Here we’ll show you the steps to recover your Facebook account if you’ve hacked access to it for any reason, including forgetting your password or becoming victim to hacking.
Automatic account recovery features on Facebook rely heavily on the data you submit and verify at signup. You’ll likely be able to access your account if you still need to complete the information or if it’s out of the current.
However, we will show a backup option in the method. All other recovery attempts are fruitless.
Five Options for Regaining Access to Your Facebook
Failing to have any backup recovery options set up makes Facebook account recovery difficult. Please be aware that many of the below options need time and persistence. Still, many had prevailed, even when it appeared that nothing would work.
Please take note that all the information currently available about Facebook account recovery is include on this page. Message Facebook’s Help Center if you need further assistance.
Check whether you’re still logged into Facebook on another device.
Verify that you aren’t logg into Facebook on any device before attempting account recovery. You can use a mobile browser on your tablet or Kindle or a different browser or profile on your computer.
A Facebook “password recovery” process that doesn’t require a confirmation reset code may be possible if you have access to the service from another location, albeit this process will create you create a new password.
You can refer to Section 1a of our guide for further instructions on how to proceed password to your account. Set up Facebook’s two-factor authentication option now.
If you have set two-factor authentication but have misplaced your code generator, follow these steps to recover access to your Facebook account.
Utilize Facebook’s Default Account Recovery Methods
If you have exhausted your options for locating a device on which you are still logged into Facebook, you will need to use one of the recovery methods.
Suppose you can access Facebook from a device and network that you’ve used regularly in the past. You can reset your Facebook password without providing any further information if Facebook is already familiar with the network and device you’re using. However, you must first identify your account details.
One option is to access your profile and recover your account there.
You can use this feature if you can log into another Facebook account, that of a friend or family member, and then navigate to your profile page. Keep in mind that doing so will necessitate logging out of the other account.
Find your profile on a friend’s buddy list, open it, and click the… on or below your profile image (in the mobile app, the three-dot menu will show up below the picture) to proceed with this option, and then select Find Support or Report Profile.
Use Facebook’s “Find Help” or “Report Profile” features to get your account back.
Click the “I Can’t Access My Account” option on the following menu.
You can select the “I Can’t Access My Account” option from the menu to indicate that you are having trouble logging in.
Finally, select Recover this account and click Done to start the account recovery account, which will log you out of the active session.
The “Recover This Account” menu appears once the “I Can’t Access My Account” option is selected.
This method also leads to the Reset Your Password window described in Option 2. Your account will be restored using the information you added for your recovery contacts.
The second image below has detailed instructions if you need further help with the subsequent recovery stages.
Second Choice: Contact Information Recovery
If you can’t access Facebook or would rather not log out of another account, you can still access the Facebook recovery page by opening a new browser profile, such as a guest profile.
Enter a contact account you’ve already added to Facebook, such as an email address or phone number. Try entering the number with and without the country code; for the United States, that would be 1, +1, or 001. A Facebook handle is permitted even if this is not explicitly stated.
A profile snapshot will identify once you’ve successfully placed your account. Verify that this is your account and that you have access to the associated email or phone number before continuing. Both email and phone recovery options may be available.
After locating a user’s account by their email address, phone number, or user name, Facebook will prompt them to reset their password.
If you are among the people who can no longer use the No longer have access to these? option, read on to the following section.
If the information Facebook has on file for you checks out, go ahead and click the button that says “Continue.” Get a verification code from Facebook.
Find the code in your email or phone (depending on your chosen method), enter it, and then celebrate your restored Facebook account.
Recover your Facebook account via the “Enter Security Code” menu.
We recommend creating a new password at this time.
Check your junk mail (email) folder, enable text messages from unknown senders, and ensure you have yet to block Facebook’s number on your phone if you don’t receive the code.
Click the link labelled “Didn’t get a code?” if you still have trouble receiving the code. Return to the previous screen by clicking the Back button in the Enter Security Code window’s bottom-left corner.
You can try again, or you may learn that you never had access to that particular account.
Returning to Your Facebook Account? log In
After regaining access to your account, if you have any reason to believe that your Facebook account was hacked, you should immediately change your password and update your contact information.
Important measures for protecting your Facebook account. Take care to delete any contact information that you no longer use or can’t access, such as old email addresses or phone numbers.
To prevent this from happening again, you should turn on two-factor authentication for all your social media accounts.
Changing Your Contact Details
Most of the time, the aforementioned options won’t work to recover your Facebook account. It’s possible you can no longer access the contact information you added to your profile, such as your email address and phone number. A hacker may have altered this information.
Facebook lets you enter a new contact email or phone number to facilitate account recovery.
To get started, please visit the link. Do you no longer have access to these? Click the button in the bottom-left corner of the Facebook password reset page (described above) to start the account recovery procedure. To recover you in regaining touch with your Facebook account, the social media platform will request your current email address or phone number. To proceed, please click the Next button.
Do not make Facebook wait to contact you; give them your contact information now.
Wait to do anything until Facebook contacts you to confirm your identity. The wait will be worth it.
See if Someone Hacked Into Your Facebook Account And Sent Spam Using Your Account
If you can’t access your Facebook account because it was hacked and spam is being posted in your name, Facebook needs to be notified immediately.
What this does is start a procedure very like the one describe above. Although you’ll need the same data to verify your identity, you’ll have the option of using either your current or an old password in the next stage.
This is helpful if a hacker has altered your password, but it could also be useful if you have changed it and then forgotten it. The Account Security page of Facebook’s Help Center has more suggestions for keeping your account safe.
Use Facebook to confirm Your Identity
After exhausting Facebook’s automated account recovery options, your only remaining option is to contact Facebook for help.
You can confirm your identity on Facebook by visiting the page dedicated to the topic in Facebook’s Help Centre.
Suppose you have lost information to your Facebook account and would like to recover access. In that case, you can submit a request by uploading a photo of your ID as a JPEG, entering an email address or mobile phone number that is or linked to your Facebook account, and then clicking the Send button.
You’ll need to provide identification to regain access to your Facebook account.
To access your account, please enter a current working email address or phone number if you do not have access to the previous ones. Explain an email to [email protected] detailing what happened.
Mention that you have previously provided identity documents. Because email is not a secure medium, you should not send any sensitive information in an email.
Either way, it may be weeks before you hear back from Facebook.
You would have almost little chance of recovering your Facebook account if you used a false name.
Create a new Facebook profile if all else fails.
Many people over the past few years have contacted us after trying to recover their accounts but were unable to do so after following each procedure.
In most cases, the company never responded to verify their identity, their contact information needed to be updated, or the recovery codes Facebook provided did not work. You’ll be stuck with no other options. The time comes when you must let go and go on. However painful, it is in your best interest to create over and gain a valuable account.
It’s important to update your profile with several current contact information, password-protect your Facebook account, and start again. It’s inconvenient, but it’s preferable to the alternative.