How to Recover Gmail Password Without Phone Number and Recovery Email – Updated
Learn how to recover Gmail password without phone number and recovery email . In case you have lost your Gmail account or forgot it, this article is going to help you find the answer. If you are also wondering what happens when you lose your phone number and even the email address, read on.
Logging into Gmail account using secondary email address is one of the best practices to protect your main Gmail account . This way, nobody can hijack your primary Gmail account or harm your real identity. However, if you use this method and forget the second email that you used, then connecting to your Gmail account becomes tough. Here’s how you can use the secondary email address even when you have lost it.
Step 1: Using Your Phone Number to Recover Password
If both your alternate email ID and phone number are registered with the Gmail account, then Google sends a 6-digit temporary password on your phone number for login.
Note: For the case of misplaced phone, you can always contact your service provider to get the SIM card blocked. However, it will take 24 hours for the block to become active on all network providers I know. You can use this time to recover Gmail password using alternate options.
Step 2: Using Your Recovery Email Address (Important)
If you have set up a recovery email ID with your Gmail account, then the next thing Google does is send an email to that address containing a link or button for password reset. You need to click the Reset Password button and enter your new password in the window that opens.
Step 3: Using SMS to Reset Password
Google also allows users to reset their password through SMS, but it is available only in select countries , so you are not likely to see this option. If your country is on the list, Google prompts you to use your mobile number for password recovery. The service provider sends an OTP (One Time Password) on your registered phone number that you need to enter while setting a new password.
This is the only possible way to use your mobile number for resetting Gmail account password if you have lost access to both email and phone number . However, we don’t recommend this method because it could lead you into making a future headache by choosing a weak password that hackers can guess easily.
Step 4: Using an App to Reset Password
Finally, Google lets users reset password through third-party apps such as Authy , Duo Mobile or Authenticator . You need to download and install one of them on your phone and then use the app to reset Gmail password. Again, we recommend Authy because it is available for both Android and iOS device . So you can pick either one that you are comfortable with.
Here’s how to change password using Authy:
Install Authy on your mobile phone. Open the app and tap Get Started Button. Enter your Gmail address in the Window that opens up, click Next . The app asks you to verify your identity by scanning a QR code or entering verification code sent to your Gmail account . Next, Authy asks you to configure backup phone number and sends an OTP for verification. Finally, choose a secure password and save it in your phone.
The next time you login into Gmail account, Authy app will ask you to enter this password. If you don’t see the option of changing password on the login screen , then click the Forgot Password link at the bottom of the screen. You can enter your new password on this page and then click Sign In to get access to Gmail account again.
That’s it! This is how you can find a lost Gmail account . In case you want to learn more about Google services, check out our detailed guide to Google account recovery .