Facebook is the most renowned social media platform, therefore if you forget your Facebook password, you can also lose access to several other services and apps.
We'll help you better manage your passwords by describing what to do if you've lost your Facebook password in this post.
Check for stored passwords in your browser.
Passwords are typically saved in browsers these days. Check the password manager in your browser to see whether your Facebook login information is there if you're signing in using a different device (or browser)
Resetting Your Facebook Password
We'll go through a few alternatives to help you restore your Facebook password.
Reset Facebook Password
To complete this password reset procedure, you'll need access to either the email address or cell phone number associated with your Facebook account.
You cannot access your Facebook account if you have forgotten or lost your Facebook email or cell phone number!
Go to Facebook.com/login and log in. You should see a screen with two inputs, a blue Login button, a Forgot Account?, and a Create New Account button.
Select Forgotten Account from the menu.
Type in your Facebook account's linked email address or cell phone number!
Facebook then provides you with a few alternatives. You can access your Facebook account via Google if you use Gmail for Facebook. As an alternative, you can decide to send a code.
Facebook will give you a six-digit number through an email if you select to send a code to email.
Paste the security code into the box labeled "Enter code," then click the Continue button.
The next step is to generate a new password.
After entering your new password, click Continue, and then make a note of it.
After that, you may choose to stay signed in or log out of other devices. All devices should be logged out.
Configuring Recovery Codes
Setting up your recovery codes is another technique to avoid being locked out of Facebook—useful if you've lost access to your email or mobile phone number!
Here's how to configure your Facebook recovery codes:
Log in to Facebook settings under Security.
Under the section Two-factor authentication, scroll down to Use two-factor authentication.
Next to Use two-factor authentication, click Edit.
Find Recovery codes under "Add a backup method" and scroll down.
Press Set Up.
There will be a pop-up. Press Get Codes.
Ten codes will be generated by Facebook. With the Get New Codes option, you may either download these or generate new ones.
A recovery codes.txt file will be downloaded and saved to your Downloads Folder when you click download.
In the future, you can regain your Facebook account using these codes.
Printing these recovery codes and storing them in an unmarked physical file system is advised. To prevent hackers from discovering these codes, make sure the file is unrecognizable if you save them on your computer or the cloud.
Increasing the security of your Facebook account
Numerous personal details are stored in your Facebook account, which also grants access to other accounts and apps. The actions listed below are advised if you want to keep your Facebook account safe.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) MFA is a great technique to provide your Facebook account an extra layer of protection. Google Authenticator, text (SMS), security keys, and recovery codes are just a few of the MFA options that Facebook provides.
The simplest approach is to continue using Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication (GA). You will want both your password and a six-digit GA code to access Facebook. You are unable to access your Facebook account without the GA code.
Similar to GA, text message (SMS) verification also uses a six-digit number that Facebook provides to you through SMS.
Even if an attacker manages to obtain your password, 2FA prohibits them from logging in.