How do I recover access to my YouTube account? Easy guide step by step

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Whether you have forgotten your password or it has been stolen, recovering a YouTube account is possible.

In this article we are going to give you the keys to do so and so that you can easily delete that video that you uploaded and now you do not want it to circulate on the network, for example.

How do I recover my YouTube account?

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When it comes to regaining access to your YouTube account you have several different options, depending on what you remember.

If you don’t remember your password or have lost it, don’t worry, recovering your YouTube password is easy.

We are going to show you in detail how to recover a YouTube account depending on what you remember.

How to recover a YouTube channel if I don’t remember the email address?

Every Youtube account is associated with a Gmail email address.

If you want to log in to your YouTube account, you will have to do it through a Google email account. If you have forgotten it, don’t worry, let’s see how you can recover it.

The first thing to do is to go to and click on the icon shown in the upper right corner.

Once you are logged in, Google will ask you to enter your account information to access your content. It is at this step where you should click on the option “Forgot your email address?”

Once you have clicked on this option, you will automatically be redirected to the recovery page.

In this case, you have two options.

The first one will ask you to enter a recovery email. When you set up the account at the time, as a security measure, you could set up a second recovery email account.

You would have to have forgotten both email accounts at the same time for you not to have access to your account, so let’s hope this is not the case.

If you can access your other account, simply enter the recovery account and you will receive the relevant steps to recover your YouTube account.

The other option is to enter the phone number. This is another recovery option that you should have entered at the time. This means that if you did not set your cell phone as a recovery option at the time, you will not be able to set it now.

When you enter your mobile number, Google will ask you what your name is and you will have to answer with the name you entered when you created the email. Remember that if you have entered a false or fictitious name, that is the name you should enter and not your own.

Once this is done, you will receive an SMS to the number you entered so that you can enter it in the next confirmation tab.

Simply enter the code sent and you will be provided with the name of your Google/Youtube account that you forgot.

How to recover YouTube account with username?

YouTube was not always Google’s. If your account is older than May 2009, you would access your YouTube account through a username instead of an email account.

In order to recover your YouTube account through this user you will need to link your account to a new Google account.

You can do this by logging in here and entering your username and password. When you do, you will be able to link it without any problem to a new Google one you create from scratch. On the contrary, if you do not remember your password, it will be impossible to complete this process.

How to recover my YouTube account if I don’t remember anything?

If you don’t remember anything, unfortunately you will never be able to recover your account. As you can imagine, without a user account or an alternate account, you cannot set a pattern for remembering an account.

However, you have other options. In case you want to delete a video from that YouTube account that you cannot access, we recommend you to report the video to YouTube.

This way you can have some control over the situation and, perhaps, with direct contact with YouTube you will be able to recover the account if they establish some kind of link.

Recover suspended YouTube account

If you have violated Youtube’s policies, your account may have been suspended. If you think it was a mistake or should not have happened, you can try to recover the account.

In this case, log in to your Google account as usual and, in the “Help” section, you will be able to fill out a form to retrieve it. In this form you must include your personal data, the e-mail address of the account and, in addition, describe exactly what happened and the reasons why you think they made a mistake.

Once submitted, the moderators will review it and consider your appeal.

It is likely that they will decide to maintain the sanction for a period of time, return it to you or not at all, depending on the seriousness of the rule you have violated.

Recover deleted YouTube channel

Delete a YouTube channel is a definite decision.

If you have deleted your channel and now you regret having done so, there is no way back, you will not be able to recover it. Think carefully about the reasons that may lead you to delete a channel, as this is an irreversible decision.

Recover hacked YouTube channel

Recovering a hacked YouTube channel is quite simple.

However, before proceeding in this case, we recommend that you make sure that your computer is virus-free or you may lose it again.

When your YouTube channel has been stolen, most likely your password has been changed. In this case, you should log in to your Google account and choose the option “I forgot my password”. At this point you will be prompted for security questions or alternative email addresses where you can reset your password again.

Once you have gained access, completely change the password to a new one and, if possible, to a more complicated one.

Clean your computer well and try not to access your YouTube account from public computers. With these simple steps, you will always have your account protected.

Recovering access to YouTube is quite simple in some cases but if you have more complex problems related to deletion contact us and we will help you solve them.

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