It’s easy to forget, and now its easy to remind also. Google has now enabled password recovery through SMS service, which make sure that only you can access your account. So if you forget your password, you can reset it using a recovery code which Google send in a text message to your mobile phone.
According to Google, following mobile carriers supports account recovery via SMS in India.
- Aircel Cellular Limited
- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
- Bharti Airtel Limited
- BPL Mobile Communications Limited
- IDEA Cellular Limited
- Reliance Telecom Limited
- Spice Communications Limited
But, currently this feature is enabled for Google users in the United States only. It is expected to have this feature enabled very soon for other countries that support the SMS services, including India.
To set up password recovery via your mobile phone, just sign in to your account and click Change Password Recovery Options. Select your country if listed in the drop down, enter your mobile phone number and current password and then click Save. If you lose access to your account for any reason, you’ll be able to regain access by entering a code Google send in a text message.
To send yourself a recovery code via SMS, enter your username on the password-assistance page. After completing the word verification, you’ll receive confirmation that Google has sent a code to your phone. Keep this page open so you can get to the page where you enter your code. Check your phone for a text message from Google. Enter your recovery code and click Submit recovery code. Type your new password. And now your new password is in effect.