How To Recover Your Gmail Password

May 2017

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Forgetting the password to your Gmail account can be a huge inconvenience, especially when your Gmail account is at the center of many of your online activities, as is the case with most Gmail users. However, just because it's a pain, that doesn't mean that it has to be the end of the world.

In fact, recovering your Gmail password is fairly easy and to-the-point. If you have forgotten your password and can no longer access your Gmail account, here are a few quick steps to get your account back.

Google Account Recovery

Go to Google's Account Recovery page and enter your account. Then, click Continue:

If you've previously linked a phone number to your account, you can use it to retrieve a verification code by SMS, or you can click on Verify your identity and answer to the security questions.

N.B. If you have not accessed your account for 9 months or more, Gmail may have considered your account as abandoned and may have deleted it from the server. In this case, account recovery is no longer possible.

Image: © Google.


Published by deri58. Latest update on May 25, 2017 at 03:05 PM by Crashounette.
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