Gmail account recovery

Did you happen to forget your password or email address, or are you unable to receive verification codes? We understand how frustrating this can be. But it’s not as unsolvable as it may seem..


Email password recovery

Forgetting your password is a very common issue, did you know that some people change their passwords once every two weeks because they forget them?

Resetting your Gmail password is very simple. You just need to head to the Gmail Account recovery page, enter your email address, and then you must enter your last known password.

In case you do not remember your last password, you don’t need to worry! You can click on the option to reset “Another way”, which will pull up a different method of verification. It will ask you to confirm through your mobile device, in order to verify that it is you who is trying to log in.

If you cannot verify using this method, you can click “I don’t have my phone”, and it will then send a verification code to your backup email, which you stated in your settings. If that is also not an option for you, you may click on “Try another way” which will pull up your security questions.


Email address recovery

It’s not quite as difficult as it sounds to forget your email address. How many people actually look at their email address? Some do, but many don’t, so after years of use you might forget some details, like the number in your email name or the order of your name and surname, or the nickname used. Nonetheless, recovering your email isn’t impossible.

First, you head to the Gmail Account recovery page and you click “Forgot email?”. Then you must either enter your phone number or backup email, which you stated in your email’s settings.

Unfortunately, these are the only known methods of recovering access to your email account. But you can try contacting Google themselves, and perhaps they may have a different method of verification if these fail.


How to avoid such things in the future

To avoid such unpleasant situations in the future, you should consider using a password keychain or writing down your information in a secure place.

There are some situations, though, that you cannot expect to happen, for example, if your password gets cracked.

Password crackers usually search for basic password combinations such as LoveMySon123 and GREATPASSWORD. These attackers will easily crack or even just guess these kinds of passwords.

You can read our create a strong password post, to see if your password is weak and what you can do to make it stronger.