Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me
looking for freeware

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Protect Your Facebook Account

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 by | Filed Under: Security Help, Social Networking, Using The Internet

If you use Facebook, getting locked out of your account is a real pain. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to retrieve your password. But, for those steps to work, you need to have an e-mail address and phone numberĀ  set up with Facebook for retrieving your password.

You also need to make sure that the phone number and e-mail address are current. Let’s look at how to set up your account so that retrieving a lost password doesn’t turn into a major hassle.

Start out by going to your Facebook homepage. Click the littleĀ  arrow in the upper-right-hand corner. Choose Settings from the drop-down menu.


First up, select General.


Under General Account Settings, check e-mail. Make sure it’s set to your current e-mail address.


To change the e-mail address, click edit. This is also how you can add an additional e-mail address. That’s not a bad idea. Because you could also get locked out of an e-mail account. Especially, if someone steals your ID.


Your current e-mail will be displayed. To add another e-mail or phone number, just click “Add another email or mobile number.”


You can then just type in the e-mail you wish to use.


You can change your primary contact e-mail by choosing the button next to the address. Removing an address is as easy as selecting Remove.


You can also add or update a mobile phone contact number by clicking Add another email or mobile number. Choose Add your phone number?


Then you can add a phone number.


~ Cynthia


Tags: , , ,

One Response to “Protect Your Facebook Account”

  1. EZgoing says:

    Why do sites like this insist on a mobile number and not also offer a land line? Living in a dead zone, our cell number is about worthless, especially for these types of things.


Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

looking for freeware
WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive