How to Reset Gmail Password on Computer If I Forgot?

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Gmail is by far the most successful email provider by Google that is served to the world for free. Technically, you can use as much space as you want on Gmail regarding receiving and send emails. As every email provider service, Gmail also requires to enter your email and password in order to access your account.

Although, Google account are very flexible and you will be logged in to other Google service like YouTube, G+ Hangout, Google Drive, etc. automatically if you are singed in to your Gmail account. So, if you forget password for your Gmail account then it is pretty much assumable that you won't be able to log in to any of the services provided by Google.

Thankfully, even if you forget your own Gmail account password, Google still knows it. Gmail is very user friendly and it provides numerous ways to retrieve your password. We will be showing you how to reset your Gmail password within minutes. It's not a rocket science and you don't need to be a computer expert in order to reset your Gmail password. Just keep on reading and you should be able to reset your Gmail password by the end of this tutorial.

Method #1: Reset Gmail Password Using Recovery Email on PC

Gmail has different ways to confirm your identity so that it can make sure you are the original owner and not someone just hacking your account. Google uses a very systematic password recovery wizard that asks you a series of questions to recognize your identification and let you change the password.

In the first part, we will show you how to reset Gmail password by using your Recovery email. It will only work if you have setup a recovery email before locking out. If you have setup a recovery email then simply use these steps to reset your Gmail Password.

Step 1. Head on to Gmail.com and click on "I Forgot My Password".

Step 2. You will be asked to enter a previous password that you can remember. If you can enter this password correctly then it will be easier for Gmail to recognize your account and give you easier quests to reset your password.

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Tip: In case you don't remember your last password then you can click on "Try a different question" so that Gmail can give a different set of questions in order to reset the password.

Step 3. Next, Gmail will send a security code in your recovery email which you will be required to enter on the prompted asked page. The security code will contain 6 digits and it will be sent on the email that you have chosen as recovery email when you signed up in Gmail.com

The following screenshot demonstrates how the email sent by Gmail team looks like.

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Step 4. Enter the security code and Gmail should give you the option to set up a new password for your account.

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Step 5. Use the new password to login to your Gmail account and remember to write down the new password on a piece of paper so that you don't forget it next time.

Now, in case if you forget your recovery email then this part won't be very helpful. In that case you will have try out some different questions. Keep on reading to find out the alternative ways to reset Gmail password. Click here to find more solutions for resetting iCloud password, Yahoo password, outlook password and Windows password.

Method #2: Reset Gmail Password by Answering Security Questions

This method is very useful if you have forgotten the recovery email too. In that case, you will have to answer the security questions that you have setup when you created the Gmail account for the first time. In order to reset your Gmail password, you will have to answer at least one question correctly so that you can bypass the security session and reset your password.

Step 1. Click on "I want a different question" and wait until the page is loaded.

Step 2. Select "Answer Security Questions" and hit next to see the pop quiz.

Step 3. You will be asked to enter the answer of your security questions such as "What is the maiden of your mother", "What is your library card number" and so on. This totally depends on what questions you answer during signing up.

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Step 4. If you enter the answers successfully then Gmail will give you the option to setup a new password that you can use to login again.

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That's it. You have now successfully reset your Gmail password. You can now sit back and enjoy!

Conclusion

Resetting Gmail password is not a delusional task if you know what to do. In this tutorial, we just show few ways to reset your Gmail password. Remember to change your Gmail password regularly in order to avoid any hack attempt on your account. It is recommended that you keep your passwords in a safe and convenient location so that you can retrieve them whenever you forget your passwords.



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