Can You Activate a New Phone with a Recently Changed Google Account Password?

Environment

  • Forgotten Google account password
  • Activation of a brand new Android phone

Answer

You may change your password for the same Google account that you'd like use to activate your new phone.  Google will allow a new phone to be added to your Google account immediately following the password change, with no wait period needed.  

Additional Notes

If you reset your Google account password while factory resetting a currently active phone, it may lock you out for at least 24 hours


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