Ways to Recover Forgotten Gmail ID Password

Google mail or Gmail is the one most popular free Email service in the World. It is the popular because of its features and security, Due to this we first prefer to use Gmail over other Email Providers. But sometimes it happens that we forget the Gmail or Google account password and then you need to recover Gmail Password.

Gmail provides many options to recover forgotten Password and one most easier recovery option is Phone number recovery. What will you do if you don’t have the phone number or mobile number? So here I’m sharing 8 ways with them you can reset easily Gmail or Google account password.

Recover Forgotten Gmail ID Password

If you ‘re one from them who has forgotten their Gmail or Google account password and want to recover then use the following ways:

  • First, you will need to go on main Gmail Sign-in page.
  • On the Gmail Sign in page enter your Gmail ID in the Email or phone box and click on “NEXT” button.


  • On the next page, you’ll need to click on the Forgot password? option.


  • Now you have following ways to recover forgotten Gmail password:

#1 Last Password:

As you click on the “Forgot Password” option link, The Last Password is option appears first. If you remember the Last Password then Enter it here and click on Next.


If you do not remember it then Try a different question or ‘Try another way to sign in’ option.

#2 Google Authenticator:

If you have enabled 2-Step verification on Google account using Google Authenticator then this option will appear. So just open your Google Authenticator app and enter the 6-digit code and click on Next button.


If 2-Step verification has not been activated using Google Authentication app then this option will not appear. In case you can’t use Google Authenticator to unlock your account, Click on the Try a different question.

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#3 Mobile number verification:

This is a most usable option, And you’ll need to enter your Phone number or Mobile number, after entering when you click on the Send text message button, A verification code will be sent to your registered mobile number, with which you can simply recover your Gmail password.


If you can’t use registered mobile number due to any reason. Click to Try a different question (‘Try another way to sign in’).

#4 Using Backup code:

The Backup Code option will only appear if you have set up 2-Step verification using Voice or text message (SMS) service. When you activate 2-step verification using Voice or text message service, Gmail provides 10 Backup codes.

These backup codes help when you can’t use second verification methods such as Google Authenticator, Google Prompt, and Voice or text message. To use backup code enter the 8-digit code and click on Next button.


If this option doesn’t work then Try a different question again.

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#5 Security Question:

Security Question is very old and less secure method of account protection. When you create Google account or Gmail ID, a security question is compulsory to add as a password recovery option. So if you have remembered correct answer of the asked question then Gmail Password can be easily recovered.


In the situation you can’t answer the asked question, again Try a different question.

#6 Confirming Phone which you provided in your Security Settings:

It is another phone number which you had added it into Security Settings as a Backup phone. If you have added another phone number then try it to reset Gmail Password. Or Try a different question.


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#7 using Google Account creation date:

Do you remember the month and year for creating a Google Account? If yes then this option will definitely help you.


#8 Email Verification:

This is another very old and secure password recovery option. When you create Gmail account then it asks to enter “Your current Email Address“. So if you have entered another Email ID for the Password Recovery then it can be used for resetting your Gmail Password. When you enter correct recovery email ID in the box and click Next, A Password reset code will be sent to your Secondary Email. So this code can be used for the Gmail account Password Recovery.


Note: To recover forgotten Gmail or Google account password, you’ll need to verify more than one question and you have currently total 8 options and they are adding many new ways. From them sometimes 2-3 options need to verify then only Gmail ID Password can be recovered.

More Tips:

Try to answer all questions as possible

As you can see you have many options to recover google account, it is required try not to skip questions. If you skip 1 or more question it is certain the account will not be recovered. So you should try to give best guess before hitting ‘Try a different question’ or ‘Try another way to sign in’ option link.

If possible try to use a same device & location

When you’re try to recover your account be sure use a same device in which you have previously logged in. And also use the same browser that you regularly used in previous days, if possible try these steps at the same location such as home or office, so you will have more chances of recovery of google account.

Most common mistake when entering password

Many times it comes to see that, even though you remember the password, you are entering the password incorrectly. These mistakes are typos related, to fix this you will have to pay attention to uppercase and lowercase letters.

Enter an email for recovery

In case you’re asked to enter an email address, here enter one that you have submitted to your account, such as:

  • (1) A Recovery email address, (2) An alternate email address, (3) A contact email address.

After reading these helpful tips, you can understand that after the signup of google account, you should fill all the required information, if multiple options are available for recovery than you have more chances to get back your account easy and fast.

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I'm Pramod Yadav, the person who owns and leads PCMobitech. I really love technology, and I know a lot about the digital world. This passion pushes me to create interesting content. I mainly write about Windows, Android, iOS, VPNs, and keeping things secure online. I make helpful articles, guides, and share tips & tricks to help you understand and use these things better.

20 thoughts on “Ways to Recover Forgotten Gmail ID Password”

  1. please sir i lost my mobile phone but now i have gotten a new mobile phone, and my problem now is that i dont remember my password and i didn’t on GOOGLE AUTHENTICATOR ON
    And i have followed your step of using Gmail to login and after those step it stop on.
    (Answer as many questions as you can
    Use a device where you’ve signed in before
    Choose a familiar Wi-Fi network, such as at home or work)

  2. sir please help to generate my gmail passward my phone lost and my regisgterd mobno was issue to another person and iam trying to generate my passward its not opening try another way the how to resert passward kindly help

  3. Hello sir,
    I m forget password and also 8 digit code.When i m trying to use verification code with the help of mobile no. and recovery gmail account then didn’t get access my account. And i m forget time and year when i create gmail account.so plz help me what should i do now ??????

  4. Hi
    I have my yahoo account attached to FB but I hv forgot my password and no other recovery options available…can I login yahoo via FB without having password or recovery phone number or email id…pls help

  5. Sir,i have accidently reset my device i forgot my gmail id password it was enable 2 step verifiacation on it.using mobile number verifiaction i get verifiaction code but i also fogot my backup gmail id.what to do now?
    My Gmail has got 2 step verification 8 digit code which we do not know you fix my gmail

    • Hello Vikas have u got any solution regarding your gmail id because i also done the same.
      I set 2 step verification i also lot my password i tried so many time but anything will help.
      Please, if u got any solution please also tell me there are lots of important things.

  6. I not like backup system I have my ID with contact number then otherwise ur google not support me my forget password search me

  7. Sir,i have accidently reset my device i forgot my gmail id password it was enable 2 step verifiacation on it.using mobile number verifiaction i get verifiaction code but i also fogot my backup gmail id.what to do now?

  8. Brother My Gmail has got 2 step verification 8 digit code which we do not know you fix my gmail

  9. Dear sir, nothing to do here to trust google later because my research related all file and documents with this email. i put my 2 verification with phone number. i forget my password being a human but nothing

    how to resolve the issue of forgetting gmail account android phone user passwords with associated with data and usual information

    kindly help me to get my account

  10. .Please help me to recover my account of gmail , by this time a don’t have access , the phone number that introducing is loosen , this is the only manner to sign in the loosen account . I didn’t remember the password , and haven’t mind head remind me the year that created the gmail , try this way to the other form but I can’t. Thanks you .


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