How to change your Gmail password

How to change your Gmail password in just a few quick steps

Want to know how to change your Gmail password? You’ve come to the right place. For security reasons, it’s always a good idea to regularly change your email password — and for many people that means Gmail.

Even if the client is one of the most popular in the world, with more than a billion users as of 2016, that doesn’t mean everyone knows their way around every nook and cranny. Here’s how to change your Gmail password in a few easy steps.

Step 1: Sign in to your Google account

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Head to the Google MyAccount page and click the blue Sign-in button in the top right-hand corner.

Input your login details as requested and, if needed, verify your identity using two-factor authentication.

Step 2: Open your security settings

Click on the Sign-in & security button and you’ll be presented with a number of options. Scroll down until you find the section Signing in to Google.

Step 3: Change your password

Find the section titled Password. It will tell you when you last changed it and whether you have 2-step verification activated. Click the Password button and when prompted, input your password again to confirm your identity. You’ll then be asked to input a new password. Make sure it’s complicated, with a mix of numbers, letters, capital letters, and special characters. If you’re worried about forgetting it, use a password manager.

Once you’ve verified the password, the change is complete and your account is nice and secure. This is also a good time to double-check your other account details, such as two-step verification and recovery methods.

Changing your password with the Gmail Android app

If you access your email on an Android tablet or smartphone, the method for changing your password is a little different, but no more complicated.

Open the Gmail application and click the three-line menu icon in the top left-hand corner. Next, select Settings from the bottom of the menu and then choose the account you want to change. Click Manage your Google account, followed by the Menu button and then Security. Alternatively, you can scroll along the top menu and tap the same option.

Tap the Password section and input your current password. Then input your new one, confirm it and you’re all good to go.

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