According to Down Detector, 76% of users reported problems with the website, while 16% claimed the search engine was down, and 8% reported login problems. Some users even started to report problems late yesterday evening. Hundreds of complaints from UK users have been filed with Down Detector. Losing access to your Google / Gmail account can be an incredibly frustrating and unhappy experience. When researching this article, I came across several accounts of people who had been locked out of their accounts after forgetting their passwords — and a few who had still not been able to get back in, even after several weeks. How can I unlock my Gmail account without a phone number and recovery Gmail, Gmail Not Sending emails.
What to do when the “Gmail not working” issue occurs?
There could be multiple reasons why you encounter the issue- Gmail not working. Irrespective of the device you use, the common reasons are system bugs or that the notifications might be disabled in your mobile app. Another reason could be the system optimization measures that restrict Gmail from working in the background.
- Go to Google Account Recovery.
- Enter your email.
- Select “Try another way to sign in”
- Click on “Try another way”
- Click on “Try another way” again.
- Wait for 48 hours.
- Check your email for the recovery link.
Changing your password might come in handy. Here’s how you do it.
- Go to http://myaccount.google.com or login to your Gmail account (click on your account icon and go to ‘Manage Your Google Account’) to access your Google account.
- Once you have accessed your account, go to ‘Security’ on the left-hand side of the page.
- Here you will find a section titled, ‘Signing in to Google.’ The first option under that section will show you when you last changed your password. Click on the option.
- Why is my Gmail Not Working on Apple iPhone, iPad?
- Solution #1: Visit the Gmail website and check for alerts
- Solution #2: Review your recent devices on Gmail
- Solution #3: Perform Captcha Reset
- Solution #4: Make sure IMAP is Turned on
- Solution #5: Remove Gmail account and set it up again
- How to remove Gmail account from iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR,
- How to add Gmail account on iPhone
- Gmail Not Syncing on iPhone
- Gmail Calendar Not Syncing on iPhone
- Solution 1: Enable Calendar in Gmail App
- Solution 2: Check Fetch and Push Settings of Gmail App
- Solution 3: Sync Default Calendar
- Solution 4: Delete and Add Gmail Account
- Steps to Add Gmail Account
Force stop the Gmail app and relaunch
Here’s how to force stop Gmail app to fix not working issues:
- Go to Settings
- Tap on Apps/Apps and Notifications (it can differ from device to device, choose accordingly)
- From the list of apps, tap on Gmail
- Now, tap on the “Force stop” option present on the bottom of the Android screen
After you’re done, make sure to relaunch the app and see if the issue is resolved.
SET UP A RECOVERY EMAIL ACCOUNT
Your recovery email account can be another Gmail account, another email account from a different service, or even a relative’s or friend’s account. (Make sure that relative or friend is security-savvy.)
- Go to the “Ways we can verify it’s you” section (see above) and click on “Recovery email.”
- Type in your chosen recovery email address and click on “Verify.”
- Google will send a six-digit verification code to the email address you entered. Go to your email, copy the code, and go back to the recovery page to enter the code. (You have 24 hours before you have to get another code.)
- You should get a small pop-up indicating that your recovery email has been verified.
How to reset your Gmail password
if your Gmail account not working due to Forgetting your Gmail password? Head to Google's Account Recovery page, where you'll be prompted to enter your email address and the last password you remember using with the account. If you can't remember any password, select 'Try another way, and Google will send a notification to your phone – that's if you've added a recovery number to your account, that is.
How to Reset Your Password without a Recovery Gmail
Google has a recovery process for people who do not have access to their verification emails or phone numbers.
- Enter your email into the Account Recovery login.
- Google will ask you questions to verify that the account belongs to you. The questions will be about previous passwords you can remember, the best guess on your old security questions, etc. Answer as many questions as possible.
For security purposes, there are no special tricks to recovering your password. Someone from the Google team will have to discern, based on the information you have provided, that the account is eligible for recovery. If you do not successfully answer the questions, they encourage you to try again.
How Can I Create a Gmail Account Without Verification?
There are multiple ways you can create a Gmail account without verification. One of the easiest ways to do this is through the Gmail app because no matter how you sign up you can opt out of giving a phone number for verification. Another way is to input your age as 15, as Gmail will assume you don’t have your own phone number yet.
Gmail won’t load in the browser
What if you want to access your Gmail account in a web browser and the webpage is unable to load. First, you need to be sure that you use a supported web browser. Gmail works absolutely fine on the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge.
Sometimes, several applications or extensions restrict Gmail to work properly on the browser. Just to confirm, try to open your Gmail account in the incognito window. If it works fine there then disable extensions one by one and check which one is creating trouble.
Enabling two-step verification
Google offers two-step verification for Gmail, which adds an additional layer of security to your account.
Your Gmail address and password combination is the first step in gaining access to your account – enabling two-step verification means adding a second step, making it harder for intruders to gain access to your account.