’t remember month and year, you may still be able to find your username by putting any other email to contact with Gmail support.
  • You’ll see a list of usernames that match.

Through these steps, you can reset your username and password also.

If you don’t see your username

  • Try other phone numbers or recovery email addresses you might have used.
  • There might have been a typing mistake in your username when you created your account.

You Remember Your Username And Password, But You Can’t Sign In.

Username or password is wrong, invalid, or unrecognized

You have to make sure:

  • There is no typing error occur in your username or password.
  • You have entered your full email address.
  • Caps lock is off.
  • Refresh your browser and try to sign in again.
  • If you’re still getting the error message, Recover Gmail password by following some steps:
      • Navigate password recovery page or click on forgot the password.
      • Type your Gmail address and click Next.
      • Enter the last password you remember and click Next.
      • If you forgot your last password then click Try another way.
      • Now you will Get a verification code on your phone
    • Via call
    • Via SMS
      • If you have not associated your phone with your account then click I don’t have my phone
      • Now you will Get a verification code on your associated email.
      • If you have not associated email then click Try another way.
      • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
      • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
      • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.
  • Now Reset your password. Select a strong password which you never used before with this account.

Note:Check your spam folder If you did not receive an email.

When You can’t sign in with a device or app.
For sign in to google account by a device or apps, you have to enter an app password if you had set up 2 step verification feature with your account.
You have to create different app password for each device or apps you used for your Gmail account.

If you facing problem in using an App Password on your phone:

  1. Open your phone’s browser, go to this link DisplayUnlockCaptcha .
  2. Enter your username and password, then enter the captcha.
  3. Now return back to the app you’re trying to access and enter your App Password.

You Think Someone Else Is Using Your Account Or Your Account Has Been Hacked.

If you notice some unfamiliar activity in your account then may be your account has been hacked or used by someone else without your permission. You can get back your account by using these below steps and make it more secure after recovery.

Step 1: Get back into your account

If you are not able to sign in then follow these steps to get back your account. You have to answer some questions on the account recovery page.

  1. Open google account recovery or click on forgot password.
  2. Select forgot email.
  3. Select “I don’t have a phone”
  4. It will redirect you to another link.
  5. Now you have to answer some questions which you have set up at time of creating your account.
  6. If you provide satisfactory answers to google then you can reset your password again.

Use this page for account recovery if:

  • Someone changed your account details, such as your recovery phone number or email
  • Someone deleted your account
  • You are not able to sign in for another reason.

Step 2: Help secure your account

If you get back your account or recover Gmail password properly then secure your account by following these steps.

  1. Open the Google Account page.Open the Google Account page.
  2. Now Click on Sign-in & security.Sign-in & security
  3. Add recovery phone and email to get back your account easily.Add recovery phone no. and email
  4. Turn on 2-Step Verification to make your account more secure.Turn on 2-Step Verification
  5. Check your filters and forwarding setting. Make sure you never used any forwarded email address that you don’t have access.

When you Forgot The Email Address that You Use To Sign In

To find your Google account email, you have to follow these below-given steps. You’ll need to know:

  • Phone number or recovery email of the account.
  • Full name on your account

Follow the steps to identify your account.

  • Go to Account Recovery Page.
  • Click on Forgot Email.
  • Enter a phone number and then enter the code sent to that phone.
  • If you don’t have access to phone then entered a recovery email address.
  • Enter the code received on your email.
  • You’ll see a list of usernames or email that match.
  • If you don’t see then Try another way to get back your account such as month and year of your google account creation and use another email to contact with Google.

Recover A Recently Deleted Google Account

You will be able to recover your deleted account within two days of deletion. If you want to recover your account after two days then you can’t access it. When you recover Gmail password properly then you can sign in as usual to all Google services. You have to Follow these steps to recover your account.

  • Open the Google recovery page.
  • Enter the email address that you deleted and click Next.
  • Enter the password of your email address. and click Next.
  • Click Continue when prompted. You will be redirected to the Account Creation Page.
  • Review your account information like old email address here, your phone number and your recovery email address.
  • Click Submit.
  • Enter a phone number at which you can receive a text message and click Continue.
  • Retrieve your verification code.
  • Enter the verification code and click Verify
  • Open your Gmail account.

When your account gets back. Set a strong password that you never used.

You Forgot Your Mobile Number And Password.

If you don’t remember your phone no. and password and want to get back your account you can use these steps to recover your account:

  • Go to the password recovery page or click on forgot password.
  • Type your Gmail address and click Next.
  • Enter the last password you remember and click Next.
  • If you forgot your last password then click Try another way.
  • Now you will Get a verification code on your associated email.
  1. Open your email inbox to get the verification code
  2. Enter the verification code
  3. Enter the new password.
  • You can also Try another way.
  • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
  • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.

Recover Gmail Password With Old Password

If you forgot your current password and remember your old password then you can recover your account with the old password also. Just follow these steps to log in your account easily.

  • Go to Password Recovery Page or click on Forgot Password.
  • Type your Gmail address and click Next.
  • Enter the old password you remember click Next.
  • Now you will get a verification code on your email.
  1. Open your email inbox and check the verification code
  2. Enter the verification code
  3. Enter the new password.
  • If you have not associated email then click Try another way.
  • you will Get a verification code on your phone via text message or call.
  1. Open your message inbox and check the verification code
  2. Enter the verification code
  3. Enter the new password.
  • If you have not associated phone then click Try another way.
  • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
  • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.

Someone Guessed Your Password And Change It

You can follow these steps to retrieve your account or password.

  1. Go to Google Account Recovery page or Click on Forgot password.
  2. You will be directed to a page where you have to enter your email, phone number or username.
  3. If you linked a phone number or email to your Gmail account, you can request a verification code sent in a text message or on your email. you can use month and year when you created the Gmail account.
  4. If you forgot your email address or phone number and do not remember month and year, you may still be able to find your account by putting any other email to contact with Gmail support.

