How to recover your Gmail password?

If you are using a complicated password or rarely log in to your Gmail account, you may forget your Gmail password. It's easier to reset your password if you can access your phone or backup options, otherwise, it can sometimes take 3 to business days to complete the account recovery process. This article shows you how to recover your Gmail password.

How to recover a forgotten Gmail password

Step 1: Go to and click Sign In at the top right.

Step 2: Enter your email address or phone number and click Next.

Reset Gmail password 

Step 3: Click Forgot password?.

How to recover your Gmail password

Step 4: Enter the last password that you remember and click Next.

Forgot email password

If you don't remember any, click Try another way. Gmail may ask you some questions to confirm that you are the owner of the account. You will need to enter your answer and click Next or click Try another way until you come across a question that you can answer. Then, follow the on-screen options to reset your password.

Gmail password recovery 

If you provided a secondary email address or a recovery phone number, you might be asked to:

Recover your Gmail password using your phone number

  1. Select either Text or Call.

Recover your Gmail password using a phone number 

  1. Google will send a verification code to your phone number via an SMS text message or a phone call. 
  1. Enter the code into the box and click Next.

 Reset Gmail password using your phone number

  1. Then, enter your new password twice to make sure that you typed it correctly and click Change Password.

 I forgot my Gmail password

You can click I don't have my phone if you don't have access to your phone number. 

Recover your Gmail password using your alternate email address

  1. Enter your recovery email address and click Send.

Recover Gmail password using your alternate email address 

  1. An email with a verification code has been sent to your recovery email address. You will need to open the email sent by Google for the code, enter it into the box, and click Next.

I forgot my Gmail email password 

  1. Enter your new password twice and click Change Password.

If all of those above methods don't work, you will be asked to briefly tell us why you can’t access your account. Enter a reason and click Submit. Google will contact you after 3 to 5 business days.

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