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

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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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44 Comments
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    lotan says

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    Joshua32 says

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    Henry Mbata says

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    Folahanmi000 says

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    Eleanya says

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    xtain says

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    deji85 says

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    festus44 says

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    festus44 says

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  28. Victor
    Victor says

    I will try it

    1. xtain
      xtain says

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  29. dannyx
    dannyx says

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    Ruth Onifade says

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    Chukwuebuka Madakonam says

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    Hammed Olaniyi says

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    Kayode Olatide says

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  38. Gab Twee
    Gab Twee says

    Thanks for the info

  39. Akinade Oluwasheyi
    Akinade Oluwasheyi says

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

  40. Joshua Udo
    Joshua Udo says

    I will try it and see how it works

  41. John Andrew
    John Andrew says

    It is the one i know and i can do it

  42. Ochijenu Abigail
    Ochijenu Abigail says

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

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