Forgot Gmail Password: How to Recover your Google Account or Gmail


Forgetting a Gmail password can be one of the most frustrating things as far as online services are concerned.

It’s really a setback especially to online marketers that majorly deal with online marketing.

Whether you are a business-man, a blogger, an affiliate marketer, or a virtual assistant, losing your Gmail password can cause setbacks to your day-to-day online activities.

The Standard Way Of Kick-Starting Your Password Recovery

In Gmail, there are Standards that are kept in place for recovering a forgotten Gmail password.

First, head to the Gmail sign-in page and click on the “Forgot Password” link.

This action will prompt Google to direct you to a new page where you will be given options (in form of questions) to choose from.

Option 1.

One of the options is that Google will need you to input your last password. If this won’t be possible, tap on the “Try a different question” link.

Option 2.

Another option will require your alternative or secondary email address. If this is correctly provided, Google will send you a password recovery reset email which is normally 6-digits in number.

Open this mail and generate your new Gmail password.

Option 3.

Another typical option comes through your mobile number – which is also required by Google.

If the correct mobile number is inputted, Google will send a recovery code to that number. This code is 6-digits in number. It will be used to reset and generate a new password.

Moreso, the Current Gmail account requires additional alternative mobile contact during sign-up.

Other Options

There are other available options for retrieving Gmail password. They include less security-oriented requirements like your mother’s maiden name and other simple questions that you might easily remember.

Once you are through with the recovery process, you will need to create a stronger password.

Tips On How To Create A Strong Password

If you want to create a long, lasting, strong, and secured password, use the combination of words, alphabets, signs, symbols, and numbers. This format is normally approved as “Strong” by the Google security system.

The Aftermaths Of The Recovery Process

Once you are through with setting a strong password, log on to your email account either through their Gmail app or online site.

Confirm both your recovery phone number and email address.

You can also view your Gmail security information at this point because Google will keep you updated on the attempted and successful sign in(s) on your account.


As Android versions are improving gradually, so is also Google’s password recovery process.

Nowadays, recovering your Gmail account password is not as stressful as before (this was caused by long security protocols) due to advancements in operating systems.

This gives users of newer Android version an edge but despite this, older version users can still pull through with the above-given procedures.

Irrespective of whether you are a regular online navigator or an average user of Google services, securing your account is one sure way of protecting your mobile presence.

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