Plenty of people without password managers end up forgetting their passwords. This is especially common if your passwords are complex. If you forget your LinkedIn password, you can always recover it. You can also recover your username if you forget it. You may not be able to recover the exact password you lost but you will be able to continue using your account by resetting a different one. The process is simple and it only takes a short time.
Recovering Your Account
- Go to LinkedIn’s website and click on the option ‘Forgot Password’ locate beside the option ‘Sign In.’
- You will receive an email from LinkedIn. Click on the provided link to reset your password. You may also receive an SMS message containing the reset PIN if you used your phone number.
- Enter the PIN provided to reset your password
- If the link you received via email does not work, copy and paste the URL to the address bar of your browser.
- If you intend to change the password because you think your account may have been compromised, check on the option ‘Require all devices to sign in with a new password.’ This way, you will be logged out of other devices.
LinkedIn allows you to reset your username and password whenever your account is compromised or you forget it. For the security of your account, you are allowed to add at least one extra email address to your account. This way, you can reset your password if your primary address is hacked. When you reset your password, the information is sent to the other email addresses.
If you only have one email address and it is deactivated or inaccessible, it can be difficult to recover your account when you need to. Your reset information will be sent to your email address even though you cannot access it. You will, therefore, have no way of resetting your password. If you have more than one accounts, you can merge them and continue to use the same email address.
Recovering Your Account Without the Primary Email Address
Even though it can be difficult to recover your account if your primary address is inaccessible, it is not impossible. If you are like most people, you probably have only one email address that you are dependent on. Most people prefer to use just one email account even though it is not a good idea. If, for example, you used your work email, it may be deactivated when you stop working there.
In such instances, you would be required to use a special form that LinkedIn creates specifically for this purpose. On that form, you will find a link. Click on it to access and submit your form.
The form will require you to enter a valid email address. You will use it to get through the recovery process. The address you choose should be one that you can access. Use the ‘Browse’ option to attach any documents that may help you prove your identity. You should be able to prove that you own the account you are trying to recover.
If you do not remember both your password and email you used for your account, you need to go through a verification process. Use your profile URL when requested for your account’s email address.
If you have forgotten your username, recovering it is simple. Move your cursor over Profile on your homepage and click on the option Edit profile. There will be a link under your profile photo. Click on the settings option next to the link. If you don’t have a public profile, use the option ‘update your public profile settings.’
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Of course, you can easily change the password of your LinkedIn account if you know it, but in case you don’t remember the password, here you need to reset the password using the phone number or email address used in your account. Of course, this must be your Linkedin account Associated with a phone number or email, these are essential elements that you add to Create a new account, And this number or email must be valid to be able to reset the password and recover the account.
You can reset your password even if someone stole your LinkedIn account and changed the password. Unless they change the phone number and email address on your account, you can still recover the account. Here’s how.
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How to recover a LinkedIn account
If you can’t remember your email password, you can use the phone number to reset the password. In this guide, we will use the email in the process of resetting a new password, as it is a mandatory option for every LinkedIn account, as it is not possible to create an account without email.
- Open the Linkedin application and click on the Sign-in option. Then, at the bottom of the boxes, click on Forgot Password?
- You will be asked to enter the phone number or email address used on this account. Enter it and click the Find account button.
- Directly, a six-digit code will be sent to your e-mail address, enter this code in the field and click the Submit button. (If you did not receive the code in your e-mail, click the Resend button, and if the order fails, check that you have entered your e-mail address correctly).
- Once you click send, wait a few seconds, and then an interface for entering the new password will appear. for Improve the security of your LinkedIn account next, enter a password that is difficult to remember at first glance, to prevent any intruders from watching you while you log into your account.
- Put the new password you want to set for your account in the first box, and then retype it in the second box. Check the box below the boxes to log out of your account on all devices, then click the Submit button.
- Done, now use your new email and password to log into your Linkedin account. Your account will be logged out from all devices on which it was opened, as it is now necessary to enter the new password instead of the old one.
In order to protect your account from theft, you need to set a strong password as mentioned before, also enable two-factor authentication, in addition to setting an app lock if you want, all these steps are important and effective to secure your account.
I work with a lot of professionals who can no longer get access to their LinkedIn account because they signed up for the account under a prior email to which they no longer have access and so the password retrieval email goes to their old email which doesn’t help them one bit.
