How to Change Your Gmail Password


This wikiHow teaches you how to change or reset your Gmail account password. You can do this on desktop, iPhone, and Android versions of Gmail. If you've forgotten your password, you can use Google's reset form to change the password.

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Using the Gmail App on an iPhone or iPad

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It’s the red and white envelope icon typically found on the home screen. If you don't know your password, instead.

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It's at the top-left corner of the screen. A menu will expand.

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It’s toward the bottom of the menu.

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Tap the account for which you want to change the password.

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It's at the top of the page.

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It’s near the top of the page.

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It’s the first option in the menu. Doing so will open the login field.

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It’s the blue button at the bottom of the screen. This takes you to the ″Password″ page.

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Type your new password into the "New password" text box, then re-enter it in the "Confirm new password" text box.

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It's a blue button at the bottom of the page. Doing so changes your password.

Part 2
Using the Gmail App on an Android

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It’s the red and white envelope icon typically found on the home screen or in the app drawer.

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It’s at the top-left corner of the screen. A menu will expand.

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It’s toward the bottom of the menu.

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Tap the account for which you want to change the password.

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It’s at the top of the menu under the ″Account″ header. This opens your Google Account settings.

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If you’re having trouble finding it, tap the ≡ menu at the bottom-right corner, then tap Security.

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It’s under the ″Signing in to Google″ header.

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This takes you to the ″Password″ page.

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Make sure your password contains at least 8 characters, using a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.

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Make sure to type it exactly as you entered it into the first box.

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It’s the blue button at the bottom of the page. Your Gmail password is now changed.

Part 3
Using the Google Account Settings Page on a Computer

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You can use any web browser on your computer to reset your Gmail password. If you aren't logged in, enter your email address and password when prompted. If you don't know your password, instead.

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It’s at the top-right corner of the page. A menu will appear.

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It’s the blue button on the menu.

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It’s at the top of the box on the left side of the page.

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It’s under the ″Signing in to Google″ header.

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It’s under the ″Password & sign-in method″ header, to the left of the date on which you last changed your password.

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This opens the ″Password″ screen.

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Make sure your password contains at least 8 characters, using a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.

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Make sure to type it exactly as you entered it into the first box.

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It’s the blue button at the bottom of the form. Your new password will take effect immediately.

Part 4
Using Gmail.com on a Computer

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Go to in your computer's web browser. Doing so will open your inbox if you're logged into your Google Account. If you aren't logged in, enter your email address and password when prompted. If you don't know your password, instead.

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It's a gear-shaped icon in the upper-right section of the inbox. A drop-down menu will expand.

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This is in the drop-down menu. The Settings page will open.

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It's a tab at the top of the Settings page. If you don’t see this option, use the "Changing the Password" in Account Settings on a Computer method instead.

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You'll find this link in the "Change account settings" section of the page.

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Type your account's current password into the text box in the middle of the page.

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It's at the bottom of the page. Doing so takes you to the password change form.

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Type your new password into the "New password" text box, then re-enter it in the "Confirm new password" text box.

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It's a blue button at the bottom of the page. Doing so changes your password.

Part 5
Resetting a Forgotten Password

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Go to in your computer's web browser. If you're on a mobile item such as a smartphone or a tablet, you'll do this in a mobile web browser.

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Type your email address into the text field in the middle of the page.

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It's near the bottom of the page.

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Click or tap this link in the lower-left side of the page or screen to do so.

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It's at the bottom of the screen. Doing so prompts Google to send a verification code to the phone number you have registered to Gmail. You can select Call if you'd rather receive a call from Google. You may have to confirm your phone number by entering your phone number in the text box at the bottom of the form and clicking Next.

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Open your phone's text message app, select the message from Google, and review the six-digit code in the text message. If you receive a call, answer it and listen to the voice describing the code.

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In the text box in the middle of the page, enter the six-digit code from the text (or call), then click or tap Next.

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Type the password you want to use into the top text field, then re-type it into the bottom text field. The password entries should be identical.

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It's a blue button at the bottom of the page. Doing so changes your account password.