If you’re unable to log into your Gmail account, there are different ways you can use to retrieve your password. Gmail can send you an email with a link to reset your password. Let’s take a look at ways you can take:
- Retrieval of Passwords with an Additional Email Address
- Safeguarding Your Gmail Account
Retrieval of Passwords with an Additional Email Address
You can add a secondary email address to your Gmail account for the purpose of password recovery by following the instructions below.
- Select Security from the left-hand navigation pane of your Google Account page.
- In the Ways we can prove it’s your area, select Recovery Email from the drop-down menu.
- After entering a recovery email address in the Add Recovery Email box, click Save to save your changes.
Your Google account has been set up with a recovery email address, which you have entered.
Safeguarding Your Gmail Account
In addition to being a positive step, it is vital that your recovery address be both secure and easily accessible to you. Make use of a work email account or a non-Google email address (such as Outlook.com) to guarantee that you are not left without recourse in the event that your information is stolen or otherwise compromised.
Additionally, you should set up two-factor authentication on your account in addition to setting a recovery password. Two-factor authentication techniques that rely on either a physical device such as a USB security key or a smartphone authentication app are preferable if you have a choice. If at all possible, stay away from two-factor solutions that rely on SMS messaging.