While this is a frustrating situation, it is not hopeless.
There are many instances when you no longer use or have access to the email address used to register your LinkedIn account. You lose or change your job suddenly, your company changes its email and you forget to change your email, you’re in transition and you forget to update your email on your LinkedIn account.
It is important to note that not only will you not be able to immediately access your account without access to your email (because it’s your log-in) but none of your connections can contact you by email if you don’t update it – they’ll be emailing you at another address to which you don’t have access.
Your LinkedIn InMail messages and notifications will go to your old email as well (of course they are safe in your LinkedIn interface – which doesn’t help you because you can’t access it). When you’re in transition, you want people to find you and you want to be able to contact potential employers through LinkedIn ASAP.
One way to avoid this in the future is to always add an alternate email to your LinkedIn account. I recommend that you sign up for your account with your personal email because that email will be with you no matter where you land professionally and the odds of you staying at the same position for the entirety of your career today are very slim.
Note that you can log into LinkedIn with a different email that you display in your contact information section, so that’s why I always recommend that users sign up with and use their personal email instead of their work email. The only downside to this is that any notifications and emails from LinkedIn will go to their personal email rather than their work email.
Here’s how to reclaim your LinkedIn account when you have no access to the email you used to sign up for the account.
LinkedIn suggests first trying to sign in with a secondary email address that’s associated with your account. The platform allows you to sign in with any email address associated with your account.
- If you have access to your email address but can’t remember your password, find out how you can reset your password.
- Once you successfully sign in, add another email address or a phone number to make sure you can always access your account in the future.
- If you are not receiving the password reset link, find out how to troubleshoot not receiving LinkedIn emails.
If you haven’t been able to recover your password or don’t have access to an email address associated with your account, you can try to recover your account by verifying your identity. To do this, LinkedIn uses a technology that processes encrypted scans of your government-issued ID to can help get you back into your account as quickly and securely as possible.
Note that LinkedIn says it only use the ID information you provide to verify who you are, and it states that it only holds onto it for a short period of time while your account issues are being resolved. Generally, scans and any associated personal information are permanently deleted within 14 days.
To get started, you’ll need:
- A smartphone or computer with a webcam.
- Your driver license, state-issued ID card, or passport.
- An email address where we can reach you.
- Access to a desktop computer.
Follow the steps below on desktop:
- Once you begin the identity verification process, you’ll be asked to take a photo of your ID with your smartphone or webcam.
- Enter the email address associated with your account so that we can locate your account, and follow the onscreen instructions.
- On the following page, click I don’t have access to my email address. First, we’ll ask you for a new email address. Next, we’ll ask you to provide a valid passport or government ID.
- After you’re finished, LinkedIn will process your information and be in contact to assist you further. It takes anywhere from 24 hours to a few days for them to respond.
Note: If you only have one email address and it has bounced, you won’t be able to send a confirmation link to yourself. You will have to verify your identity to regain access to your account.
We recommend following the steps in this order to assist you with resetting your Microsoft account and if that isn’t successful, how to try and recover your account.
Tip: The steps below are for forgotten passwords. If you want to make changes to a known Microsoft account password, see Change your Microsoft account password instead. For help with your updating your password in Windows, see the help articles in the Windows account help.
Reset your password
If the password you typed is incorrect, you’ll see a message that says:
Your account or password is incorrect. If you don’t remember your password, reset it now.
We recommend following the steps below to resolve your password issues. If you already tried this but it didn’t work, move ahead to Step 2: If you can’t reset your password.
1. Select Forgot password?
If the Enter password window is still open select Forgot password?
(Or go directly to Reset password and enter the username name again for the account you’re trying to reset and select Next).
2. Verify your identity
For your protection, Microsoft must verify your identity before you can proceed with resetting your password.
How to verify your identity depends if you previously added security info to your account and if you can still access them. Select from the two options below.
Option 1: You received and can select a verification option
Select which option to send the verification code to.
Option 2: No verification options are given or you can no longer access any of the options
If you don’t see an option for where to send a code or you no longer have access to any of the verification options shown, you won’t be able to reset your password this way.
Try the solutions listed in Step 2: If you can’t reset your password. If those don’t work either, or if you selected I can’t receive a code from this verification page, you’ll begin the account recovery process.
