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Forgot your Gmail Password? Here’s How to Recover It

These days, people forget their passwords due to the diminishing need to log in and out of apps, it could be months since the last time they needed to type their password in. Could that be the reason why you Googled “forgot Gmail password”?


We can’t help you remember your Gmail password, but we can help you reset it in 3 easy steps, plus share with you an effective free-to-use cybersecurity tool that can you can use to securely manage and store your passwords. 


How to Reset your Gmail Password

We get that you forgot your Gmail password, and it's causing you some frustration because not only are you unable to access your email account, but you probably can’t access other Google services like YouTube, fortunately, you will be able to reset your password. 

  1. To begin, head over to Gmail’s sign-in page and enter your email address, then click next to enter your password.  
  2. Click on “forgot password?”. If you had a recovery email or device linked to your Google account, at this point, Gmail would send you a push message with a random number to use to authenticate yourself.
  3. Step 3.1 is for when you have a recovery email or device linked to your Google account, and step 3.2 is for when you don't have a recovery email or device connected to your Google account.

             3.1 When you receive the push message from Gmail, you will be asked to confirm if it’s you who is trying to recover your Gmail password. Click on “yes, it’s me ✅“ you will then be asked to select the number matching the one that is shown on the device you are using for this recovery process. 
After selecting the matching number, you will be able to create your new password and access your Gmail account again.

             3.2 Click on “Try another way”. You will be prompted to answer security questions such as “what’s your mother’s maiden name?”, you should be able to answer at least one of these questions. When you do answer correctly, you will now be able to create your new password and access your Gmail account again.

Now that you have access to your account, you will need to ensure that you never forget it again. This is where KeepSolid’s password manager comes in, you will never forget any of your passwords again.

Do you need a Password Manager?

Recalling what your password is, shouldn’t be left to guessing. A Password Manager helps you store and manage your passwords and login credentials in secure storage, and computes them safely for you when you need them.

You don’t need to reuse the same passwords, fearing that you’ll forget any one of them.

You should never leave the security of your accounts on an unreliable password manager. Be careful of free cybersecurity tools that provide users with watered-down security, leaving their accounts vulnerable to cyberattacks. 

No need to write any of your passwords down ever again

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