Having a recovery email or an alternate address isn’t necessary. Still, it is highly recommended to make sure you can always log back into your Gmail account, even if you have locked yourself out or you forgot the password. Enter additional recovery information to tackle that problem.
You might not use your recovery email address, but it’s essential to keep it handy and active all the time. Sign in and check on it once in a while because you never know when you’ll need it.
A recovery Email address or phone number is going to help you under these circumstances:
- You forget the password for your account.
- Either you’re locked out of your account for a different reason.
- You’re suspicious that someone else is using your account.
Add Or Change A Recovery Email Address
- Visit your Gmail Account and head to the homepage.
- Select the option of “personal information” available on the left corner panel.
- Now click “Email” on the “Contact Info” section.
Starting from here, these things are possible doing:
- Delete or change your existing recovery email by clicking “edit” next to your email.
- Add a new recovery email.
- Now follow the instructions on the screen.
What Type Of Email To Choose
- An email you use regularly and on a different mailing service.
- It is separate from the one you sign in to your current Google or Gmail Account.
How Is The Info Used?
All the recovery information helps you to get back into your account when you accidentally lock yourself out of your account or of some other possible way.