Facebook – Forgot Password or Can’t Login?

Facebook Forgot Password

Facebook Forgot Password or Can’t Login? – How to Change Your Password on Facebook – Reset Your Facebook Password from the Website or Facebook App Recover Old Accounts

You’re trying to log into Facebook but forgot your password or can’t log in, you’ll need to do a Facebook password reset. It’s possible that you may be able to recover your Facebook password from web browser saved logins or if you use a password manager. You may be able to recover a Facebook password that you forgot using the Facebook app and your contacts.

If you have to do a Facebook password reset, then you’re going to need access to the email address or phone number associated with your Facebook account. There are some alternate ways, like verifying your identity or using trusted contacts, to recover a forgotten Facebook password but those are a little more difficult. Instructions for changing Facebook passwords or recovering a forgotten password are included in each section.

Change Facebook Password Without Old Password

You can change your Facebook password with the old password by doing a Facebook password reset. Both the app and Facebook.com can be used for a password reset.

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  1. Go to Facebook.com
  2. On the blue bar at the top of the screen, click the down arrow on the far-right side
  3. Choose Settings to open the General Account Settings page
  4. From the left- hand menu, choose Security and Login
  5. In the login section click the Edit button next to Change password
  6. Select Forgot your Password?
  7. Choose how you want to receive the confirmation code – via text or email
Facebook Forgot Password
Facebook Forgot Password Screenshot

How Do You Change Your Password on Facebook?

You can change your Facebook password using a web browser or the Facebook app. To change your password on Facebook in a web browser go to Facebook.com in web browser like Safari, Chrome, or Firefox, and navigate to your Facebook profile. From your profile page, follow the instructions below.

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  1. Go to Facebook.com in web browser
  2. On the blue bar at the top of the screen, click the down arrow on the far-right side
  3. Choose Settings to open the General Account Settings page
  4. From the left- hand menu, choose Security and Login
  5. In the login section click the Edit button next to Change password
  6. Enter your current password
  7. Enter a new password that is unique and hard to guess
  8. Enter your new password again
Facebook Forgot Password New Password
Facebook Enter New Password

It’s a good idea to protect your Facebook account by using a strong password. If a hacker or someone else figures out your Facebook password and you use the same login credentials across multiple online accounts, an unauthorized person can gain access to more of your accounts and steal personal information, photos, videos, or your money. If you can’t remember a unique password for each online account or have trouble creating strong passwords, then consider using a password manager.

Using the Facebook App

  1. Open the Facebook app on your phone
  2. Tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the app screen
  3. Scroll down to Settings
  4. Choose Security and Login
  5. When the Security and Login page opens tap Change password
  6. Enter a new password that is unique and hard to guess
  7. Enter your new password again

You should use password manager to create strong passwords that are unique to each online account. Also consider accessing your Facebook using a phone that has biometric login capabilities – either fingerprint scans or facial recognition. If your phone doesn’t support biometric logins, then consider upgrading to a phone and operating system that supports the latest security features. Using biometric login is the best way to secure your phone, laptop, computer, and all online accounts. This will protect your personal information, privacy, and your money.

How Do I Recover My Facebook Password?

If you need to recover your Facebook password there are few ways to do it. If you allow web browsers to store your passwords, you may be able to recover your Facebook password in plain text. Safari, Internet Explorer, or Firefox web browsers also store passwords. If you use Chrome to save your passwords, you can follow the instructions in this post. You’ll be able to use Chrome saved passwords to recover your Facebook password and use it to log in on the web or in the Facebook app.

If you use a password manager to store and encrypt all of your online account passwords you can also recover your Facebook password that way password managers are secure way to create and store hard to remember passwords that are unique for each online account password manager and newer phones with biometric logins are the best way to secure any app.

How Can I Recover My Old Facebook Account?

You can recover your old Facebook account if you have access to an email address or phone number associated with the account. You can do this using the app or the website. The Facebook app is a little bit easier to use. Go to the Facebook.com or open the app. Try to log in using your email address or phone number, and the last password you remember using for your Facebook account. If you can’t log in, you’ll have to reset the password following the instructions in the change your password section.

Facebook App Forgot Password
Facebook App Forgot Password

Recover My Old Facebook Account Using Facebook App

  1. Open the Facebook App
  2. Tap Find Your Account
  3. Choose how to let Facebook help you recover your account

You can allow Facebook to access your phone contacts or your email to help you recover your old Facebook account. Basically, Facebook will be looking through your email and phone contacts for information that is associated with you and an old Facebook account. This is a useful account recovery tool if you’ve ever used an alternate email or phone number with your Facebook. Choose which method you want Facebook to use to help you recover the account, either email or phone contacts. Follow the prompts on the screen.

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Facebook-App=Access-Contacts

Can I Contact Facebook To Reset Password?

No. Facebook only has self-service tolls and an FAQ section to help you with Facebook password reset questions. If you have a Facebook business account and are running large advertising campaigns, your advert account representative may be able to help you recover your account.

How to Recover Facebook Password Without Confirmation Reset Code

You may have lost your phone or laptop that you used to log into Facebook and need to recover your password without a confirmation code. If need to recover your Facebook password without using a confirmation reset code you can try some alternate ways of logging in try using an alternate email or a phone number that may be associated with your Facebook account under Facebook privacy in settings users have the ability to add alternate contact information that will be associated with their account if you done this then you may be able to log in.

If you have added other Facebook user as your Trusted Contacts, they can help you recover your Facebook password.

If you don’t have another email or phone number to try, and other methods of logging in when you forgot your password are not working, you can verify your identity to recover your Facebook password with a confirmation code.

  1. Go to facebook.com/login/identify and follow the instructions
  2. You’ll have to use a computer or mobile phone that you have previously used to log into your Facebook account
  3. When you get back into your Facebook, follow the instruction in previous sections to reset your password reset your password

Michelle writes about cyber security, data privacy focusing on social media privacy as well as how to protect your IoT devices. She She has worked in internet technology for over 20 years and owns METRONY, LLC. Michelle earned a B.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Michelle published a guide to Cyber Security for Business Travelers