LinkedIn account recovery is important, primarily because the business social media network doesn’t allow its users to have more than one account. And, while you can request the platform to delete it and create a new one, you shouldn’t give up that easily. For one, there are multiple ways to sign back in and continue where you left off in your job-related efforts. The only obstacle is the number of options available to you, which directly depend on the precautions you’ve taken beforehand. So, let’s jump straight into how to recover LinkedIn account without email.
Start by gathering information
Sign in to all e-mail accounts you suspect you could’ve used for LinkedIn and search for “linkedin”. Don’t forget to check Spam, Junk, and Promotions folders. Alternatively, try all active phone numbers you own in step 3 below.
1. Recover LinkedIn account without email via secondary email or phone number
Follow these steps to recover LinkedIn account through phone number or secondary email:
- Visit the LinkedIn Login page.
- Click on Forgot password?
- Enter your secondary e-mail address or phone number and click on Reset password.
- Type the 6-digit PIN that was sent via SMS or as an e-mail message, depending on what you chose.
- Enter the new password twice, and sign back in.
2. Recover LinkedIn account without email by providing ID
For this to work, you must know at least one of these 3 things: primary or secondary e-mail address or phone number. You don’t need to have access to any of them, though. Here’s how LinkedIn account recovery without email via ID works:
- Follow steps 1 through 3 above.
- Enter any of the 3 types of information you know.
- Because LinkedIn can’t send the PIN, click on Can’t access this email/phone? at the bottom.
- On the Provide a new email address window, enter a new e-mail address twice. They will assign that email to your account at the end of the recovery process.
- Recommended. Enter your LinkedIn public profile URL right away, or click on Search to look for it in their user account database. Your profile must be public.
- Click on the Continue button.
- Take a picture of your government-issued ID, driver’s license, or passport with a smartphone camera or a webcam.
- Once you get a confirmation of identity, you can reset your password and start using the new e-mail address.
3. Contact LinkedIn Customer Support
The trouble with contacting LinkedIn Customer Service is that you must be signed in to use webchat or an internal ticket. Obviously, you can’t do that. So, here’s a potential solution for LinkedIn account recovery:
Use an alternative contact form
Although designed for recovering a restricted LinkedIn account, this Contact Us form can be used when signed out. They will most likely ignore you or reply that they cannot help. But, if you run into a good-natured representative, they might assist you further.