As one of the earliest services, Gmail remains one of the core products from Google. Gmail strengthens Google’s online presence today.
Gmail has evolved so much so that other email providers can’t keep up with Gmail anymore. That is why Gmail holds the top spot when it comes to the number of users for any email service provider. Managing such a significant user base is not an easy task, but Google and team are at it with sheer will determination. They continuously find ways to improve the security of the email, which is why it has become an essential part of our lives.
So, when people forget their email password, it’s like you are nothing without it. That’s not bad, and everyone has a moment in their life when they can’t seem to remember everything correctly. But, you’ll want to recover your Gmail account as soon as possible.
Fortunately, Gmail has a recovery procedure that will help in accessing your account back again. You can contact the Gmail customer service team and ask about the process to recover the account. And we’ve also created a guide for the people like to reset the Gmail password. Follow these steps carefully, and you’ll be good to go with your recovery process.
Let’s get started.
Gmail’s Recovery Process
Gmail has a few different ways to confirm the real identity of the account holder and recover the password. And Gmail has explained the steps in beautiful within their password recovery helper.
To start the recovery process for Gmail password, you need to:
- Open Gmail Sign-in page and then click on the ‘Forgot Password’ link.
- Now, you need to enter your email address or username in the box and then click on the ‘Continue’ button.
- The recovery manager will ask you to provide the last password you remember for your account.
- If you guessed the right password, you’d be asked to continue in various ways.
- However, if you can’t remember the password, you need to click on ‘Try different Question’ link.
- The next option is to send a verification code to your recovery email address which you have set up earlier in the account. An email will be sent your secondary account (not mandatory to be Gmail) containing the six-digit password that will be used to create the new password for your account.
- Open your secondary email and check for the recovery email from Google. If you can’t see the email in the Inbox, check the spam folder or go back to the recovery page and click on the send again link.
- Get code and enter it into the verification box on the Gmail recovery page.
- Enter the new password want for your account and hit enter.
- Apart from the secondary, you have other options as well to recover the Gmail password. Those options include your recovery mobile number or a backup question like ‘Mother’s maiden name’ etc. You need to answer at least of these questions to reset the password for your account.
If you follow these steps carefully, you’ll be able to reset the password for your Gmail account successfully. If you aren’t able to create a password for your account, you can get Google support by phone.
Securing The Account
After you’ve recovered your account, Google may ask to check the security settings of your account. It recommends that you add a phone number and a backup email address in your account to make it safer if you haven’t already. Having these options available will be easier for the next time when you forget your password.
You can also change the account settings by going in the ‘Settings page’ when you are at your Gmail inbox. You need to click on your profile photo and then tap on the ‘My Account’ button. You can check the Sign-in and security section from the settings page where you can change all the security settings for that account. If anything looks out of order, rectify the problems, and you’re good to go.
There are other things on that page such as ‘Two Factor Authentication’ to explore on that page to tighten the security of your Gmail account.