Recover Gmail Account using Phone Number & Recovery mail

Recover Gmail Account: We all have Gmail accounts and it is mostly likely, at least once we forget our passwords to this account. This article is a detailed tutorial on how to recover your Gmail accounts using two methods: through phone and through recovery mail id.

Why it is necessary to recover?

Losing a Gmail account could mean lose of data, documents, photos and lots of contacts too. Also, the Gmail account could be linked to various other applications and social network sites hence making it difficult for you use not only your Gmail account but also other sites and applications.

Recover Gmail Account using Phone Number & Recovery mail

Recover Gmail Account
Recover Gmail Account

Before we recover an account it is most essential that we add the phone number and recovery mail ID beforehand so it aids you in this situation. This tutorial can only help you if you have added a recovery phone number or recovery email id that would have been asked of you during the creation of the Gmail account itself.

Adding recovery phone number

All one has to do for adding your recovery phone number is:

  • Sign in to your account
  • Click on my account
  • Click on Add recovery phone option
  • Follow the instructions and verify

Benefits of doing so are many

  • It prevents people from entering into your account without permission
  • Verify your account on lose of account or access to account
  • Sends you alerts and possible threats for security purposes like new login or new device usage
  • The phone number can be kept hidden from other people for safety reasons also

Adding recovery email id

All one has to do for adding your recovery email id is:

  • Sign in to your account
  • Click on my account
  • Click on Add recovery email option, it is most apt if you use an email id you are a frequent user of.
  • Follow the instructions and verify

Benefits of doing so are many

  • It gives you confirmation of the user name once you create an address
  • Password recovery is send to the recovery mail id
  • Alerts about the Gmail account will be send to recovery mail id
  • The mail id need not be publicly displayed, it can be kept hidden

How to RECOVER?

The recovery can be made by very simple steps as given below:

Recovery on Gmail Website

  • If you forget your password to your Gmail account then on the sign in page click on the ‘forgot password’ link on the right corner of sign in page.
  • You will be redirected to another page, your Gmail account id or your phone number will be already present or have been saved on the space given. If this has not been automatically typed, then manually type your Gmail account id or your phone number into the space given.
  • Click on NEXT, and then click FORGOT PASSWORD
  • Gmail will ask you for your previously remembered password, if you do not remember this then click on ‘Try a Different Question’, keep clicking this until you get your question that you can answer for.
  • The next question if it is to recover by phone number, enter your phone number into the space given and click NEXT
  • Gmail will send you a text message on your recovery phone number , providing you with the verification code
  • Enter the verification code and click NEXT
  • If your desired recovery option is through mail, then Gmail with send you a recovery email
  • Log in to your recovery email id and open the mail send by Gmail recovery team.
  • Verify your account and click NEXT
  • Once the verification procedure is done then Gmail will ask you to enter your new password
  • Enter your new password into the space given ( the password must be a strong one with both characters and numbers for security)
  • Reconfirm the password, it must be the same one you entered before
  • Click on CHANGE PASSWORD
  • Gmail will confirm that your password has been changed and click on ‘accept’ or ‘continue’
  • Your new password is set and you can now log into your account

Recovery on Gmail App

The recovery of password is similar on your mobile phones through the app:

  • Open the Gmail app on your smart phones
  • Click on the option on top left corner of the app, represented by three horizontal lines
  • Pull down the account settings depicted by the down arrow
  • Click on add account
  • Various option will be displayed to you, click on Google for recovery of your Gmail account
  • Enter your mail id and follow the steps as mentioned above
  • Agree to the terms and conditions and your good to go.

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