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How to Recover Gmail Account | Google Account Recovery

Did you forgot gmail account password? Or Have your gmail account been compromised i.e hacked? Or the worst case i.e. you forgot your gmail username? Or you’re getting some kind of weird error message when you’re trying to login gmail like Temporary Error(502), Account Lockdown (unusual activity), certificate error, etc? Well, you have come to the right place for help but wait, we don’t want to take your precious time explaining all the recovery steps which may or may not be applicable to you. To ease gmail account recovery, the gmail team has made a useful interactive troubleshooting guide which on the basis of your gmail sign in problem type, takes you to the right approach to your gmail account recovery. Using the suggestive gmail recovery tool, you can easily recover your gmail account in unfortunate cases and troubles. Given below is How To:

  • Just go to this page here.
  • Chose the type of problem you’re facing. It’ll then show you your next move.
  • Follow the instructions as mentioned. If you succeed, hurray! Otherwise proceed with the gmail recovery tool.
  • You’ll be able to recover your account. If you’re still not able to, just comment us here and we’ll try to help you in every way possible or you may contact gmail support.

Prevention is better than cure. Follow safe practices when you sign in gmail. If you gmail account is in good standing, make sure you’ve set up recovery options properly in your account i.e. alternate email address and phone number and security questions.

How to setup or change recovery options in gmail

  • Go to this page here. Log into it using your gmail account usernames and pasword details.
  • Under Mobile phone, Add a personal phone number. You’ll have to verify your phone number. TO verify it, gmail will send you a code as sms onto your mobile number. You’ll have to enter the same on the page there. If you lost your password in future, your password will be sent as sms to this phone number which you enter here.
  • Under recovery email address – Add another email address (not the same as your gmail account address).
  • Review your security questions at the bottom, check and memorize the answers or edit them if required. These security questions are asked when you try to recover your gmail in unfortunate cases.

If you’re more cautious and concerned about your gmail account security, you can enable 2-step verification. With this enabled, whenever you try to login gmail, you’ll receive a code via sms or voice call (whichever you prefer), you’ll have to enter that code as well beside your account username and pass. So, this adds additional security as even if somebody hacks your gmail password, he won’t be able to get your phone for the verification sms received during sign-in attempt. Unless you really need this feature given below, don’t enable this because sometimes this may result in lockdown of your account if not done properly.

How to enable to 2-step verification in Gmail .

  • Just head to this page here.
  • Sign in using your acc details.
  • Understand how it works. Proceed. Add your phone number. Select your country.
  • Verify your number with the codes received on your number.
  • Turn the settings on. Done!
  • There is also a smartphone application called Google Authenticator for this security feature. By installing that app on your android phone, blackberry or iPhone, you’ll able to generate verification code each time you try to login without any internet connection or mobile network availability or sms. Downloading of this app is recommended. Install it. Then link your account with it and select the criteria of code generation method i.e. time based, etc.

These were the preventive measures to make yourself safe from gmail account hacking. Keep reading our blog for more security tips and online safety.


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This Post Has 59 Comments

  1. always useful for me..
    and others.. i am reminded

  2. hi i have tried for 2 days to get my old gmail account,i got a new phone from sprint and i was told that i could get into my gmail account and retreat my contacted. this experence have not been great. i didnt want to create a new account, i am up in age dont need all this difference account.Is it easy to get the password to the old account. please i need help

  3. I cant remember my password and my number is nit the same to recover account

  4. I have forgotten my pass word and can not access Google for games and to make my phonebook I can’t even put a phone number in my phone new phone please help me.

    1. Did you follow the recovery steps listed on the link in the given article above? be more specific about how you tried to recover..

    2. I cannot get into my g mail account. I cannot remember my password, or my user name.

  5. Having trouble with my account telling me wrong username n password..

    1. Did you follow the recovery steps?

  6. Cant get into my exiting gmail. Can you please help me. I need my gmail back bad. Thank you.

  7. I am trying to recovery my password and the user name that match I have try all the names and password that I have and nothing matches I was rob for my cell phone and truck at Gun point. All my information I need is at google account.

  8. hi.. my gmail was ha cked and i cant recovery it i already try to recover it via recovery form like 50 times and still the same.. and already speak to recovery team 6 times .. im sure my account is misused because i saw my gmail was log in from philipines.. and im from malaysia.. its so stupid that gmail recovery team cant detect it.. thats why im sure..

