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Google is pretty good with providing its users with the ways to recover their data, Gmail password recovery is a breeze if you provided enough security information during account registration. The first thing you want to try is go to Google’s Account Recovery page. Choose the “I don’t know my password” option and enter your Gmail address, click on Continue.
If you have linked a phone number to your Gmail account, you can request a verification code sent in a text message or you can answer security questions under “Verify your identity” menu option.
When you have forgotten your email address and haven’t set up any recovery information such as a phone number or security questions, you may still be able to find your username in case you have recently used your email account in web browser. Search your web browser history for Inbox or Gmail to see if it reveals your address.
In case you don’t have access to your recovery email, phone, or other option you may still be able to recover Gmail password by manually verifying your identity. First thing you need to do is visit the Google Account Recovery page. There enter your email address and click “Continue”. Click “I don’t know” option for the password and choose the “Verify your identity” option, which is a really small link under all other available options.
If you want to recover your Google account password through SMS message, you need to enable it in your Google account. Here is how to do that.
Sign into your Google account settings page and head to the security tab.
Under the ‘Recovery & alerts’ section, click on the ‘Add a phone number’ link.
This will ask you to log-in again with your Google account. Once logged in, click the ‘Add phone’ button.
Now, select your country from the drop-down list and type your mobile phone number.
Scroll down the page and click on the ‘Save’ button.
If you forgot your password or lost the access of your Google account, you can regain the access by recovering your password though SMS message. Here is how to do that.
Click this link and click the ‘I don’t know my password’ radio button. This expands the option and asks for the email address of your Google account. Put the email address and click the ‘Continue’ button.
The next step is the captcha verification step to verify whether you are a human or not. Verify yourself as a human by entering the characters displayed at the picture.
Now, Google asks you to type the last password you remember. Type it and press the ‘Continue’ button.
Select the option which you prefer to receive the verification code and click ‘Continue’.
Google will send a verification code at the phone number that you added earlier. Put the verification code and click the ‘Continue’ button again.
The password recovery page appears. Type a new password twice and regain the access of your Google account.
You could also recover the password by using the secondary email address or answering the security questions. But, this recovery process is more comfortable and faster than the other options.
So, all you need to recover the forgotten password of your Google account is any one from the password recovery options (secondary email address, security questions, mobile numbers etc.) which you set when creating the account. But, in many cases people just can remember only their Google address and forget about all other things. This happens due to inactivity for a long time.
In such a case, their is no guarantee that you will get back your account but Google has some options for you so that they can identify you as the owner of that account. Here is the method.
Simply, go through the same method of password recovery in Google. When it asks you to put the mobile number or secondary email address, simply, click the “Try a different way” link.
After that, follow the onscreen instruction and submit a request to Google. If the data you gave matches with the account and Google can verify you as the owner of the account then Google will send you the necessary suggestions at your current contact email address. That’s it!