Is Gmail not working for you today? When it hits the fan, you need to get it fixed, but how? First of all, click this link , then bookmark it, then tattoo it onto your left bicep, just in case. Orange dots indicate there is or was trouble.
You can go back about two months if need be. All of those will come back, once you reset up your account. Forgot password One of the most common reasons someone loses access to their gmail account is because they have forgotten their password. Fortunately, Google has a number of tools you can use to recover that password.
Have you ever noticed that any time you forget your password on another service, like Netflix, the recovery option is almost always to have it emailed to you? These are the recovery methods you can use to get access to your account back. Answer the questions as best you can and you will be given access to your account once more. Briefly, 2-step verification adds a second layer to your security by requiring a second acknowledgement of a login attempt.
If so, you can use the Google Authenticator app. Simply download the app on your phone. The easiest is with a QR code. On your computer, go to the 2-step authentication page, and scroll down to Authenticator App.
Click on that and follow the steps to scan the QR code. However, you can choose for this to be a landline. The downside to that choice is that you have to be at the place where the land line is, but it is an option. Finally, if all else fails, you can also use backup codes. Backup codes are generally used for occasions when you lose your phone, or cannot receive authentication codes by any other means. These need to be generated in advance. Backup codes are sets of codes you can use to log into your account in lieu of your 2-step verification.
Backup codes come in sets of Theese are one-time use codes — they become inactive as soon as you use them. If you generate a set of codes, all unused codes from your last batch are deactivated. I generated a new set of codes after taking that screenshot. To generate a set of codes, visit the the 2-step verification page and scroll down to the backup codes area. Sync issues Gmail can fail to sync for a lot of different reasons, and a failure to sync can manifest itself in a number of ways.
In any of these cases, you can try several steps to get things back up and running. Update the Gmail app. Sometimes an older, outdated version of the app can have trouble getting mail from Google. Making sure you have the latest and greatest version of the Gmail app will resolve a lot of sync issues. Have you tried turning it off and on again? Check your Gmail settings. Should you have to make sure sync is on? Accidental taps happen, and if Gmail sync gets turned off, nothing gets synced.
Most of the time that will work. Missing messages If your Gmail is missing emails that you know are in there, the most likely cause is that you accidentally deleted or archived them. You can check this easily enough by clicking on the Trash folder in Gmail. You can also search for mail by typing in the search box. Often, browser extensions or applications can interfere with Gmail as well. If Gmail works there, try disabling browser extensions one-by-one until you find the culprit.
Sometimes cookies or temporary files can break Gmail as well. The same test — using incognito mode — is a quick way to test that behavior as well. Finally, you might want to try disabling any Google labs you have running.
The easiest way to do that is to visit this website. This will automatically disable any labs you have running so you can test the Gmail client without them. If it works, again, try disabling all labs, and re-enabling them one at a time. If Gmail fails again, you have your culprit. It is an awful feeling when it goes down. Hopefully some of these tips have helped get you back on track. While some email clients do this automatically ….