Recover Your Google Account Password via Text Message
With a single Google Account, you can use all the Google services, including the important ones like Gmail, Google Adsense or AdWords, Google Docs, etc. So, you can imagine what will happen if you happen to forget the password or the associated email address, or worse loosing your account by a successful hacking attempt. The common security options to avoid these scenarios are using a secondary email address and a security question that can be used to recover your Google account. But now, Google users are having another secure option to recover their account’s password. Google has added the ability to recover your password via text message.
How To Recover Your Google Account Password via Text Message?
To turn this on for your account, sign in to your Google account and click on the Security tab. Under Recovery & alerts, click on Add a phone number that will act as your recovery phone number.
The next time you forget your Google account password, use the password-assistance page and follow the wizard. Google will text you a recovery code.
In general, it’s a good idea to add as many password recovery options as possible to your Google Account, like a secondary email address and security question. And don’t forget to keep them up-to-date.