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GMail tip: Recover your lost password using your mobile phone (Google Account)

By Debjit on July 10th, 2009 

google-account-recover-password-smsHow often do we forget our passwords? Well this is a very absurd question. The Password Managers of the various browsers these days make sure we forget our passwords (sarcastically). And as we forget passwords, the innumerable web services have to take care of the password retrieval mechanisms which generally consists of sending a verification code to your alternate email address. But, Google has introduced yet another innovative feature, you can now recover your lost / forgotten password for your Google Account using your mobile phone.

To setup your account for recovering a forgotten Google Account password, you need to go through and complete the following steps:

1. sign in to your Google account and select 'Change Password Recovery Options'. You can also go to Recovery options directly.

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2. Enter your cell phone number and click 'Save.'

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3. Next time you forget your password, enter your username on the password-assistance page, and Google will text you a recovery code (via SMS). No need to check another email account or even leave the page.


GMail tip: Recover your lost password using your mobile phone (Google Account) was originally published on on July 10, 2009 - 12:57 pm (Indian Standard Time)