Deleting a Google account isn’t something you’d usually do by accident: it’s not the same thing as removing an account from an Android phone, for instance.
However, if you have deleted an account, then realized it was the mistaken one, or you changed your mind, you might be able to bring it back.
This applies to a Gmail account too, since Gmail is the email service that’s part and parcel of a Google account – you can’t really have one without the other.
How Long do I have to Restore my Gmail Account?
Google says you have a 2-3 week grace period during which it’s possible to recover your account and – with it – your emails in Gmail.
The procedure will also restore documents in Google Drive and reactivate all other accounts within the Google-verse, including YouTube, Google Play, Feedburner and it should bring back content you bought such as movies, books, music and more.
This is what you would have seen when deleting the account:
If you had subscriptions to various websites, these may have been cancelled and might need to be re-started afresh.
So How Can I Restore my Gmail Account?
Sure, let’s get to the point: these are the steps you can try to get back a deleted account.
Answer the security questions to prove the account was really yours. It doesn’t necessarily matter if you can’t remember the latest password from the account, as long as you have an older one, or some other information such as a backup phone number.
Follow the instructions to recover the account.
The process could take a while, so be patient. Also, be prepared to set a new, strong password for the account.
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