Google Account is the main account which is used to log in and authenticate Google services and applications like
Google Chrome ,
Google 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.
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.
And in the second step, we will provide the
poftut account password and click to the
We will see the following Google account screen about the user. From there we will click to the
Security link from the left panel.
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
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.
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.
We will see the following screen where Google wants to authenticate us again. We will provide our password like a login.
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.
The verification code is 6 digits and sends only one usage. We will provide it to the code area like below and click
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.