How To Set Up A Gmail Recovery Phone Number or Email Address

How To Set Up A Gmail Recovery Phone Number or Email Address

Losing access to your emails, documents, and photos can be frustrating. To make sure you can get back into your account quickly, easily, and securely

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Losing access to your emails, documents, and photos can be frustrating. To make sure you can get back into your account quickly, easily, and securely in the future, add password recovery options.

You don’t have to provide a recovery email address or phone number, but having one makes it easier for you to regain access to your account if you forget your password or are locked out.

If you’ve lost access to your account, you can try to regain access through our account recovery form.

Add or change a recovery phone number

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      1. Sign in to My Account.
      2. In the “Personal info & privacy” section, select Your personal info.add security
      3. Choose Phone.

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    1. From here you can:
      1. Add a recovery phone: Under “Recovery phone,” select Add recovery phone.
      2. Change your recovery phone: Next to your phone number, select Edit Edit. In the box that appears, choose Update number.

 

  1. Enter your phone number and follow the onscreen instructions.

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Note: You must use a mobile phone with text messaging turned on.

Add or change a recovery email

    1. Sign in to My Account.
    2. In the “Personal info & privacy” section, select Your personal info.
    3. Choose Email.
    4. From here you can:
      • Add a recovery email: Next to “Recovery email,” select Add recovery email.
      • Change your recovery email: Next to “Recovery email,” select your email address.

 

  1. Enter your recovery email address.
  2. Select Done.

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  • Ochijenu Abigail

    Pls I need it because my phone as being referred to set it see when I bought it

  • John Andrew

    It is the one i know and i can do it

  • Joshua Udo

    I will try it and see how it works

  • Akinade Oluwasheyi

    This is a great one. Let me go do the settings now!

  • twee gab

    Thanks for the info

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