Steps to recover a forgotten Gmail Password – Detailed Instructions

Forgotten your Gmail Password? Learn how to recover it.

In order to keep your Gmail account safe, it is advised that you should change your Gmail password regularly. But, what if you forgot the new Gmail password after changing the older one? Well, this issue is quite common and faced by a lot of Gmail Users.

Although you have forgotten your Gmail password, Google still knows it. You just need to prove your identity to Google and you will be able to set a new Gmail password for yourself. In this post, we are going to discuss different methods to recover a forgotten Gmail password easily.

How to recover a forgotten Gmail Password?

Fortunately, Google has provided many options for its Gmail users to recover their lost passwords. It is always advisable to add the password recovery options (Phone/ Email) in the Gmail account as it is easier to recover a password if the phone number or secondary email is added to an account. However, there are other options available as well by which you can recover forgotten Gmail Password without password recovery options.

How to recover a forgotten Gmail Password using Recovery phone or Email?

  1. First of all, visit the Gmail Sign in page and enter your Gmail id.
  2. On the next page, click “Forget password”, when prompted to enter the password. 
  3. Now you will be asked to enter the last password you remember. Enter the last password and follow the instructions on the screen and you will be able to reset your password.
  4. If you don’t remember your last password. Click on the “Try another way” button when prompted to enter the last password remembered. 
  5. Click on “Text” or “Call” as per your preference of receiving the verification code.
  6. Enter the verification code that you will receive on your phone number or email id.
  7. Finally, create a new password for yourself.

Note: In case you have activated 2-Step verification in your Google Account then you can also use Google Authenticator App or back up code to recover your account back.

How to recover a forgotten Gmail Password without using Recovery Phone or Email?

In case you haven’t added the recovery phone or email to your account then you may recover the Gmail password using the following methods.

Recover a forgotten Gmail Password using Security Questions

  1. Visit the google sign in page and enter the Gmail id.
  2. Click the “Forget Password” link.
  3. Click on “Try another way” button, unless you get the Answer security Question page.
  4. Enter your answer to the security question that you have added while creating the Gmail account.
  5. Google will allow you to create a new password if your answer is correct. However, you may be asked some more questions in order to verify your identity.

Note: This method is applicable only if you have added a security question to your Gmail account.

Recover a forgotten Gmail Password using Google Account Creation date

  1. Click on “forget password” link after entering the email address on Gmail sign in page.
  2. Click “Try another way” when you asked about any other password recovery option such last password, security question etc.
  3. Keep clicking “Try another way” unless you asked about the month and year in which you have created the Gmail account.
  4. Enter the month and year as per the best of your knowledge.
  5. Keep following the instructions on the screen that will appear after you enter the month and year of Gmail account creation.
  6. Now, Google will investigate your case and let you create the new Gmail password only after verifying your identity.

Note: There are some other questions as well, that Google can ask to verify your identity such as your frequent locations etc.

 Points to Remember

  • Usually, Google doesn’t allow the users to create a new password in case of answering only one Question. You need to enter at least two-three questions correctly in order to prove your identity.
  • Google always investigate properly before giving you the access to create a new passport. Generally, it takes around 3 to 5 days for Google to investigate. In the meantime, you can contact Gmail support to know the present status of your account.

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