At times, you may forget the password to your Gmail account or get locked out. In such scenarios, knowing how to recover your account is crucial. One of the most common methods to regain access to your account is through a recovery email. A recovery email is an alternate email address added to your account to assist you when you cannot access your Gmail account. This blog post will guide you through the process of using your recovery email to recover your Gmail account.
Step 1: Go to the Gmail Login Page
You can’t reset your Gmail password or retrieve your account unless you first visit the Gmail login page. So, open up your web browser and head over to https://mail.google.com.
Step 2: Click on “Forgot Password”
Once you reach the Gmail login page, type in your Gmail email address, then click ‘Next.’ After that, you’ll be led to a page asking for your password. Since you’ve forgotten your password, click on the “Forgot password?” option below the password text box.
Step 3: Enter the Last Password You Remember
Google will first ask you to enter the last password you remember using with your Google Account. If you don’t remember any of your previous passwords, you can click on the “Try another way” option.
Step 4: Choose Recovery via Email
You will then be presented with several options to recover your account. Choose the “Email” option. Google will send a verification code to your recovery email address. This should be the email address you provided when you set up your Gmail account.
Step 5: Check Your Recovery Email
Now, open your recovery email account in another tab or window. Look for an email from Google with the subject line “Google Verification Code.” Open the email, and you’ll find a code. Copy this code.
Step 6: Enter the Verification Code
Go back to the Gmail page where you requested the code. Enter the verification code you received in your recovery email, and then click “Next.”
Step 7: Create a New Password
Once Google verifies that the code is correct, you’ll be directed to a new page where you can create a new password. Make sure to create a strong password that you can remember. Once you have entered your password, click on the “Change Password” button, and that’s it! You have successfully recovered your Gmail account using your recovery email.
Losing access to your Gmail account can be a stressful situation, but with these steps, you can easily regain access using your recovery email. Remember to always keep your recovery email updated and active, and if possible, add a phone number to your Gmail account as another recovery option.