Do you want to recover your Google account with your date of birth? If yes this is a post we write for you to recover and change your Google password.
If you don’t use a password manager to save your Google password or use the browser auto-password saver there is a chance that you’d forget it.
The site developers know that beforehand. So, they provide a means to reset and restore the user’s password.
Most times, you will be required to provide part of the information you provided during registration such as your phone number, date of birth, or last name. The list goes on and on like that.
However, it’s sometimes difficult to recover your password if you failed to provide the required information. So, if you are trying to restore your Gmail password and you don’t know which way to go this guide will put you through.
Know Your Date of Birth
Your first need to know your date of birth else you won’t be able to recover your Google password using your date of birth if you forgot it. If you can still log in to the Gmail account I’ll lead you through how to find the date of birth you used during your Google account registration.
- Log in to your Gmail account (mail.google.com).
- Tap “Account” to the top right.
- Tap “Personal info”
- Scroll to birth.
You will find your date of birth in your Gmail personal information page. Now, keep it for future use in case you want to recover or find your Gmail password or username using your date of birth.
How to Recover Google Account With Date of Birth
Using your date of birth to recover your Gmail or Google password is one of the few ways to recover your Google account. And now that you have been logged out of your Google account due to an incorrect password, here is the tweak you need to restore your account.
- Go to gmail.com
- Tap “Forgot Password.”
- You will be redirected to another page to recover your Google password.
- Tap on “Try another way.”
- Keep trying another way until you get to the “date of birth” option.
- Enter your date of birth and tap account recovery.
- Follow the instruction on the screen to recover the forgotten password.
Once you have recovered your Gmail account using your date of birth; the next thing you should do is to change the password to a more secure one.
How to Change Google Password
Once you’ve recovered your account and logged in to your Gmail account, you should consider changing the password from the old password to another one different from the old one.
- Log in to your Gmail account using your username and password (old).
- Tap “Google Account.”
- Tap “Security” to the left.
- Tap “Password under signing in to “Google.”
- Type in the new password to your Google account to replace the old one and click on “Change Password.”
How to Protect Your Google Account using 2 Steps Authentication
2 step authentication is an additional security layer to further increase your Google account security. However, when this is enabled, you will be asked to provide the authentication password whenever you want to log in to your Google account.
- Log in to your Gmail account.
- Tap “Account”.
- Tap “Security.”
- Tap “2 Step Verification” under signing in to Google.
- Sign in to your Google Gmail account again and tap “Next.”
- If your Google account is attached to your phone you will see your phone information. And you can easily choose the option to sign in to your Google account. Else, click on “Show more option” and tap “Text message or phone call.
- Type your phone number alongside the country code and choose to either use a phone call or text message and click on the “Next.”
Follow the instruction on the screen to set up your Google account 2 steps verification.