AOL is an abbreviation for America Online, one of the country's earliest providers of internet and email services. While AOL's dial-up internet is not as widely used as it once was, many people still use the company's email service. It's a great email service that lets you stay connected with your family and friends – that is if you remember your password. Forgetting your password on any internet service is an annoying and sometimes painful process; thankfully, AOL has made it easy to recover or reset your account's password.
*Please Read* If you don't remember (or didn't sign up with one) your alternate email address, or you didn't use a mobile phone to register, you will not be able to reset your AOL password. If you find yourself in this situation, create a new account.
If you do have access to your alternate email or mobile number, follow the steps below to reset your AOL password.
Reset your AOL password
AOL gives you the option to add backup email addresses and phone numbers so that, in the event that you do lose your password, you are able to get it back through your recovery information.
Next AOL will attempt to verify that you're the owner of the account
Enter your mobile phone number and click "Next".
AOL will now send you a verification code via SMS
When you receive the code, enter it and click "Next".
This screen is where you enter a new password
Make it strong, write it down if you have to.
On the following screen, review your recovery information
Make sure it's correct before proceeding. If you have to edit something, click "Update now".