Did you just delete your Gmail account by mistake or intentionally and you want to recover it? You’re lucky! You are in the right place. Here, you will see a very simple way to recover a deleted Gmail account.
Google has made it possible for you to recover your Gmail account because they understand that such could have happened incidentally. They also know that you may need the account itself or the data therein.
What were the things I deleted together with my Google account and can I recover them?
While you were deleting your Gmail account, you also deleted your files and other important data you have in the account. This is exactly the reason we advice that you always back up your files before you delete your account.
If you downloaded your data or backed it up by any means before deleting the account then, no need to worry. Your data are safe.
On the other hand, if you did not back it up or download it before you permanently deleted it, you may not get them back again. If it’s been a while you deleted it, you may not access it again. But if you just deleted it a little while ago, you can still recover it. In other words, you have a short amount of time to try to recover it.
Apart from losing files and other data in the account, you won’t also be able to access different platforms associated with the account.
How long does it take for a Google account to be permanently deleted?
It takes 30 days for your account to be permanently deleted. Within the thirty days you have the opportunity to either retrieve the account or allow it to delete permanently.
This simply means that once it’s more than 30 days from the day you chose to permanently delete it you may not retrieve it.
So, if the account deletion is still within 30 days, you are lucky. Let’s proceed to the next level.
How long will it take to recover a permanently deleted Gmail account?
You will recover it immediately if only you take the right steps. There is no need keeping you waiting when the details are correct.
On the other hand, if you are not sure of the recovery details, you won’t succeed in the process.
How to recover a forever deleted Gmail account
Important: ensure you still remember the login details as you would need to verify that the account actually belongs to you.
- Firstly, visit the Google account recovery page.
- Enter the email address you want to recover and click “Next”
- On the next page, simply tap “Next” button.
- Enter the current password of the Gmail account you want to recover.
- Click “Next”
Guess what, boom!
- Your account has been successfully recovered (if only your password is correct). You will also get an email immediately telling you that you have recovered it.
- Finally, click the “continue” to proceed to your Google account.
What do I do after recovering my Deleted Gmail account?
I can’t recover my Google account, what do I do?
The only alternative is to try replacing the old account with a new Google account.
You requested that the account be permanently deleted. By simply giving such command in your account, Google processes it and does what you want. In other words, it is assumed you do not want to see the account again or anything related to it. Therefore, it’s been deleted forever and you can’t recover it again.
Recovering your Gmail account is as easy as when you take the steps above. Ensure you delete your account cautiously. Ensure you download your files in to your device, upload to Google drive or transfer them in to a flash drive.
Thank you for reading this article. Feel free to contact us for more help if you need it.