How to change or reset your Gmail password

Last Updated on 
February 23, 2024
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Chang Chen
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If you're anything like me, you use Gmail as your primary inbox that's connected to all your banking, social media, work, and client accounts. As such, it's crucial to keep it safe.

Passwords are the first line of defense, and it's imperative to change them periodically.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to change your Gmail password.

How to reset a Gmail password on a computer

To change your password from any browser:

     1. Go to your “Google Account”.

     2. Click “Security” on the left.

How to reset a Gmail password on a computer

     2. Under “Signing in to Google”, choose “Password”.

How to reset a Gmail password on a computer

     3. Sign in again and enter your new password.

     4. Click “Change password”.

How to change a Gmail password on Android

To change your password from an Android phone or tablet:

     1. Go to your device's “Settings” > “Google” > “Manage your Google Account”.

How to change a Gmail password on Android


     2. Select “Security” at the top

How to change a Gmail password on Android

 
     3. Under “Signing in to Google”, choose “Password”.

How to change a Gmail password on Android

     4. Sign in again and enter your new password.

     5. Tap “Change password”.

How to reset a Gmail password on iPhone and iPad

To change your password from an iPhone or iPad:

     1. Open the Gmail app and tap on your profile picture in the top right.

     2. Tap “Manage your Google Account” and select “Personal info”.

How to reset a Gmail password on iPhone and iPad

     3. Under “Profile”, choose “Password”.

     4. Sign in again and enter your new password.

     5. Tap “Change password”.

How to reset or recover a Gmail password

The best way to recover a Gmail account is with phone.

You can reset or recover a Gmail password:

     1. Visit the Gmail recovery page.

     2. Enter your email address and click “Next”.

     3. Because you've forgotten your password, click “Try another way”.

     4. Gmail will allow you to choose how you would like to receive the recovery code if you've set up a recovery phone number associated with your account. Choose between “Text” and “Call”.

How to recover Gmail password without phone

     1. If you don't have your phone on you, you can follow the same steps as above by going to the Visit the Gmail recovery page, then enter your email address and click “Next” then ****click “Try another way.”

How to recover Gmail password without phone

     2. You can click “I don't have my phone” at the bottom and proceed to step six.

     3. If you have another email associated with your Gmail account, Google will allow you to receive the recovery code to that email. Click “Send”.

     4. If you don't have access to the recovery email account or have not set up your recovery phone, you will need to click “Try another way”. Next, Google will request a different email address that you can use. The team at Google will assess your situation individually and determine where they can help you recover the account.

     5. Enter your recovery code.

     6. Finally, create a new password.

What happens after you change your Gmail password

As soon as you change or reset your Gmail password, you will be automatically signed out of that account on all your devices. This means that you will need to log back in using the new password.

Pick a strong password for Gmail

When you change your password, make sure it's difficult to guess or crack. This means using at least 12 characters, including upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special symbols.

Also, do not reuse the newly created password for any of your other online accounts. Even if you follow all the rules for creating a strong password, it won't matter if you use it for multiple accounts. For instance, if one of the online services or sites you use experiences a security breach, hackers could obtain your super strong password. Then, they would have access to all your accounts that use that password.

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