Gmail, one of the earliest Google services, remains the foundation of Google’s online existence. For top user experience and security, Gmail has several different ways to confirm your identity and recover/reset your password. Luckily, here is a tutor tutorial laid out. Follow it step-by-step and you will recover/reset your password soon.
The password recovery process is easy to work with: just click the forgot password link on the Gmail sign-in page. You’ll then be shown a new page requiring you to type in the last password you can recall. If you can remember the correct password and you have a backup system set up, you’ll then be asked to continue in a variety of ways. If you cannot remember any of them, click “try a different question.”
The next option will be sending a code to a recovery email. Suppose a secondary recovery email is available for you, this e-mail address has been there since you had created your Gmail account in the first place. This option will send you a link to your secondary email account (non-Gmail works too), with a 6-digit code. Entered this code, you will get the permit to set up a new password and regain access to your account. Newer accounts may also have a phone number backup option,see below.
If it doesn’t work like I said, you don’t have access to the account that you originally designated as a backup. You can click try a different question to change another question. Now there is an older, less secure method of account protection. You can answer security questions you should be able to answer at least one like “what’s your mother’s maiden name”.
At this point, create a new password and confirm it. Now you have access to your account again. Here is a primer on how to choose a new password that’s both secure and memorable.
How to Secure Your Gmail and Google Account
After you’ve set up a new password, Google will notice you to ensure the security settings associated with your Gmail account (and your greater Google account in general). We highly recommend adding a phone number and a current backup email, if you are already have these associated with your account. They’ll allow easy recovery through a 6-digit pin delivered by email or text message.
Though Gmail formerly supported security questions, it no longer allows you to add any new ones, only delete access to old ones. This is a measure put in place because security questions kind of suck at providing actual security. Your old one will still work as long as you don’t manually remove it on this page.
Once you’re into your Gmail account proper, head to the Google account Settings page by clicking your profile image (it’s just the first letter of your first name if you haven’t set one) in the upper-right corner, then “My Account.”
On this page, click Signing in to Google. Here you can check your recovery email, phone number again, see from what locations which devices last accessed your account. If anything looks out of control with the latter, someone may be trying to access your account for nefarious purposes.