How to recover your Facebook account
Are you having trouble remembering your passwords or accessing your account? Perhaps you’re stressing out that you may have been hacked? Well, in any case, restoring your Facebook account utilising reliable Facebook account recovery solutions shall be covered by this article, so buckle up!
In order to regain access to your Facebook account, you can use one of several automated methods. Many are based on the information you provided when you set up your account, which isn’t helpful if you can’t remember the most important piece of information you provided when you set up the account — your password. Also, some information will be out of date, like your recovery phone number or your active email address.
And even if all methods listed below fail, we’ve got an alternative for you right at the very bottom of the article.
Firstly, make sure that you aren't still logged into Facebook somewhere else!
Android and iOS Facebook apps, as well as mobile browsers may all be used to access the site, so you might be logged in on them.
If you are logged in, you can ‘recover’ your account by simply changing the password, and it can be done without a confirmation reset code!
But if you are not logged into Facebook on other devices or browsers — try Facebook's Default Account Recovery Methods.
If at all feasible, log into your Facebook account using the same internet connection and computer or phone that you've used on a regular basis in the past. If Facebook detects your network and device, you may be able to reset your password without having to provide any extra information to Facebook. But first and foremost, you must authenticate your account.
Find and recover your account by providing contact information
The best option is to directly go to the Facebook Recovery Page.
To sign in, enter an email address or phone number that you previously associated with your Facebook profile. When looking for a phone number, test it both with and without your country code, for example, 1, +1, or 001 for the United States; all three variants should work just fine. Even if it doesn't explicitly say so, you may use your Facebook credentials to log in — instead of your mobile number or email.
Your profile will be summarised once you have successfully identified your account, as seen in the screenshot below. Please double-check that this is indeed your account and that you still have access to the email address or phone number mentioned before proceeding. The option of choosing between email or phone recovery may still be available to you.
If everything appears to be in order with the contact information that Facebook has on file for you, though, click Continue. A security code will be sent to you by Facebook.
Retrieve the code from your email or phone (depending on whatever method you used), input it, and rejoice in the knowledge that you have regained access to your Facebook profile.
At this point, you have the option of creating a new password, which we highly advise you to do.
If you don't receive the code via email, check your spam folder, or make sure you can receive text messages from unknown senders if the code doesn't arrive to your mobile.
If you are still unable to receive the code, choose Didn't get a code? from the drop-down menu. You can return to the previous screen by clicking the X in the bottom-left corner of the Enter Security Code box.
Maybe you'll get lucky and discover that you don't, in fact, have access to the account at all!
Log back into your Facebook account
You should immediately reset your password and update your contact information if you have regained access to your Facebook account after a suspected hijacking.
To keep your Facebook account safe, follow two simple rules. Don't forget to get rid of any email addresses or phone numbers that you no longer have access to. Also, enable two-factor authentication on all of your social media accounts in order to prevent a loss of access in the future.
Don’t forget, the Facebook Help Community is a great place to find answers to your issues.
If all else fails, creating a new Facebook profile might not be as bad as you think
Over the past few years, we've received a large number of letters from users who were unable to regain access to their Facebook accounts, despite following each and every one of the instructions listed above.
Typically, their contact information was out of date, the recovery codes offered by Facebook were ineffective, or the corporation never responded to their request for identification verification. And at that point, you’re pretty much out of options.
You have to accept the fact that you must move on. Even though it's painful, you must learn from your mistakes and register a new user account.
Always include legitimate contact details, don’t forget to up the security on your Facebook account, and completely re-create your profile from the ground up. Despite the inconvenience, it’s a better option than doing nothing. Not to mention, you won’t have any of those embarrassing old photos, and you can only add people as friends that really matter to you now.