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"I Can't Remember my Gmail Username!"

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What happened?

So you finally decided to log in and check that email account you created months ago, when your friend finally convinced you to sign up for Gmail. But you realize when you get to the sign in page, you don't even know your username!

What should you do?

The first place to go if you have forgotten your username is to the Google Accounts page. You are asked to enter the secondary email address you provided at registration, as well as your name, and you are able to retrieve your username with that information. Google will send an email with your username to your alternate address. Once you have received the email, you will be able to go back to Google and reset your password with the username.

There is also an option to enter your phone number, if you happened to use that information when you created the account.

Hopefully that is all it takes for you to update your password to your account and for you to begin to enjoy the Google experience!

But what if I didn't enter an alternate email?

If you didn't enter a secondary email address, then things become tricky! The first thing would be to track down a friend or colleague you have sent an email to - they can give you your email address and that will be your username. You can use that to access your account, and recover your password if necessary, following the process listed above. Hopefully you were able to email someone before forgetting your username!

If you haven't sent any emails, then don't worry about it too much and just sign up for another account. And this time - write it down, send an email immediately to a friend, and enter an alternate email address as a backup. There is also the possibility that you may find out your username as you attempt to create your new account and it tells you the username is already in use.

By taking these steps you should hopefully never have to visit this hub again!

Good luck! Let us know how it works out!

Comments

dammy on May 08, 2018:

pls my Facebook get block and I have forget the gmail that I use

kozawlatt on December 12, 2015:

I forgot old gmail username and password

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JR (author) from California on January 29, 2014:

Ask a friend that you sent an email to for your username - it will match the email address you used to email the friend!

sanath on January 28, 2014:

pls this is urgent tell me how can I get my password and user name both I can't remember the both

JR (author) from California on November 21, 2013:

Try asking a friend who you have emailed before to help you - they should have the address in their email account.

JR (author) from California on November 21, 2013:

Find someone who you have emailed in the past and ask them what your username was. Hopefully that helps!

Roberto Gil from Bronx, New York on November 21, 2013:

I had the same problem because I forgot my password. It happens to all of us, you might have forgotten your password or username and now need to recover it or in other instances, you might have been hacked or left your account open somewhere. But, there is no need to worry, this tutorial will help you get your account back by following a couple of simple steps. I was able to recover my Gmail account following this tutorial:

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muhammea anees ur rahman on October 18, 2013:

please help me to find my username on the gmail and facebook accounts

franco hardy on October 07, 2013:

could you please help me to find my username on the gmail account i know my password just don't know my username please help me

miachel estevez on February 06, 2013:

I had the same problem but was able to recover my account following the steps on this article http://gmailsigninhelp.com/how-to-recover-your-gma...

JR (author) from California on December 09, 2012:

Have you emailed anyone from that account? You could ask them to give you your username, and then use that to reset your password. Good luck!

william magee on December 09, 2012:

i have an email account with gumtree but i don't remember my email account andpassword

JR (author) from California on December 07, 2012:

You can find someone who you emailed from that account and have them give you your username. Hopefully that helps!

JR (author) from California on December 07, 2012:

Do you know your username? You should be able to reset your password.

JR (author) from California on November 01, 2012:

Thanks for the great tip!

melanie on October 14, 2012:

i forgot my first gmail account username that has all my contacts backed up. does anyone know how to try an access it?

ace on October 01, 2012:

when i opened my google account not to long ago @gmail was one of three options i had to choose from and now i can't even remember what the other options were cuz i didn't choose @gmail

Mohamed ElHarras on September 28, 2012:

If you have logged in before with your gmail username on certain PC, you can go to the same PC and get the username from the logging information from the following folder:

On XP – C:\Documents and Settings\"User Name"\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

On Vista - C:\Users\"User Name"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

you can read the full article on http://ellisweb.net/2008/09/where-does-google-chro...

montshiwa on September 13, 2012:

i forgot my password

JR (author) from California on August 16, 2012:

You could ask someone who you have emailed from that address to tell you. Also, did you enter an alternate email address? Try having Google send it to you at the other address

rajeev ranjan kumar on August 16, 2012:

i have forgetten my email addresh so plezzzzzzzzzzzz...... help me , but i haven't forget my passpord

JR (author) from California on August 14, 2012:

Did you send any emails from that account? You could ask someone who you sent an email to. Also, you can enter an alternate email address when you create your account and have a reminder sent to that other email. Good luck!

jhene on August 14, 2012:

Help pls. I just made a new gmail account..but now I forgot my google username and password.And now its lock.what will i do?

