Gmail is one of the most used email services on the planet. Sometimes for work, sometimes for personal use, service comes in handy all the time. Due to its widespread use, users rarely log out of the service, at least on their smartphones, which is why it’s easy for anyone to forget their Gmail accounts username or password. So, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to recover your Gmail account, we’ve got you covered. Here is a step-by-step guide that will help you recover your Gmail account. Also read- Google Talk messaging service to be shut down permanently on June 16
But before you can do that, you’ll need to prepare for a rainy day, that is, set up a recovery phone number and email ID. Also Read – Google Maps Will Now Show You Estimated Toll Prices For Your Route: How To Use
How to Setup a Recovery Phone Number and Email ID on Android
step 1: On your Android phone or tablet, open your device’s Settings app > Google > Manage your Google Account. Also Read – YouTube Is Offering Its Longtime Music, Premium Subscribers Free Service As A Gift
step 2: At the top, tap Security Options.
step 3: Under ‘The only way we can verify it’s you,’ tap the recovery phone or recovery email option.
step 4: Now, you will be asked to sign in.
Step 5: Next, add a recovery phone or email address.
How to Setup Recovery Phone Number and Email ID on iPhone
step 1: On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
step 2: In the top right corner of the app, tap your profile picture or initials, and then Google Account.
step 3: At the top, tap Security Options.
step 4: Under “Any way we can verify it’s you,” tap the recovery phone or recovery email option.
Step 5: You will be asked to sign in. Do this.
Step 6: Now, add a recovery phone number or email ID.
How to Recover Your Google Account on Android
step 1: Open the Settings app on your Android device.
step 2: Scroll down and tap on Google option.
step 3: Now tap Sign in to your Google Account.
step 4: If you have forgotten your email, tap the Forgot email option.
Step 5: Now follow the instructions to confirm that this is your account, and answer as many questions as you can. Once you do, Google will send you a verification code via email or text to confirm that it’s you.
Step 6: You will see a list of usernames matching your account. Select one and continue signing in.
How to Recover Your Google Account on iPhone
step 1: Open the Gmail app on your iPhone.
step 2: Now tap Sign in to your Google Account.
step 3: If you have forgotten your email, tap the Forgot email option.
step 4: Now follow the instructions to confirm that this is your account by answering as many questions as you can. After that, Google will send you a verification code via email or text to confirm that it’s you.
It is not for nothing that if you change your password here, you will be logged out of all other accounts where you have signed in and you will be asked to sign in again.
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