How To Recover Your Gmail Password

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Forgetting the password to your Gmail account can be a huge inconvenience, especially when your account is at the center of many of your online activities. However, it is possible to recover your password.

Recovering your Gmail password is fairly easy and straightforward. If you have forgotten your password and can no longer access your Gmail account, here are a few quick steps to get it back.


N.B. This topic is covered in further detail in the article on recovering your Gmail account.

Gmail Account Recovery

Go to Google's Account Recovery page, enter your account information, and click Next:


If you've previously linked a phone number to your account, you can use it to retrieve a verification code by SMS. Otherwise, you can click Verify your identity. If you do not know the information, click Try a different question.


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

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