The loss of access to the Google or Gmail account could be extremely frustrating and a miserable experience. Recovering your account and all its data, emails, and private information can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t need to be if you know where to begin. If you’re locked out of your Google account, here’s what you need to know to get back into it.
Google offers a variety of options to consider to get yourself blocked from your account because you forgot your password or someone has gained access to your account and altered the password. Sometimes they can work.
Recovery by Email or Phone Number
Google allows you to add a recovery email and phone number that will be associated with an email account. You can use another person’s email address or even an email address from another service provider. Users will be able to access their recovery methods and security questions from the Security section of their Google accounts. Keep a note of these details because they will be needed when you attempt to recover your account.
- Go to google.com Sign in Page
- Write your email address and click next
- Click the button next to “Forgot password?”
- Google will show ” Enter the last password that you remember using with this Google Account ” – if you remember try using the old password .
- If you don’t know the old password click Try another way
- An email with verification code will be sent by google to the recovery email address you provided before .
- If you click again the Try another way verification code will be sent to your phone number .
- Wait until you receive a confirmation code via text message or email.
Recover passwords from Google Chrome
Find saved passwords on Chrome
- Open Google Chrome and go to Settings > Advanced > Passwords and Forms > Manage passwords.
- You can click on the symbol at the top right of the Saved Passwords list and select ‘Details’ to view the details of any saved passwords.
- You will then be able to see the password for that site.