How to Recover a Forgotten Password to Your «LinkedIn» Account

Read this article to discover how to restore access to your LinkedIn account. Here is a detailed tutorial on how to restore a forgotten or lost password to your account with this social network.

How to Recover a Forgotten Password to Your «LinkedIn» Account

No matter how exactly you choose to store your passwords, there is always a chance of losing it. That is why it is important to have an effective method of restoring access to your account even if you lost a password forever.

In case a password is lost, LinkedIn lets users reset the password and create a new one which they will be able to use to sign in. The procedure is quite easy and won’t take long.

Open a browser and go to the LinkedIn, website, and then click on the hyperlink Forgot password?, which is located next to the Sign in button.


In the corresponding fields, enter either your email address or phone number which you have used when creating your account. Then click the button Find account.


LinkedIn will send you a message containing a verification code for resetting the password to the specified email address.


Check your email to see the code.


Enter the code into the corresponding field and click to submit it.


If you chose to enter your phone number, you will receive an SMS containing a special code.

Submitting the code takes you to the final stage of resetting the password.

It lets you create a new password for your account (make sure you use a complicated password to improve security of your account). After entering and confirming the new password, click Submit to complete the procedure.

If you are changing the password because you suspect your account has been hacked or someone has gained remote access to it, check the box for Require all devices to sign in with new password, which you can see in the same page under the password fields. This setting will force sign-out from this LinkedIn account opened on other devices, and entering the new password to sign in again will be required.


You will get a message saying your password has been changed. Now you can go to the LinkedIn main page by clicking on Done. To ensure security of your account, the social network will suggest you to add the two-step verification feature.


As you may have noticed, the procedure for restoring access to a LinkedIn account when a password is lost does not require any special knowledge, and takes only a short time. All you need is a few simple steps to reset the old password and create a new one to sign in to LinkedIn.

Vladimir Artiukh

Author: , Technical Writer

Vladimir Artiukh is a technical writer for Hetman Software, as well as the voice and face of their English-speaking YouTube channel, Hetman Software: Data Recovery for Windows. He handles tutorials, how-tos, and detailed reviews on how the company’s tools work with all kinds of data storage devices.

Oleg Afonin

Editor: , Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is an expert in mobile forensics, data recovery and computer systems. He often attends large data security conferences, and writes several blogs for such resources as, Elcomsoft and Habr. In addition to his online activities, Oleg’s articles are also published in professional magazines. Also, Oleg Afonin is the co-author of a well-known book, Mobile Forensics - Advanced Investigative Strategies.

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