Online security experts tell us it's important to change passwords frequently. Doing so can make it harder for hackers to access personal accounts. But, it can also make it harder for you to get into those accounts because you're more likely to forget each new password. However, most services have ways to access your account even when your password slips your mind. That includes Gmail, which guides you through a validation process to set a new password and regain access to your account. To avoid having to remember passwords at all, try a password manager like Dashlane, which is free for a basic account.
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Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Gmail has a few different ways to confirm your identity and recover or reset your password. Check your mail on this secondary account to see the code, then enter it to unlock a new password generator. Newer accounts may also have a phone number backup option—see below.