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How to recover a Google account

Losing access to a Google account can leave you out of several benefits, and that is that a Google account allows you to access countless free services such as YouTube, Google Maps, Google Play Store, among others. Generally, the loss of access to a Google account occurs due to forgetting the password or not remembering the email address associated with it, which could be from Gmail as well as from another provider (a Google account). Google can be created with alternative email addresses to Gmail).

Fortunately, if you have previously assigned recovery data such as a phone number and an alternative email address, you can easily recover your Google account by following a few steps that we will show you here at InfoAccounts.

Recover Google account without knowing the email

The first way to recover a Google account is when you do not remember the email address associated with it; With these steps you will not recover the password but you will obtain the email address of your account and later you will be able to recover the password if you do not remember it. Here are the steps to remember the email address linked to your Google account.

  1. Login to https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin to log into Google.
  2. Click on the link ” Have you forgotten your email?
  3. Enter your phone number or your recovery email address. In this case, we will choose the text message recovery method as we have a phone number linked to our account.

    If you no longer have access to the phone number of your account and you had configured a recovery email in advance, you can also enter it in this form and then you must check the inbox of said email address to access the Google message to recover your account.
  4. In the section ” What’s your name? ” Enter the name and surname that appears in your account, it must be the same information entered when creating the account.
  5. In the section “Obtain a verification code. Provide additional information to facilitate the recovery process.” press the “Submit” button.
  6. Check your SMS on the mobile linked to your account and have the code sent by Google handy. You should receive something like this: “G- XXXXXX is your Google verification code”, where “XXXXXX” is the number that you will have to enter in the next step. If you have not received the code, click onSEND IT AGAIN ” located in the black box that will appear below.
  7. Enter the code in the form in the next step.
  8. If the verification code entered is correct, a list of emails linked to that phone number will appear.
  9. Enter your account password and press the ” Next ” button . If you do not remember the password, continue reading the article to also recover your Google password.
  10. You will now be able to access your Google account normally.

This method works to recover a Google account for which you have already forgotten the email address, however, if you don’t remember the password either, don’t worry! You can also recover the password, just continue reading this article.

Recover Google account without knowing the password

If you remember your email address or if you have already followed the steps described to recover the email address of your Google account and you also do not remember your password, fortunately you can recover it by following a process quite similar to the first.

  1. Login to https://accounts.google.com/ServiceLogin to log into Google.
  2. Enter your email address and press ” Next “.
  3. Click on the ” Forgot your password? ” Link .
  4. In the form that appears below, enter the last password that you remember using with your Google account. Try to enter a password that you may have used with the account. If you do not remember it definitively, press ” Try another way “.
  5. If there is a phone number linked to your account, you can choose between the options of receiving a call or receiving a text message. We recommend receiving an SMS message, which is in practice the same as receiving a call, but if it doesn’t work, you can choose to receive a call.
  6. Check your SMS on the mobile linked to your account (Google will give you a clue: the last two digits of the phone number). You will receive a message similar to this: “G- XXXXXX is your Google verification code”, where “XXXXXX” is the number that you must enter in the next step. If you have not received the code, click onSEND IT AGAIN ” located at the bottom.
  7. Enter the code in the form in the next step.
  8. If the code is correct, a form to change password will appear. Choose a new strong password that you are not using on other websites, then press ” Next.”
  9. Clever! You have now regained access to your Google account.

If you no longer have access to the phone number registered in your Google account, you can always click on the option ” I don’t have my phone number ” which will allow you to recover your account in another way, usually asking you some questions regarding your account such as the date of creation of it. If you have registered a recovery email address when you register, you will be able to recover your account with a recovery email.

Tips not to lose your Google account

Nobody likes to go through the situation of losing access to the account, since generally the Google account stores a lot of personal information that can be required access at any time. To never lose your Google account, follow these tips once your account is recovered:

  • Choose a password that is strong, but one that you can remember. It is useless if the password is excessively complex if you will always forget it later. Another alternative is to use a password manager like LastPass.
  • Do not share your password with other people, as they could change your password in a matter of seconds and you would lose access to your account.
  • Add information to verify your identity from the Google security panel (https://myaccount.google.com/security ). Access the link and go to ” Methods to verify your identity “. You will be able to add a recovery phone and a recovery email.

With these simple tips, you will no longer lose access to your Google account and you will be able to enjoy without limits all the services associated with it.

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