JR (author) from California on July 04, 2012:

Do you have an alternate email address you entered? You can have your account info sent to that address.

JR (author) from California on July 04, 2012:

Did you send anyone emails from this account? You could get your username from them.

zander11 on July 04, 2012:

Help pls. I forgot my google username and password.And now,my unit is lock.what will i do?

leslieberrios19@yahoo.com on July 01, 2012:

I can't get in my old gmail forgot username and the email associated wit says account not found please help

lali on April 26, 2012:

GMAIL i want my user name

April.lwandile@gmail.com on April 18, 2012:

i lost my password for gmail n i needit asap.plz its about work

EVANS BOND on April 16, 2012:

LOST MY PASS WORD

amie on April 12, 2012:

how do i retrive my gmail username??? i know my password but i need my username can't create a newone cas i need my oldone to unlock my freakin phone ughhh..

jim lloyd on April 02, 2012:

I lost my password, could u send it via. E-mail. (jim@upreachgroup.com

Thank you, jim lloyd

ps- I really need it!

ruby jha on March 27, 2012:

I lost my username in gmai and orkut A/c and i also forget my passwada

sunil on March 25, 2012:

i wont gat to my email adderss ragester i can't do it help me

sunil on March 25, 2012:

i wont gat to my email adderss ragester i can't do it help me

marius jansen on March 05, 2012:

lost my user name ( gmail ) . can't use my htc . help plzz

sharmamanojdutt on February 28, 2012:

i love my family and my country

Grace on February 20, 2012:

I forgot my user name and I'm mad x(

michael on February 16, 2012:

what is my gamail can you help me

thamsanqa on February 15, 2012:

i forgot my username and yhe password

sanelile on February 15, 2012:

My phone is locked and to unlock it i must get my username and i forgot it

savita khare on February 14, 2012:

i have loss my gmail password ,plz give me new password,help me

tipu........tamana on February 12, 2012:

couldu plz helpe me.i have a gmail account but i can't remember my username or my password and now phone is lock up can somebody tell how to recover password and username please my phone is not receieving no phone somebody help me

Andraste on February 10, 2012:

I forgot my user name for the new account I created for gmail and I gave a second email account and it doesn't show any other account with it. Grrrrrrr....frustrating!

mobolajiayeni on February 10, 2012:

i love u all on gmail

ritika giri on February 10, 2012:

i have forgetten my email addresh so plezzzzzzzzzzzz...... help me , but i haven't forget my passpord

afridi on January 24, 2012:

i don't need help i was cheking that how the people are so stupid. hahaha

Prageeth on January 24, 2012:

I can't remember whether my email account is gmail or yahoo. What should I do now?

boniface benson on January 23, 2012:

i have forgotten my username so i need your help

dilip.majumder2003@gmail.com on January 22, 2012:

I forget password.But now I have need my password.PLEASE Help me

karuna on January 19, 2012:

help me in getting my password back!!!!!

manish sandhal on January 12, 2012:

what

kimberly on December 25, 2011:

i forgot my phones passward and now i have to use my gmail but i forgot it

beekay on November 28, 2011:

I jst created a new @gmail account but I forgot my username

ebony williams on November 24, 2011:

i have a gmail account but i can't remember my username or my password and now phone is lock up can somebody tell how to recover password and username please my phone is not receieving no phone somebody help me

marilyn alvarado on October 22, 2011:

well i lock my phone and i forgot my gmail and password how can't i unlock it cause my phone doesn't want to open

karen on October 21, 2011:

im locked out of my phone can't remember email or password...

any one have any good options

myrao on November 11, 2010:

I forgot my username and password and now I locked out my phone some one please help me.

deep on July 08, 2010:

i don't remember my username. i know what my password is plz help me

Rokshan on July 07, 2010:

my pass word is not propos

luane on June 22, 2010:

it works, thank you so much

GBL on June 16, 2010:

Hi! I just got a new iphone and was required to put in my information for connecting my gmail. I have no idea what my user name is. When I did a gmail inquiry the results indicated that no information was found. Advice?

sploge101 on April 28, 2010:

youtube and gmail linked, now youtube won't accept its password, it wants gmail password, though i can't remember it. so now i can't get on my youtube account to even unlink it, and neither google or youtube have a decent contact to resolve this.

