It’s a simple task to recover your Gmail account. You just need to follow the steps that Google will provide you to get your account back.
The first step to do is launch your web browser and go to the Gmail sign-in page. From there, it’ll ask for your username and password. You should click on the highlighted “Forgot password” button below to initiate the recovery process.
Google will ask for the last password you remember using with the account. This is where you should enter the last password you remember using.
Some people said that they used older passwords, and Google Support continued with the process. So, you may only need a password you've previously used for the account, rather than the most recent one.
After entering the password, you’ll be directed to a new page informing you that a code has been sent to your “recovery account”. The recovery account is a separate email address that people add during the original Gmail account setup process.
When going through this process, a six-digit security code will be sent to the recovery email and a window will pop up asking for that code.
When looking for the security code email, Google suggests checking the spam folders in your recovery account in case the code was accidentally sent there.
After entering that code, some questions may be asked to authenticate that you’re, in fact, the owner of the account. These questions were established when creating the account, they range from “What’s your favorite city?” to “What’s your pet’s name?”
If you correctly answer the questions, you’ll be directed to a page where you can generate a new password for your account. Once that’s done, you’ll regain access to your account.