Locked out of your Gmail account, Use these steps to access the account
It can be easily assumed that most of the people who use an email account must be using a Gmail account. The dominance of Android smartphones across the world has further increased the use of Gmail accounts among users. It is so because you need a Gmail account to use an Android smartphone. However, there are times when you lose/ forget the password of your Gmail account and all hell breaks looks.
Whenever you come across a situation when your Gmail account is locked you should follow certain steps to revive it. It is advisable that you should not panic and not act in an absurd way.
Follows these steps mentioned below can help you unlock your Gmail account.
Use your phone number to sign in instead of a password
Try using your phone number to sign in to your Gmail account instead of a password. Using your phone number will ensure that you do not forget it as you have your phone number in your memory.
Keep a recovery Email ID or phone number
At times when you are locked out of your Gmail account, you will be given an option to send a password or OTP details to a recovery email ID or phone number. You must ensure that the recovery email account or the phone number should be in active use.
Try using the location from which you usually sign in
If you generally use your Gmail account from a specific location, then try to log in from the specific location. The location can be your workplace or home depending upon your email use. Try using the same browser that you usually do to access your email account.
Answer the security questions of Google
If you have a little patience in yourself, this particular step is definitely going to work. Simply try to recollect what the answers to your security questions were. Try answering all of them without skipping any of them. It is ok if you are unsure about any one of the questions.
Try your old password
Sometimes using an old password can help you. Hence, try to remember/ note down your old password.
Try to remember when you opened your account
Try to remember which year you opened the account. It is so because Google might ask you about the year when the account became functional.
Use your Android device to unlock your account
You can use your Android device to verify that the person trying to log into the account was you. Post verification, you can change the password of your Gmail according to your convenience.
Using an iPhone or iPad to verify
If you are an iPhone or iPad user, then you are already logged into the device. You can verify that it is you and not someone else using your account. If you want to change your password for convenience purposes, then you can do it.