Some people claim that an advantage of a Google account is that Google account holder can easily recover users Google account password. We Had a different experience. This post covers the various stumbling blocks. Even if Google account holder currently don’t have a problem with users password, We Recommend reading this article so Google account holder are aware of the various traps that might cause users password reset attempts to fail.
In theory, Google account holder only have to go to
https //g.co/recover for help and Google will send Google account holder a password reset link to users alternate email address or to users phone.
We Suppose this will work just fine in most cases. However, several circumstances exist that can cause this procedure to fail. In my case, the recovery email address We Entered when We Created the Google account was wrong. This can easily happen because the sign-up form only has one form field for the alternate email address, and Google doesn’t send a confirmation link to the email address. Thus, Google account holder can enter any email address and Google account holder will only notice that Google account holder mistypes the address when Google account holder need it for recovering users account. By then, it is already too late, and things will get very complicated.
Verify Your Personal identity
Google offers an alternate option for resetting users password if Google account holder don’t have access to users recovery address. Google account holder just have to select We Don’t have any of these on the We need to verify users identity page.
Google account holder see now that it is important to enter the correct information when Google account holder create the Google account. Aside from personal information, Google account holder also have to know things such as email addresses of contacts Google account holder have recently sent emails to, the corresponding email subjects Google account holder used, and email folders Google account holder created recently.
Now comes something funny. We Tried this procedure several times, and We Failed even though We Still had access to the account. That is, We Could provide all the information because We Simply copied it from my Outlook.com inbox. A couple of seconds later, We Received an automated email from Google with the crucial sentence:
Google Recovery Code and Recovery App
By the way, if Google account holder think that the recovery code for users Google account or the identity verification app on users phone could be helpful in this situation, these verification methods are reserved for when Google account holder try to sign in from a location or device that Google considers as suspicious. If Google account holder didn’t configure one of these methods, Google account holder will have to enter a code that Google sends to users recovery email address. However, these recovery methods are useless if users account is blocked.
Lost Google Account Password without Internet Access
Another problem exists with resetting a Google account password if Google account holder use the password to sign in to Gmail account. Let’s assume Google account holder entered the recovery email correctly and received a password reset code. If the computer on which Google account holder forgot the password has no Internet access, Google account holder won’t be able to sign in with the new password. If Google account holder have no other account for this computer and have to sign in to establish an Internet connection (for instance, if Google account holder use a mobile plan), Google account holder are in trouble.