You’ve likely forgotten your password for a certain site at least once before, but that’s alright, and so have the rest of us. 

If Facebook seems to be next on your list of apps that you can’t seem to log into due to a forgotten password, continue reading as we’ll explain everything you need to know about resetting it so it doesn’t happen again. 

 

How to Reset Password on Facebook

The process for resetting your password is pretty much the same throughout all social media sites. You’ll need a valid email address that’s associated with your account for it to be successful, so be sure to check on that first.

To get started on resetting your password, follow these steps:

  • Log into your Facebook account with the password you remember using last and click “Forgot password” once the alert pops up.

FB Forgot Password

OR

  • Click on “Forgot password?” at the bottom of your screen. 
  • Enter your phone number or email that Facebook can use to search your account.
  • After Facebook locates your account, they’ll send a code to either the number or email that you provided to confirm that it’s your account.
  • Enter the code, then choose if you want to be kept logged in or to be logged out of all other devices. 
  • Create your new password and follow the remaining steps. 

Facebook Forgot Password

FB Find Account

FB Confirm Account

FB Code Verification

FB Log out Devices

 

FB Create New Password

 

How to Reset Password on Facebook on Desktop

If you find that it might be easier to reset your password using a desktop, that works too. Facebook also offers the option to go through this process on a website browser. To get started, follow these steps:

  • Open facebook.com in your browser. 
  • Log in to your account. 
  • Click on your profile icon in the top right-hand corner, then click “Settings & Privacy” from the drop-down menu.
  • Click “Settings.”
  • Click “Security and login” on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Under Login, click the Edit button next to “Change password.”
  • Type in your current password and what you want your new one to be, then click “Save changes.”

Facebook Settings

Facebook Settings

FB Security Login

FB Password Change

 

How to Change Name on Facebook

If you feel like updating some other things while you’re on Facebook, changing your name might be something you want to do next. To get started, follow these steps:

  • Open the Facebook app. 
  • Tap on the three horizontal line menu bar in the bottom right-hand corner. 
  • Tap on the Settings icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Under Account, tap on “Personal and account information.”
  • Click on “Name.”
  • Enter the new name you want to be displayed on your account.

Facebook Menu

Facebook Settings

Facebook Name

For more information about changing your name on Facebook, follow this link where we’ll go through some other tips and tricks you might find helpful. 

 

How to Change Name on Facebook on Desktop

If you would rather change your name using a desktop, then you’re in luck! Facebook offers users the option to change their name using a website browser also. Here’s how to get started:

  • Open facebook.com in your browser. 
  • Log in to your account. 
  • Click on your profile icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click “Settings & Privacy,” then “Settings” from the drop-down menu. 
  • Under General, click on the blue “Edit” button next to “Name.”

Facebook Settings Facebook Settings

Facebook Account Settings

For more information about changing your name on Facebook, follow this link where we’ll go through some other tips and tricks you might find helpful. 

 

Conclusion

Having to reset your password because you forgot it is something that happens to everyone. Now that you know how to go about this process, updating your password now and then is never a bad idea to avoid hackers. 

Next time you feel like you should update your password on a social media site, chances are that you probably should. Take what you’ve learned from this blog post and begin resetting your Facebook password if you haven’t already. 

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