Losing access to your Coinbase account means that you will not be able to buy, sell, or trade with cryptocurrency. At times, users create a Coinbase account and then do not use it for a long duration. But, the next time they try to log in, they seem to have forgotten the Coinbase login password. As a result of this, they move on to creating a new Coinbase account and what they see is that they could not sign up as well because their information already exists with the portal.
So, in that case, all you are left to do is reset the password of your Coinbase account or recover your username. Well, the Coinbase account recovery process is extremely simple and can be completed in a few minutes in case you have the details that are needed by Coinbase. On the other hand, if you want to recover your Coinbase wallet, then you will need your secret recovery phrase which is also known as the seed phrase.
Method to recover a Coinbase account
First of all, we shall try to have a look at the steps that you need to follow in order to reset your account password. After that, we shall learn how you can recover your Coinbase wallet. So, let's take the discussion forward:
- From a browser, you need to first navigate to https://www.coinbase.com/password_resets/new
- This shall open the password reset page on your system
- Now, enter the email address that you used for Coinbase login
- Then, you need to click on the "RESET PASSWORD" button
- Wait until Coinbase emails you the instructions for password reset
- Thereafter, open the email from Coinbase and follow the given prompts
- This time, make sure to set a password that is unique and easy to memorize
- After you have reset the password, try logging in again
Recovering a Coinbase wallet
- From the wallet app, go to the settings menu and log out of it
- Now, exit and reopen the app to reach the main page
- Here, you need to click on the "I already have a wallet" option
- Now, choose one of the recovery methods i.e. from Google Drive or Recovery Phrase
- Based on the option you have chosen, follow the remaining steps
That is how you can quickly recover your Coinbase login account or wallet. Account recovery will be a difficult procedure if you do not have access to the registered email address. In the case of Coinbase wallet recovery, you need to make sure you have access to the 12 words secret recovery phrase. In the absence of these details, the recovery process would be very difficult and your last resort would be to contact Coinbase Support.