Forgot your Google password? Learn ways to recover a Google or Gmail account Fast

November 6, 2023 | By Arnab Ghosh
Google password

If you use a Google and Gmail account and get into password mismatch hassles that can be troublesome. Do not worry as Google offers multiple options to recover Gmail account easily. We have listed some handy methods in this regard. Using the below listed methods you can attain Google account recovery. We have also listed account safeguarding methods.

How to recover a Google account when you forget password

You can use numerous methods to recover your Google account through an Android mobile phone, a PC and more. 

Recover your Google account through a web browser

This will work when you have a Google account set up properly on your Android device.

  • Browse and type in your Gmail address.
  • Click on Forgot password option.
  • The follow prompts on screen.
  • Select the option Yes, it’s me.
  • You will be redirected to a new password creation page.

Recover Google account when you do not have the account on the Android device

You can opt for Google password recovery even when the Google account is not set up properly on the Android device.

  • Browse and type in your Gmail address.
  • Select Try another way option.
  • You will have to type in your old password.
  • If the typed password is correct, log in will be done.
  • Else, follow these steps.
  • Click next, and you will get a Google Verification Code on the recovery email address.
  • Now, type in the verification code.
  • You will be redirected to a new password creation page.

How to recover my Google account when you forget the password

Recovering your Google Account is easy when you use an Android device. Follow the below steps to get Google account recovery password.

  • Open System Settings.
  • Click on Google and select Manage your Google Account.
  • Select Security> How you sign in to Google section.( Password box)
  • Click the Forgot password button.
  • Type in your screen lock> Continue.
  • You will get a prompt for lock screen method or fingerprint confirmation.
  • Then you will get to the Google account recovery page.

How to recover your Google account when you forget the email ID

When you forget your Gmail address, it is possible to recover the account.

  • Browse and click on the label Forgot email?
  • You will be prompted to enter recovery email or your phone number.
  • Enter the valid details.
  • The next page will prompt you to enter your name.
  • After that, you will regain access to your Gmail accounts. 

Ensure you do not lose Google account access

Google offers some preventive measures for users to ensure they always have some means to access their accounts.

Setup a recovery Email address

  • Browse and select the Personal info tab.
  • Select the Contact info section.
  • Now, select your email ID.
  • Choose Add recovery email and enter the recovery email id in the next page.
  • Type in the current account’s password for email id confirmation.
  • The E-mail address entered will receive a verification code.
  • Type it in the box Verify your recovery email.

Setup a recovery phone number

  • Browse and select the Personal info tab.
  • Click on Personal info section.
  • Select the Contact info section and pick the Phone box.
  • Enter the Google account password next and click Add now on the Phone number page.
  • Click on Next and the Get code button.
  • The phone will receive a verification code.
  • Enter the code in the displayed box.
  • You are done adding a recovery phone number.

Update your recovery info regularly

Ensure you update your account recovery data from time to time. This makes account recovery easy. You may add more recovery E-mail addresses to the account, as it is. 

Use a password manager app

Smart users resort to using password managers to safeguard their Gmail accounts. This keeps your Google and other passwords secure. Some handy apps are- Enpass, 1Password, LastPass and Bitwarden.

Backup your account through Google Takeout

You may use Google Takeout and then you can download Google account data easily. The data is downloaded in secure compressed formats like ZIP or TGZ. 

Share :


How can I recover my Google account when I can’t remember my email ID or password?

Sadly, you have to know either the password or the email address. If you forget both, there is no way to retrieve the Google account.

Can I retrieve data from my Google account?

To retrieve data from your Google account, you will need full access to it. Then use Google Takeout to retrieve the Google services data you want.