Forgot my Gmail password, how to reset it?

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Let’s say that I forgot or lost my Gmail password, what can I do then to recover my password and regain access to my account?

Follow along below if you want to reset your Gmail password.

Related: Do you just want to change your existing Gmail password? Here’s how to modify it >

 1  Need help?

Go to www.gmail.com and when you’re in the login screen, but you don’t know your password, click on “Need help?”

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 2  I don’t know my password > Email address

Indicate the option I don’t know my password and type in the Gmail address you forgot your password from. Then choose Continue.

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 3  Any password you remember?

If you know one of your last passwords, type it in. We suppose in this demo that we forgot everything so we choose I don’t know.

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 4  Recovery methods

Now we see the first recovery methods displayed:

  • A text message to your mobile phone with a verification code
  • A Google bot that automatically calls you with a verification code
  • Don’t have your mobile phone? Click Continue and Google will propose to send a mail to your recovery email address > We choose this option in the demo.

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 5  Mail from Google Password Assistance

You will receive an email from the Google Password Assistance department. You need to click on the link you receive in the email.

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 6  Reset your password

Type the new password that you want 2 times. Click on Change password then. (Choose a password that you haven’t previously used with this account).

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 ✓  Result

You are automatically logged in again. You have now reset your password and recovered your account.

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