Go directly to Step 3: Help with the Microsoft account recovery form for tips to complete that process.
3. Get a verification code
Depending on the contact method you chose, retype the first part of the email address or the last four digits of the phone number hinted at in the previous window.
Select Get code.
Microsoft will send a verification code to the email or phone number you selected.
Go to the recovery phone or email for where you expect to receive the code.
Tip: If you didn’t receive a message, check your junk folder or if you selected the phone option, make sure your phone has service and can receive texts, and verify your phone isn’t set up to block texts from unknown numbers.
4. Enter code and reset password
Paste or type the code you received and select Next.
Type your new password and select Next.
You successfully reset your password
If you successfully reset your password, now is a good time to set a reminder to verify your security contact info, or make changes to it. See Security best practices for more info.
We all move on, we change job roles or change email accounts and only when we go to reset our LinkedIn password or logon do we realise we forgot to change our account email address (if you want to know how to change your email address on your LinkedIn profile read this blog).
If you were smart enough to put a couple of email addresses on your account (maybe work and home) you can always login with any of the other addresses on your account and problem solved, but if not you might think you’re in trouble but you’re not! LinkedIn has a process for this.
You can use a clever bit of tech that scans government issued ID such as driving licence, ID cards, passports and more (you can find a list for all countries and supported ID types here) to prove your identity and get your access back.
This might feel a little heavy, but you also have to bear in mind a) that some less honest people might try to reset your account to access your details so it cuts both ways and b) LinkedIn says they permanently delete your information within 14 days.
To get started, you’ll need:
1. Computer with a webcam or smartphone.
2. Government issued ID.
3. An email address where LinkedIn can reach you.
4. Access to a desktop computer.
Follow these steps on a desktop:
1. To start this process with LinkedIn click here.
2. Once you begin the identity verification process, you’ll be asked to take a photo of your ID with your smartphone or webcam.
3. Enter the email address associated with your account so that they can locate your account, and follow the onscreen instructions.
4. On the following page, click I don’t have access to my email address.
5. They’ll ask you for your current or new email address.
6. Then they’ll ask you to provide a valid passport or government ID.
I hope that helps you to get over the challenge of getting back into your LinkedIn account, but sadly from our side we cannot do anything from here as we’re not LinkedIn!
Brady Gavin has been immersed in technology for 15 years and has written over 150 detailed tutorials and explainers. He’s covered everything from Windows 10 registry hacks to Chrome browser tips. Brady has a diploma in Computer Science from Camosun College in Victoria, BC. Read more.
If you don’t use a password manager, those complex passwords can be pretty hard to remember. If you’ve forgotten your Facebook password, you can’t really recover that same password, but it’s easy enough to recover your account by resetting your password to something new.
Whether you’ve forgotten your Facebook password, or have had someone else change it without your permission, Facebook offers a pretty simple way to recover. And what we’re talking about here is recovering your account if you’ve totally forgotten your password. Changing your Facebook password is a little different—that’s when you know your current password, but just want to change it to a new one.
Recovering Your Password
After an unsuccessful login attempt, Facebook should show you a “Recover Your Account” button under the password field. Go ahead and click that.
Note: If you’ve forgotten both the email (or phone number) and your password, you’ll have to head to the Facebook homepage, and click the “Forgotten Account” link under the login fields instead of using the technique we’re talking about in this article.
Next, enter the email address you used to sign up for your Facebook account, and then click the “Search” button.
If Facebook finds a match, it shows you on the results screen. Click the “This Is My Account” button.
Depending on what type of information you provided when you set up your account (and the security settings you configured), you may be presented with different options to reset your password. Choose a method, and then click the “Continue” button.
Have Facebook Send a Code by Email
After you receive the code in the email you used to set up your account, you can click the “Click here to change your password” link, and then copy the reset code and paste it into the Facebook site. But, it’s easier to just click the “Change Password” button in the email and circumvent the whole code entry process.
Either option will take you to the same place—a screen prompting you to type a new password. Choose a strong password, and then click the “Continue” button.
Using Gmail To Login
If you connected your Gmail account to Facebook when you signed up, you also can log into Google to gain immediate access to reset your Facebook password. This bypasses the confirmation email and code being sent to your email address at all.
A pop-up window will open with a secure login screen for your Gmail account. Click on the account you signed up with.
