1. colestein's Avatar
    It's not actually me, seriously, but I've been asked to help out. My friend has an Android phone and tried to get into his Gmail account on his computer. Of course he doesn't remember his password and the backup email address he gave no longer exists.

    He IS still logged into his phone and can access his gmail. Any advice on how to either pull the PW out of his phone or get online and reset his PW/Assign a new backup id.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    03-16-2011 12:15 PM
  2. colestein's Avatar
    Please? Anyone?
    03-16-2011 06:23 PM
  3. jdbower's Avatar
    Try this:
    I forgot my password - Gmail Help

    Don't expect an easy time of it. Imagine instead of your friend who lost his password this is your phone and someone stole it, if all he's got is a phone that happens to have access to a Gmail account I would want Google to make it pretty darn hard to get even more control over my account.
    03-16-2011 07:11 PM
  4. kg4icg's Avatar
    Request password from can't remember password link on gmail web page.
    03-16-2011 07:14 PM
  5. nfalbo's Avatar
    Easiest thing to do is go to the gmail website and click forgot password.
    03-18-2011 09:39 PM
  6. miltoid 19's Avatar
    If he had logged in to his email via his pc he with google chrome he can see the used password in this chrome://settings/passwords

    (copy past on the search bar, NOT on google)
    urgreatdude likes this.
    08-30-2015 10:18 AM
  7. urgreatdude's Avatar
    Or what if you can access that phone because of your job and you need info you have storage in the cloud of (that) gmail, and just see the password?
    02-06-2017 02:25 AM
  8. urgreatdude's Avatar
    great and awesome idea miltoid 19
    02-06-2017 02:28 AM