James Paul on March 28, 2010:

I forgot the email id

mohith on March 27, 2010:

i lost my gmail password and my secondary email is not active. now gmail is asking for security question answer,unfortunaly i forgot the answer also.

can any help me how to get my password back, i have so many important mails and contacts which i can't lose.

pleease any one help me on this

el3ctr0 on February 25, 2010:

I had to make a gmail acc 3 times so far... I think that connection between youtube and gmail is so fu*ked up... I always forgot freaking username on gmail.. When i delete gmail from youtube.. i returns always next time i come again!!!

I wrote this time everything... fu*k.. i have too many mails!!!

RP on February 21, 2010:

I was trying to retrieve my username and entered my secondary email address. I received my email, BUT there were two usernames associated with my secondary email address. Mine and someone I don't know. How did that happen? and what do I do to delete them from being associated with my account.

Amy on February 08, 2010:

I have the same problem. With the phone thing. FML.

dsaas on January 29, 2010:

https://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd?servi...

tod on December 26, 2009:

I have the exact same problem

steve on December 15, 2009:

made a gmail account,,,never put a secondary email,,,forgot the email account now i'm locked out of my phone htc dream,,,now what

Anshu on December 02, 2009:

I m in a big trouble......

How it is possible that the user name from which I login daily that is not Valid..

That shows it is not active.

Can somebody help me out.....plzzzzz

anshi_khullar@yahoo.co.in that's mine alternative email id.

Anshu on December 02, 2009:

I m in a big trouble......

How it is possible that the user name from which I login daily that is not Valid..

That shows it is not active.

usaha on November 28, 2009:

several time i have forgot my user name or password

amey on September 30, 2009:

i have forgot my username

because its very big.

Bernadine Bolles on August 23, 2009:

Just can't remenber what name or passward I use, as I only use it one or twice.

Thank You

mohit on March 24, 2009:

contact me

mohit on March 24, 2009:

hai

hey .. guys iam in trouble ?? help me ... i need to find how to find e mail address without adding him as a friend on March 20, 2009:

hey .. guys iam in trouble ?? help me ... i need to find how to find e mail address without adding him as a friend

gue on February 18, 2009:

please tell me in char1s_t@yahoo.com. i forgot my username and password...so i can't edit my blogger...please somebody help me..????thanks before.

JR (author) from California on January 28, 2009:

Hi Sanu Zone - if you have your alternate email, you should be able to enter that email address on the google accounts page https://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd?servi...

They will send an email to the other account with your username.

Good luck!

sanu zone on January 28, 2009:

i forgot my gmail user name. plzzzzzzz give me my user name. my other e-mail is shanu.zone@yahoo.in my user name of gmail is heena parveen & in orkut profile is heena parveen dehradun 21 years old

shanu on January 28, 2009:

i forgot my gmail user name. plzzzzzzz give me my user name. my other e-mail is sanu.zone@yahoo.in my user name of gmail is heena parveen & in orkut profile is heena parveen dehradun 21 years old

mit on December 14, 2008:

i know my username but forgot the password and don't have the secondary email id can someone pelase help me what to do .

hi on November 25, 2008:

i made my youtube account with this email and i know the password

pradeep on November 04, 2008:

i foregot my username

henry wong on August 11, 2008:

I just create an new gmail account, but I'd forgot that account username !

jason on July 19, 2008:

can't sign in my gmail account which is delvin.berry

shova on June 08, 2008:

hi. i forgot my gmail account . so plz tell my gmail id in e4first@hotmail.com sending the message in my hotmail id.

exinco from Malaysia on January 19, 2008:

if fact i register this second email for my second paypal, i never use it yet for sending to friend. now i lost both gmail account and paypal account. my big mistake.

by the way thanks guys for response, i try to remember my username.

Dalriada Books Ltd from UK on January 19, 2008:

Try to register another one, gmail will show the error message: this username is already taken. Then most probably that username is yours which you can not remember.