How to Reset My Facebook Password If I Can't Answer the Security Questions

by Stephanie Ellen

When you initially set up your Facebook account you have to select some security questions. If you lose access to your account, you can answer the security questions and regain access to your account without having to reset your password. It may have been years since you set up the security questions, but if you've forgotten the answers you can still access your account by resetting your password.

Click "Forgot Your Password" below the login on the Facebook home page.

Type your email, phone number or username into the screen.

Click "Search" and then type the security code, or CAPTCHA, into the box.

Click "Submit."

Click "Reset Password." An email will be sent to the indicated address with a security code.

Log into your email account, click the link and then enter a new password.

Tip

  • check If the security question continues to show on your account, you may have to keep on resetting your password. To avoid this, email the Facebook team and ask them to remove the security question from your account. Once they do that, you'll be able to select a new security question.

About the Author

Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.