Gmail login password? Know how to access locked Gmail account in simple steps

Forgot your Gmail login password? Know simple and easy hacks on how to get access to locked Gmail account.

| Updated on: Jan 24 2022, 18:23 IST
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How to unlock locked Gmail account without using password (Shutterstock)
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How to unlock locked Gmail account without using password (Shutterstock)

Gmail is one of the most used email services across the globe with almost 2 billion users. Gmail is used for personal as well as professional purposes. Considering most things have moved online during the pandemic, the safety of Gmail login passwords has acquired greater criticality. We require the same for accessing smartphones and other Google services including Google Photos, Google Docs, Google Meet and much more. So, losing access or getting locked out of your Gmail account can put you in great trouble. In case you lose your Gmail login password, here are different ways through which you can get back access to your account.

How to access locked Gmail account without password

10 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Desktop
  • Mobile
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1: To unlock your locked Gmail account without password, sign in with your phone In case you forgot your Gmail account password, you can use your phone number to sign-in. Gmail will send an OTP on your registered mobile number which you can validate to log in.
Step 2: Use your recovery email ID/phone number You can also choose to receive password/OTP details on the recovery email ID or phone number linked to the Gmail account. So, always make sure that the linked account is active. In case you don't remember the recovery Gmail or phone number, you can check the same on Google account page under "Ways we can verify it’s you" tab.
Step 3: Unlock your Android device to verify it’s you All Android phones are linked to a Google account, hence you can send a login notification prompt to access your account and verify yourself. You can also use Google Authenticator app to confirm your logins by using a randomly generated number.
Step 4: Try using the device/location you mostly use to sign in You can sign in from the device (computer, laptop or PC), browser and location that you frequently use to sign in.
Step 5: Login via answering the security question/questions All of our email accounts were linked to secret security questions that helped unlock accounts. Google asks to set up a security question and answer while creating a Gmail account. If you don't have a recovery email ID or phone number linked, you can answer these security questions to login.

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First Published Date: 24 Jan, 18:23 IST