What to Know
- Select Recent Logins or go to Facebook Find Your Account page and enter your information.
- Select how you want to receive the password reset code and choose Continue.
- Enter the security code you received and select Continue. Enter a new password.
This article explains how to reset your Facebook account password on a desktop computer. It includes information on resetting the password in the Facebook app for mobile devices.
How to Reset Facebook Password on the Desktop
Many users opt to stay logged in to Facebook on their computers and mobile devices so that it's easy to access the social media site. However, when you're inadvertently logged out, you may not remember your password. You can't recover your password because Facebook doesn't know it, but you can reset it.
Here's what to do from Facebook on the desktop in a browser:
If you're on a device that was recently logged in to your Facebook account, Facebook may be able to save the day by presenting you with Recent Logins. If you see your account profile, select it to log in to your account automatically.
If you’re on a new device or Facebook doesn’t remember your last login, navigate to the Facebook Find Your Account page.
Alternatively, from the login page, select Forgot Password.
Enter your email address, phone number, your full name, or your username. Then, select Search.
Facebook lets you search by your name in this field, which is handy if you can't recall the email address you used when setting up your account.
If you entered an email address or phone number and Facebook finds a match, select how you want to receive your password reset code and then select Continue.
If you registered a phone number and email with Facebook, you see options for receiving your code by text or email. If you only registered an email, this is your only option.
If you entered a name in the search field, Facebook shows you matching search results. Select This Is My Account if you see your profile picture, or select I am Not in This List.
If you selected I am Not in This List, Facebook asks for a friend's name to identify your account.
If you selected your account, choose how you want to receive the password reset code and then select Continue.
If you found your account but don't have access to the phone number and email you set up, Facebook can't verify your identity.
If you found your account and selected a method for receiving your reset code, enter the security code you received and select Continue.
Enter a new password and select Continue. You've successfully changed your password.
Facebook displays a message advising you to log out of other devices in case someone else has access to your old password. Select Log out of other devices or Stay logged in, and then select Continue.
You're back in your account, ready to share and like.
Reset Facebook Password From the Facebook App
If you use Facebook on an iOS or Android device, here's how to recover your account.
On the Facebook login screen, tap Forgot Password.
Enter a phone number, email address, name, or username.
Select Confirm via Email or Confirm via Text, depending on your settings, and then tap Continue.
Enter the password reset code.
Choose Keep me logged in or Log me out of other devices and tap Continue.
Enter a new password and tap Continue. You're now back in your Facebook account.
- How do you log in to Facebook without a password?
You can choose to save login info on the browsers and devices of your choosing. Go to Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security & Login. Select Edit next to Save Your Login Info.
- How do you get a login code for Facebook?
If you enabled two-factor authentication on Facebook, you can get a code via text on your mobile phone, using a third-party authenticator app like Google Authenticator, or by tapping your security key on a compatible device.
- How do you check your Facebook login history?
Go to Menu > Settings & Privacy > Settings > Security and login. Under the Where You're Logged In section, you should see a list of devices that are logged into your Facebook account.
- Why can't I log in to Facebook?
If you're having trouble logging into Facebook, first check to see if the site is down. If it's not down, you can try logging in with a different browser or try clearing your internet cache and cookies. If you can't remember your password, or you think you've been hacked, recover your account and change your password.
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If you created a Spotify account using your Facebook account, use your Facebook username and password to log in.