Now you can easily recover your google account password via text message.Google has now added an SMS option for the password recovery of your google accounts and that’s why recovery of lost password is an easy task. If you want to use this feature then you need to get your phone validated by Google. In the previous case to recover password via email ,its easy to recover your password if you have an active secondary email address, but it is not required in the case of SMS.
How to turn on this feature for your account :
As per official gmail blog :
To turn this on for your account, just sign in, select ‘Change Password Recovery Options,’ enter your cell phone number and click ‘Save.’
Next time you forget your password, enter your username on the password-assistance page, and Google will text you a recovery code. No need to check another email account or even leave the page.
Right now this password recovery option via SMS has been made available in U.S only.
Credits : Official Gmail Blog