Reset your password by entering a new password and confirm it.

You Didn’t Get Password Verification Code.

When you send a verification to your phone and didn’t receive it then check your service plan and mobile device support text message delivery. Delivery speed depends on location so it may vary to a different location. If your text message delivery is slow then try to use phone call option.

You Can’t Reset Your Password With A Code

If you forgot your password and can’t recover your account with verification code then use these below-given steps to get back your account:

  • Navigate Password Recovery Page.
  • Type your Gmail address and click Next.
  • Enter the last password you remember and click Next.
  • If you forgot your last password then click Try another way.
  • Now you will Get a verification code via phone or via email
  1. If you didn’t get password verification code then go to next step.
  • Click Try another way.
  • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
  • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.

Reset Your Password Without Old Password

When you forgot your current and old both password then you can recover your account by verification code and answering questions. So let’s follow the steps to get back any Gmail account without an old and current password.

  1. Open Google Account Recovery page or
  2. Without entering anything in the Username and Password fields, click on Forgot password
  3. You will be directed to a page where you have to enter your email or phone number.
  4. If you do not remember your last password then click Try another way.
  5. When you linked a phone number or email to your Gmail account, you can request a verification code sent in a text message or on your email. you can use month and year when you created the Gmail account.
  6. If you forgot your email address or phone number and do not remember month and year, you may still be able to find your account by putting any other email to contact with Gmail support.

When You Forgot Your Recovery Gmail.

If you forgot your recovery email address then you recover back your account by following these below-given steps:

  • Go to the Password Recovery Page.
  • Type your Gmail address and click Next.
  • Enter the last password you remember and click Next.
  • If you do not remember your last password then click Try another way.
  • Now you will Get a verification code on your associated email.
  1. If you forgot your recovery Gmail go to next step.
  • Click Try another way.
  • Now you will Get a verification code on your phone
  1. Via call
  2. Via SMS
  • If you have not associated your phone with your account then click I don’t have my phone
  • Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
  • If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  • Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.

Recover A Gmail Account If You Forgot Your Username, Password, Email, And Phone Number Connected To That Account?

If you forgot all your recovery and login details then you can recover Gmail password by answering questions and use another email to contact with Gmail. SO just follow these steps to get back your Gmail account.

  1. Navigate password recovery page.
  2. Type your Gmail address and click Next.
  3. Enter the last password you remember and click Next.
  4. If you forgot your last password, username, email, recovery email and phone no. then click Try another way.
  5. Now Enter the month and year in the text field when you created the Gmail account.
  6. If you forgot month and year then again click Try another way.
  7. Now enter another email on which you want to contact with Gmail.

Tips to complete account recovery steps

If you are unable to sign in then you can follow these tips to get back your account. Keep in mind these tips may increase your chances to recover your account.
Answer as many questions as possible

Do not skip any questions. Try to guess that question if you don’t know the correct answer.

Use a familiar device & location

  • Use a device that you always use to log in.
  • You have to use the same browser that you generally use to log in.
  • Try to be in a location where you generally login your account.

Exact match passwords & answers to security questions

  • Always enter exact match password. Avoid typo error and uppercase and lowercase letter mistakes.
  • If Google asks for the last password then the most recent password you remember. If you do not remember and then make the best guess.
  • When Google asks security questions try to answer all the questions. If you don’t remember any answer then try to best guess.

Find out when you created your account

These are many ways you can remind your month and year when you created your Google account.

  • Login your email and search a welcome message from Gmail in your inbox. If you did not find then you can check a verification email that you send to another account at the time of account creation.
  • Try to remember your life event like graduating. It may be a chance that you created your Gmail for that event.

If you did not remember then try to best guess.

Enter an email connected to your account

When Google asked you to enter an email then there must be different types of email are:

  • A recovery email which you used to get back your account.
  • An alternate email address which is used to sign in.
  • A contact email address through which you can contact google to recover your account.

Reasons to any account have been compromised

There are many reasons to hack or compromised your account. If you notice any of this suspicious activity in your account it means your account has been hacked or used by someone without your permission.

  • Unfamiliar Gmail activity & spam
  • Unauthorized payment activity
  • Unfamiliar Google Play activity
  • Unknown YouTube activity
  • Unusual account activity & notifications
  • Unfamiliar apps
  • Unfamiliar Blogger activity

Secure an account that has suspicious activity

If you think that your account has been compromised or used by someone then you can follow these steps to secure your account.

Step 1: Help secure your account

  1. Go to Security Checkup and follow the instructions to secure your account.
  2. If you think your account is compromised or used by someone else then change your password on a priority basis for:
  • Your Gmail Account
  • On all of these apps where you use the same password of your Gmail account.
  • Apps and sites where you sign in with your Gmail account.
  • Apps and sites where you save the passwords which are same as Gmail account.

Step 2: You can Use more security steps

  • Secure your apps and devices
  • Secure other Google products you use
  • Contact your bank or government
  • Remove harmful software
  • Install a more secure browser

How to Set Up 2-Step Verification for Gmail?

2 step verification is another layer of security which protects your account from unauthorised login or access. Every time you want to log in your account with another device this feature sends a verification code to your phone. And when you enter the code you can access your Google account.

  • Go to  2-Step Verification page and click Get Started.Open 2-Step Verification page
  • Log in to your Google account.enter your password
  • Enter your mobile phone number and Choose Text message or Phone call to receive the verification code. Click Next.Enter phone number for code
  • Enter the verification code and click Next.Enter the code
  • Click Turn On to enable 2-Step Verification.Turn on 2-Step Verification