Recover Google® account, find out how to recover Gmail® password – Tips and Hints

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Tip #1: Google® is pretty good at providing its users with the ways to recover their data, Gmail® password recovery is a breeze if you provided enough security information during account registration.

The first thing you want to try is Google’s Account Recovery page. Choose the “I don’t know my password” option and enter your Gmail® address, click on Continue.

If you linked a phone number to your Gmail® account, you can request a verification code sent in a text message or you can answer security questions under “Verify your identity” section.

Tip #2: If you forgot your email address and haven’t set up any recovery information such as a phone number or security questions, you may still be able to find your username in case you have recently used your email account in your web browser. Search your web browser history for Inbox or Gmail® to see if it reveals your address. Technically, your full email address or the first part of it before the @ character is your username.

Tip #3: In case you don’t have access to your recovery email, phone, or other option you may still be able to recover Gmail® password by manually verifying your identity. First thing you need to do is visit the Google Account Recovery page. When there, enter your email address and click “Continue”. Click “I don’t know” option for the password and choose the “Verify your identity” option, which is a really small link under all other available options. Answer all the questions to the best of your knowledge and if you are able to provide the information that is accurate enough you’ll get a successful Google account recovery.

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Tip #4: With work Google® accounts, G Suite® or Google Apps®, it may be easier to reinstate your account access, as you can always contact the administrator of your domain to reset your password and get your account back.

Tip #5: Protect your data today. The best Google® account recovery method is naturally never losing any data. So how to ensure a 100% Gmail® recovery? We suggest using data protection and recovery solutions that can keep track on your file operations and can recover accidentally deleted data. Disk Drill is a brilliant recovery app that offers free protection for all your password manager files, external and internal data storages. Let us stress this – protection and recovering protected data is free with Disk Drill for Mac! While Disk Drill cannot recover your Gmail® password directly, it may help in recovering your password storage in case it was unexpectedly lost.

Disk Drill takes care of your disk health, monitors it closely and will warn you if there is a possibility of any disk failure. It lets you find duplicate files, clean some disk space and offers reliable backups. Additionally to Gmail® recovery you can benefit from laptops and desktops, iPhone/iPad/iPod®, Digital cameras, internal & external hard drives, USB flash drives, and Android® devices (rooted) recovery.

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Arthur Cole

Arthur Cole is a freelance content creator. He also has a more than 10-year experience in program development for macOS, Windows, iOS, Android. Arthur Cole is a writer with deep expertise in programming, who can easily...

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This article has been approved by Brett Johnson, Data Recovery Engineer at ACE Data Recovery. Brett has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems and Network, 12 years of experience.