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How To Reset Your Facebook Password

If you no longer remember your password, Facebook offers a variety of ways to reset it. However, the options available to you will depend upon your security preferences.

How to Reset Your Facebook Password via Email Address or Phone Number

To reset your password if you're not logged in to Facebook, go to Facebook home page and under the password field click on Forgotten account? and type the email address or phone number associated with your Facebook account.

On the Reset Your Password page, choose whether you want to reset it via phone number or email address. There is also an option to reset it if you no longer have access to both of them.

If you have access to your email address or phone number, you will be able to receive a code to reset your Facebook password by selecting Send code via email or Send code via SMS and then by clicking Continue.

The code will be sent via your selected method and a new window will appear to enter the security code. Enter it and click Continue.

Finally, choose a new password, click Continue, and follow the remaining instructions to save the changes.

What to Do if You No Longer Have Access to Your Email Address and Phone Number

If you no longer have access to your Facebook email address or phone number, on the Reset Your Password page choose No longer have access to these and you will be automatically redirected to Find Your Account page.

Enter your phone number, email address or username to find your account. You will see a list with accounts matching to your profile. Select This Is My Account next to yours and follow the instructions to reset your password.

Note: You might need to warn your friends that you are recovering your Facebook account, so you’ll be able to choose your trusted contacts so they could approve that it’s really your profile.

Using Gmail Account

If your Google email address is linked to your Facebook profile, you can immediately regain access to it and skip the confirmation code process. Just choose the option Use my Gmail account on the Reset Your Password page and log into it.

In the new tab type your new password and click Continue.

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Thank you. I will try again. But I did try that, as I know my phone number,email address, but then it comes up, your account 1964 or something, and says there is no account by that name. It really feels like it just doesnt want me to leave, and wont let me, lol? I dont know, but thank you
Outstanding website! Clear, simple, easy to understand language and a plethora of computer topics will aid any user in need of some help. Facebook can be confusing and confounding at times and turning to CCM has afforded me my ONLY comfort during a frustrating log-in, password re-set ordeal. As an elderly user I highly recommend CCM. Thanks Folks!