  9. Need help with my Gmail password

    1. could you be more specific as how you tried to solve your issue, if something didn’t work?

      1. I’ve been locked out of my account or it has been h a c k ed no password that I have now or before works and none of the codes that I get from Google either because I now have another device nothing has worked so far how do I get back into my account?

  10. I had to reset my phone BC it was shutting off and on and now I got to redo my Google account but it won’t let me sign in

  11. My google account password was changed,but not by me,I had two step verification bot that failed also,because they also changed my Yahoo password,then to top it off my phone was disconnected,therefore I couldn’t access 2 step verification.I have managed to find files pertaining my email thus verifying my identity,since I can’t sneer the recovery questions to their satisfaction
    ,they need to change those stupid questions,I don’t email.they could at least give you the opinion to choose what programs you use on google.If given the chance to speak on my behalf ,I could bring my files in proving my identity.But this is what I concerned about they are hacking my network connection,so it does no good to change the password,They use fake window pages error code shut down my internet connection I have an 189 page print out of events and UP address going in and out of my computer.Well enough said if you know of anyone I can trust to give my proof to please email me .But I will only give them in person I don’t sending them on line. THANK YOU. E.DOWDY

    1. same issuw with me,please help us guys!thank in advance..

  12. I need my email recovered

  13. I forgot my password and I am not recieving the OTP message. What is the way to get a voice OTP for password reset.

  14. I have a new phone and keep having trouble resetting the phone I made a new gmail acct. It took the new Email address but it wants my previously synced google acct. and what ever iI try it keeps telling me the same thing.My phone is stuck at this and will not let me use it.I must of hit a wrong key on the 1st Set up and I am stuckand can go no futher, please help me.

  15. My lap top keeps putting a V in my address and will only take the Y in a Capital letter.

  16. goggle is some bull shit they ask yu for all this information and still make it unable to get into your account the website just redirts you to another site which is morbull shit

  17. I could not recover my gmail account. But, I know my username and password. I tried so many time through which steps the gmail provide to follow. But, I could not remember the answer for the security questions. Please, help me. I need my account.

  18. i dont know my password and cant use form good enough to get it unloked i got id and phone if you can change number on account

  19. I can not get in my e mail

  20. I can’t get into my old gmail account I can’t even use my recovery email or the phone number that’s on my account I don’t have that number anymore and someone else change my recovery email password to plus help me

  21. Hi, I’ve done all the steps and everything i could, i look at YouTube and every other big cites and could not find what i need, mine problem is my account has been stolen by someone and they change my recovery email and the phone number as well, please help me if you can, Thank You

  22. My son forgot his password for his email. His recovery info is not the same. how can i get into his account to make the necessary changes? This has been going on for 4 days

  23. I activated my phone in august and the it was deactivated and now I reactivated it and I cant get in to it because I forgot the password to the goggle account to the phone. I cant receive the code to open the phone via text because of the gmail account.Can you help?

  24. I have been trying for 3 years now to get into my google account. Someone has stole my phone right after i changed my password and i cant for the life of me remember what i could have changed it to. I of course by now have a different number, so the whole text message code ordeal is out of qs eestion. I have tried to submit every date i can think of without actually going through and trying every month and every year. PLEASE HELP! i had this email for years and it has all my old pictures and emails// past times on it. I called them and they said they have no access to the account dates or any other way to help me.

  25. i forgot my password and i cant remember my frequent flyer number nor the date i opened the account

  26. I like some of the others here,dropped my old phone to many times and it wouldn’t come back on this time,so i got a new phone and tried to transfer only to get two different messages,when i first tried it said the user name was already being used,the next around the 29th i started getting a message saying that they couldn’t verify that the account belonged to me. when i first began trying i noticed an unusual email that was linked to a hot mail account but haven’t seen it anymore. when ever i try to recover it keeps asking me for a number that i no longer have.This is becoming very frustrating, a friend told me that my account is still there,so i’m left with the question what is the problem why cant i access my account nor my gmail?


  28. Sir someone hacked my g mail he idk what he did nd my phone got reset nd after it i seen that my password was changed and i gone to forgot password but its says that code will send to ********12 this number my my numbers last digit is 57 not that hacker hacked my clash of clans acc also please help me!!

