Did you forget your Youtube password? Or probably you think you didn’t but Google keeps telling you that you inputted a wrong password. Whichever it is, in this article you’ll learn how to change your YouTube password.
In case you may not already know, the password is one of your strongest security on the internet. These days, most of the websites that you sign up on would ask you to include numbers, figures, case sensitive alphabets and symbols in your password just to make them super strong.
Some tech-savvy even advise you have different passwords for your different social accounts just in case anyone of such sites gets hacked, hackers won’t be able to access your other accounts.
Makes sense right?
To a point it does, but we’re all human and the stress in having to recall the exact login for each particular account whenever we want to sign in is just so uncomfortable.
Delightful we have Password Managing applications that can save all our passwords without us having to remember them all. If you have lots of passwords and you don’t want to go through the pain of forgetting them, you can simply use any of these trusted Password Manager.
Youtube password and Google password explained
According to Wikipedia, YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries
Google as a lot of us may already know, is the almighty search engine. According to Wikipedia, Google is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.
Within the years, Google bought some services and for the sake of unison they decided to link all services together in that with your single Gmail account, you can use all Google services. In plain terms, you can use Google Drive, Android, google photo, google map, google mail, google play store and the rest of them with just one email.
This also implies that your email and password for your Gmail account is the same with your email and password for Youtube, google drive, google map, play store and the rest of Google services. As such, if you forget your youtube password, you have as well forgotten your password to your Google account and the rest of Google service.
How to change YouTube password
If you were unable to sign in to Youtube, then you may want to reset your password. For situations where you can’t remember youtube email or password, then you have to find your account.
What to do if you can’t remember Youtube email
First and foremost, open www.accounts.google.com in your internet browser. On the page that opens, you’ll be asked to input your email. But since you can’t remember your email, click on Find account.
On the next page that opens, you’ll be asked to enter the recovery email or phone number attached to that your account. Simple type in the phone number or recovery email.
On the next page, you’ll be asked to enter the first and last name on your account. If what you type corresponds with the names on your account, Google will send a verification code to that your phone number or recovery email.
After typing the verification code on the page that opens, Google will show you the email you have forgotten.
What to do if you can’t remember YouTube password
If you remember your email but you can’t remember your password, this is what you should do.
Go to www.accounts.google.com. Enter your email and click on next. You will be required to type in your password but since you can’t remember your password, click on forget password.
Next, you will be asked to type in the last password you remember. Type in any password you might have used previously. But in case you can’t remember, you can as well use the “Try another way” method of verification.
If a phone number or recovery email is attached to your account, Google will request to send a verification code to it. After entering the verification code in the space provided on the next page, Google will ask you to create a new password.
Now, go to www.youtube.com and sign in.
How to change your Google Account password on Computer
Supposing you want to change your google account password for any reason, here’s what to do.
Go to www.accounts.google.com. Enter your email and password to log in
If you successfully signed in, you will be taken to google account manager.
On account manager, click on Security and select password.
Google may ask you to sign in again. After signing in, enter a new password and click on change password.
How to change your Google Account password on Android
Open the settings app on your Android tablet or phone. Next click on Google >> Google Settings and then Google Account.
Tap Security, located at the top
Under singing in, tap on Password
Google may ask you to sign in again. After signing in, enter a new password and tap on change password.