How To Add a Recovery Phone Number or Email Address To Your Google Account.


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Setting up a recovery phone number or email address is important because it helps you to recover your Google account if you get locked out for some reason. You can set your own or some other person phone number or email address on which you can trust.

Why it is so Important to ADD Recovery Information?

Recovery phone number and email address can help you in resetting your password in some serious situations like you forgot your password, you lost your devices or someone else is using your account. Recovery info can you in every worst case to recover your account.

Important- Recovery info must belong to you or some person on which you can trust for it. Like- I use my elder brother email address as my recovery email address.


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How To ADD Recovery Email Address To Google Account.

Step 1: Open you're browser and go to your Google account.

Step 2: From the left navigation panel of your Google account, click on Personal info.

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Step 3: Inside Personal info, you have to search for Contact info section in which you can see your Recovery email and phone number.
Now add or change your recovery email address and phone number one by one.

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Step 4: Set recovery email address, click on Email and then click on ADD RECOVERY EMAIL. You may ask to sign-in again, just sign-in and click on ADD RECOVERY EMAIL again.

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Step 5: Enter your recovery email address and click on Done.


How To Edit or Remove Recovery Phone Number of Google Account.

As you all know that creating a Google account require a phone number and by default this phone number is used as a recovery phone number for your Google account but if you want you to edit or remove this number for the Google account.

Open your Google account and click on Personal info from the left navigation panel. Inside Personal info, search for Contact info section in which you can see your recovery email address and phone number.

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The phone number showing in this section is the number which is used to create your Google account. Select the phone number and then click on the small arrow icon (right side on phone number) shown in the picture below. 

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At the bottom under USAGE section, click on Account recovery


You may ask to sign-in again. Now here you can edit and delete your recovery phone number for your Google account

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