It asked me to enter a password that was being displayed on the screen but every time I enter the password, it won't log me in and just gives me another password to type in. No reposts, spam or rehosted content. Don't use the same password that you use for any other service. Enter your new password twice to confirm it. The other option remains--the only obvious option-- to factory reset. One cool thing is as you type in your password Google will show you how secure it is.
To create this article, volunteer authors worked to edit and improve it over time. Okay, log in to Gmail and click on Settings. Keep up the very good work! A Warning triangle came up on the Droid where you see if you have missed calls, texts, etc. Join our weekly newsletter to build up your confidence and capabilities in solving everyday technology problemss. You will then be asked a series of questions which you must answer to the best of your ability. You won't be able to use any password that you've used with Google in the past year. The says: Resetting your Google Account password If you have a Google Account but have forgotten your password, you must reset it before you can sign in.
Do they not realize that many devices do not come with playstore. Don't include any dictionary words, as these make the password less secure. To keep your account secure, you should change your password at least every six months. Is there some hidden interface, that is in an place that only google engineers would think to put it? You must have set one of these recovery options before attempting to reset your password. Browse other questions tagged or.
You will now be walked through entering your new password. If you forgot your password and would like to reset it or would like to change your password for security reasons, please follow the steps below. Now, log out of Gmail and log in again with your new, more secure password. How do I prevent losing access to my account in the future? You can break up real words with characters and symbols to make the password strong but easy to remember. Because your password is the only way to access your account, Google requires you to verify your password one more time in case someone is trying to change your password from an active session on a different computer. For more details on filling out the survey, click here. This is also a good time to double-check your other account details, such as and recovery methods.
Click here for more details on creating a strong yet memorable password. Your Google Account password is the same password you use for other Google products, like Gmail and YouTube. I will have to remove my account, deleting hundreds of emails and contacts, in order to change my password to match google. Scroll down until you find the section labeled Signing in to Google. After it took the code, I was able to enter the new password and all is good. I changed my password online a couple of weeks ago my g-mail got hacked and my phone needed the new password within seconds. Swipe down the notification bar, then select that notification.
Use a unique password for Google that you don't use for any other accounts. Then when I went to my Hero with latest updates it just kept showing me an authentication screen with scribbly words to copy in the field below when choosing gmail. I was wondering if I had to reset the whole phone, when I went into the Market app and it immediately asked for my new Google pwd. If you can provide enough accurate information, you will get your account back. Click Manage your Google account, followed by the Menu button and then Security. Tap the Password section and input your current password. This will make the password easy to remember, but hard to crack.
Provide your current password to confirm your identity, and then create a new secure password on the next page to complete the process. Doing so prompts Google to send a verification code to the phone number you have registered to Gmail. If you have a recovery email address or a recovery mobile number associated with your account, you can have the code sent to you. Well, it sounds like you're entering either the username or password incorrectly. Provide details and share your research! If you have to change or reset your Google Account password then you have to follow some steps to do that. Super frustrating Click to expand. Rules: Hover for more info 1.
Click the Password button and when prompted, input your password again to confirm your identity. This is my first experience with Android and I am getting a little frustrated at the severe lack of usability testing. Select how to receive your recovery code. Cancel didn't work did nothing. Anson records, edits, and publishes content for his site, provides technical and business services to clients and is an avid self-learner. Over and over again it won't take it.
Before we go, though, a quick reminder: use good, hard-to-guess passwords. Hope this helps someone in future. I changed my Gmail pwd for security reasons. You'll need to answer some questions about your account usage, including the approximate date that you created the account and some questions about mail you have received. If you've been locked out of your account due to a forgotten password, you can fill out a survey to prove your account ownership. Learn to master all your tech and gadgets! This article has also been viewed 31,959 times.