  29. I have moved and my jphone number has changed and now I can’t get into my email account. It keeps saying they can’t verify my account is mine.

  30. I have moved and my phone number has changed from 2048487467 to 2049950496. Science then I can’t get into my gmail account. It keeps saying they can’t verify its my account. Please help!

  31. The security number they use to claim its so secure is a absolutely a nightmare.
    If you loose your phone, they boffer no other way to get into your account,
    If phone is lost and never recovered, althouh I contacted the bus service and Cricket. Most likely when i can replace the phone I will most likely have to get a new phone number.
    Rendering my account useless. My contacts i cannot retreive. And google offers no other way to get back in.
    Then important contacts I or you need to contact is rendered uselesss.
    You cannot even send the reset code to another phone.
    This leaves you no other option but to clog up Goog;les space with redundant email accounts that have no use.
    THis needs to be changed.
    Since I cannot enter another e-mail account, because it wont let me.
    I thik ill go to hotmail, Theyre probab;y better.
    Very pissed off

    1. I agree! I can’t get into mine and google is no help!

  32. guys pls help me by providing any steps on how I can retrieve my gmail account,i forgot the password and the phone number that I set up for 2 verification code was inactive already..pls help!thanks

  33. Someone has stolen my google account..Help

  34. I fotget my password , I lost my num and I last my Recovery email also….
    What can i Do know ????
    Is there anyone to solve this !
    I’ll give u a rerward if u give an proper solution!!!

  35. I can’t fully my emails and I have lost all my contacts

  36. Google sucks! There should be another way to recover your account and password!

  37. I changed phones, and phone numbers. I am not very phone savvy. So I allowed a friend set up my new phone. She changed my Gmail username, and my password. Being a dumbass, I factory reset my phone. Hoping to be able to recover my account and data.
    Since I didn’t initially set up the phone and account. I apparently tried to reset my account with a wrong username, and password. Now I have a phone that I can’t get into. Because I don’t have the correct account information. And the friend that set it up for me is gone to hell.
    Please, please,help me…

  38. Get a check code on my phone

  39. hi i seem to be locked out of my gmails and cant get bk in

  40. OK so my account was hi jacked. I go all the way through recovery to a code by email, different account. I get told can buy verify its you.. More than one account dues this.

  41. I can’t get into my account please help

  42. Hello. I have been trying to get into my old Gmail account since my old instagram account is linked to it. I forgot the password though. I recently got a new tablet and a new Gmail account, but I would still like to recover my old Gmail account. I went to the account recovery link and did everything, but when it asked for an email so they could contact me later I pit my new one, since I can’t access my old one. They sent me the code and I put it in correctly, but then it popped up and said that they couldn’t verify that the old account was mine. How am I supposed to verify that its mine if I can’t access it?

  43. I got a replacement phone on Tuesday. I went through all the steps and retrieved all my contacts, apps, music and photos. This was on Tuesday night. My SIM card was not registered with the new phone, so I had to go into the store and have them register it. After a series of calibrating or whatever, I was able to make calls and use my phone, but ALL OF MY PHOTOS, which were backed up on google were gone, EXCEPT the ones that were taken over the weekend.

    I know that my photos were backed up on google because the rep in the store had made sure before all this took place. But now I can’t find them. Please help.

  44. M google account is not working its locked and this comment comes up on my phone says an unauthorized attempt has been made to reset my device to factory settings

  45. I can not get into my old gmail account I nolonger have the phone I had before or computer were I open the account


  47. I forgot my password. I have my recovery email and phone but google says they still cannot verify its my account. I am trying to figure out the date I opened the account but so far it must not be correct. Any ideas?

  48. Account recovery
    This helps show that this account really belongs to you
    When did you create this Google Account?

    I dont know the month year created….What to do now?

  49. Please provide access & reinstall my two long standing Gmail accounts. They have been removed by google, possibly because they have been hacked into but am not aware of this. I have good passwords but am unable to sign in, google facility having
    been removed. This also occurred on a recent occasion a few weeks ago & you reinstated the accounts then.
    I believe also you have experienced configuration issues where windows could not automatically detect this networks proxy settings. Please resolve the issues, to provide the Gmail service I expect.
    Regards Ken

  50. Fantastic for services to good and committed google users

  51. I am not able to sign in on my phone due to I forgot my password.

    1. Forgot password. Awaiting your response

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