On the next screen, type your Google password, and then click the “Next” button.
Type the new Facebook password you want to use, and then click the “Continue” button.
Resetting Active Sessions After Changing Your Password
After you’ve reset your password, Facebook gives you the option to log out of active sessions on other devices or stay logged in.
If you just forgot your password, believe your account is safe, and don’t want to hassle with signing in again on other devices, go ahead and choose the “Stay Logged In” option.
If you suspect at all that your account was compromised, choose the “Log Out Of Other Devices” option instead. All current sessions on your PC, phone, tablet, and so on will be signed out, and you’ll need to sign in on them again using your new password.
Next you’ll be taken through a couple steps to help secure your account. If you suspect that someone may have had access to your account, Facebook can check to see whether there are any recent changes to your basic information (name, profile picture, and so on), installed apps, and your activity.
That’s it. Click “Go To News Feed” and you’re done.
Setting up Better Security
Facebook provides multiple options for keeping your account secure other than just using a standard password. You can set up two-factor authentication, specify authorized devices on which you can sign in, name trusted contacts, and more. Reviewing these settings can really help keep your Facebook account secure.
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There are many different ways to lose access to your company page. Don’t panic, you haven’t lost it completely and there may still be a way to regain access. Here are some tips on recovering your company page when you’ve lost control.
Creation of the Page
If wasn’t ever an admin on your company page, but notice one was created it may have been automatically generated by LinkedIn. This means a page has been created to house the information your team has given. If someone puts your company in their experience and doesn’t link the official page, if one exists, then you’ll have duplicates or a newly created page from LinkedIn itself.
Alternatively, you may have been in contact with a digital marketing agency to up your internet presence on LinkedIn. They could have created a page for you and not made you an admin just yet. In this case all you need to do is communicate with them you’d like to be an admin on the account.
Finally, a business with a similar name has created a company page for themselves before you had the chance. There is not much to be done here, as everyone is allowed free reign on the site. But, if you feel the company isn’t real you can still contact LinkedIn customer service who can deal with the issue.
To recover your LinkedIn company page, or remove an auto-generated company page you’ll need to contact LinkedIn customer service. Ensure you have all the details you need in order to complete the process.
You will need:
- Your email address linked to your personal account
- A direct link to the company page
A direct link to the company page you’d like to claim/close down
You’ll also need to make sure that you have the proof you need in order to show you are the official company representative. This may include a company email address registered to a real domain. This prevents anyone from just pretending to be the owner of any company.
Why Not Just Make a New Company Page?
One of the key reasons to stay on top of your pages is to avoid confusion. If you’re looking to promote your company there is nothing worse than confusion. If you have multiple pages all you’re going to do is start a game of where’s wally with your business. Ensure that you shut down false company pages. If anyone stumbles upon them, it’ll make your business seem lazy or worse incompetent when it comes to using LinkedIn. Recover your LinkedIn company page as soon as possible.
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Very often people set complicated password and then forget it to block themselves from accessing important emails.
But no worries, today we will show you how to easily recover your email password without resetting password.
If you have lost or forgot password for any of the below email accounts,
- Yahoo Mail
- Microsoft Account
- Windows Live Account
- Outlook Account
- Apple iCloud Mail
- AOL Mail
- Zoho Mail
- GMX Mail
- Yandex Mail
then here are simple 2 steps to get back your forgotten email password instantly.
Step 1: Install Email Password Recovery Pro software
Using the Email Password Recovery Pro software now you can instantly get back password for any Email account.
It is very easy to use for anyone. Once you download it from here, install it on your computer as shown below,
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After installation, just run this software on your computer.
It will automatically find and instantly recover all your email passwords as shown below,
Here is quick video showing how to use this software,
Here is how this software works. When you login to your Email using browser or email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, your login password is stored in encrypted format on your computer so that you don’t have enter it every time. This Email Password Pro software can automatically discovers & decrypts all the saved email passwords from the encrypted store.
This software can help you recover your stored mail passwords from top 30+ browsers & email clients like Outlook, Thunderbird, Mailbird, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera etc
- This software can only recover previously saved email passwords from your computer
- So make sure to run it on the computer where you have logged in earlier
- Always first download & try with trial version as mentioned. If it works then order full version
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That’s all congratulations. Now any time you forget mail password, you know what to do.
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