This post was last updated on September 20th, 2013 at 05:50 pm
So you have forgotten your Facebook password or you are not simply able to sign in using the email and password that you remember. Well, there are two possibilities; one, you have forgotten the password and second, someone has hacked your Facebook account. Whatever the case may be, in this article we will give you an overview of options provided by Facebook in order to gain access back to your account.
1. Default Account Recovery Option
You may have forgotten the password to your Facebook account or the email address you used while making the account. There is also a possibility that someone has hacked your account and now you are not able to sign in. In any case, the first thing that you will be required to do is to prove your identity. You can try by providing your email address, your phone number or your full name and name of some of your friends as well. The recovery page looks like the screen shot below.
If you will be able to successfully identify your account, a password recovery page will be shown to you. Double check all the information before proceeding and setting a new password for your account.
It is recommended to fill in your email address and other contact information so that the new password and code can be sent to your email address or mobile number.
Once you have got access to your Facebook account again, search for any email addresses or phone numbers that you don’t use and remove them from your Facebook profile. This will ensure the security of your Facebook account.
2. Has your information changed?
There is a possibility that the email address and phone number that you used while making your Facebook account are no longer in your use. In this way, you will not be able to get account recovery information from Facebook. Facebook will let you inset a new email address that you use so the recovery information can be sent to you. Click on the link that point towards having no longer access to your information and then you will see a rest password page. Follow the instructions provided by Facebook.
3. Can you trust on your friends?
If your account has been hacked and above both methods are not working for you then Facebook will ask you to provide information about some of your friends. Activation codes will be sent to those friends and you will be required to collect those codes. Once you will provide Facebook with those codes, your account will be reactivated again.
4. Is your account compromised?
If you are not sure what is the problem with your Facebook account then you can report it to Facebook. In many cases, accounts are hacked and are used to send spam links to other people so it is your ethical responsibility to let Facebook know about this issue.
Facebook will let you reset your account information as described in first process and you will regain access back to your Facebook account.