How To Change, Recover, Reset Google Account Password For Gmail, Google Drive, Android, Chrome?


Google Account is the main account which is used to log in and authenticate Google services and applications like Gmail , Android , Google ChromeGoogle Drive etc. In this tutorial, we will learn how to change, recover, and reset Google Account password in different and secure ways.

Sign In Google Account

Before changing our Google account password we have to sign in. There are different ways to sign in but the easiest one is using Google Account application which can be accessed with the following link.

https://myaccount.google.com/intro

Google Account Sing In Page
Google Account Sign In Page

Then we will be redirected to the following page in the first step we will provide the user name which is email or our phone number.

Google Account Name
Google Account Name

And in the second step, we will provide the poftut account password and click to the Next button.

Google Account Password
Google Account Password

We will see the following Google account screen about the user. From there we will click to the Security link from the left panel.

Google Account Page
Google Account Page

Enable 2-Step Verification For More Security

In order to make Google account login more secure, we can enable 2-Step verification. With 2 -Step verification we will be asked password and some code which can send with SMS or via Phone to be authenticated. As we can see it is currently Off.

2-Step Verification
2-Step Verification

Enable Phone To Sign-In

We can also use our phone in order to sign in. We can enable to sign in with our phone with the Use your phone to sign in configuration like below. In this example, this configuration is not enabled.

Use Phone To Sign-In
Use Phone To Sign-In

Change/Set Google Account Password

Now we can change our password. We will click to the Password configuration like below. This configuration also provides the last time we changed our password.

Change Password
Change Password

We will see the following screen where Google wants to authenticate us again. We will provide our password like a login.

Google Authenticate
Google Authenticate

But Google is suspicious about our login and want to verify the login with a verification code. The verification code sends to the Phone number associated with the Google account. We will click Send in order to send the verification code.

Google Verification Code
Google Verification Code

The verification code is 6 digits and sends only one usage. We will provide it to the code area like below and click Next.

Google Verify
Google Verify

Now at least we are in the Google account password change page. We see two text input areas for a new password Confirm new password is used to prevent mistyping of the first passwords area to make cross-check with the `new password. Just provide the same password for both inputs.

Set Password For Google Account

Recover Google Account Password

We will provide the account name to the Google account login page which is described above. In the password screen we will click to Forgot password? in order to start to recover the password.

Google Recover Password
Google Recover Password

In the following screen, we will see the first authentication step for the Google account password recovery. Google asks us one of the passwords we have been used before with this account in order to verify us. If we do not remember we can click to Try another way.

Google Account Remember Previous Passwords
Google Account Remember Previous Passwords

Another alternative is sending SMS or making call for authentication. SMS verification is the same which is described above Google Account password change. If we do not have a phone number associated with this account we can click to I don't have my phone

Google Account Recovery Phone Verification
Google Account Recovery Phone Verification

Another alternative is sending verification code to an associated email address. Then we will use the verification code to verify us and recover or reset the password. If we do not have associated email address we can click  to Try another way.

Google Account Recovery with Email
Google Account Recovery with Email

Alternatively, we can provide the date we have created this account. This may help Google to authenticate us with more information. If we do not remember the account creation date we can click to the Try another way.

Google Account Recovery with Creation Date
Google Account Recovery with Creation Date

The last alternative is providing an unrelated email address in order for Google to provide support about account recovery and reset. This is the last and long way where it can not be completed because we are not verified.

Google Account Recovery with communication email
Google Account Recovery with communication email

If we click to the Try another way we will be redirected to screen like below which simply says Google couldn't verify this account belongs to you.

Google couldn't verify this account belongs to you
Google couldn’t verify this account belongs to you

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