How to recover a Google account with a lost username

While not as common as lost passwords, people forget their Google account addresses. If you fall into this category but remember your password, here’s how to retrieve it:

Go to the Google account recovery page.

Click on Forgot email? option since he can’t remember the name. You are prompted to enter your recovery contacts.

Enter the recovery email or phone number you added to the account.

Click Next.

Enter your first and last name or the names used to register the account if you used something different.

Click Next. A Get Verification Code dialog appears as the final confirmation step.

Click Submit.

Check your email or text inbox for the verification code.

Enter the code and click Next. You are shown a list of accounts associated with the recovery phone number or email.

Select the appropriate account.

Enter the password and click Next.

Verify your login using two-step verification if you have it enabled.

How to recover a Google account with a lost password

For most people, their email accounts are easier to remember than their passwords. If you fall into this category and lose your password, here’s how to recover your account:

Go to the Google account recovery page.

Enter your email address.

Click Next. You will access the account recovery settings.

Choose a login method from the options.

You are asked to choose between entering a password or a verification code sent to the email address.

Select the Enter your password option. You will be prompted to enter the last password you can remember using with the account; the newer the better.

Alternatively, choose Get a verification code at (your email). However, this option only works if you signed in to your account on an accessible device but only forgot your password.

Click Next and follow the prompts to the end.

If none of these work for you, use the Try another way to sign in option. They give you two other methods.

Tap Yes on your phone or tablet to send a recovery notice to your phone, allowing you to sign in by choosing Yes, it’s me. But you need to be logged in on at least one device for this to work.

In the Enter one of your 8-digit backup codes box, enter a previously set recovery code.

If none of them are helpful, choose the Try another way to sign in option. You have the option to recover the account with the linked phone number. For security reasons, you will only see the last two digits.

Click Submit. A verification code is sent to the number.

Enter the code and click Next.

If that option doesn’t work, use the Try another way to sign in option one more time. Google sends a reset link after 72 hours. But you will need access to the account’s Gmail to view it.

Click Verify to complete the setup once you find a successful recovery process. You will be prompted to enter a new password. Use a unique and strong password for the account and keep it safe.

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