Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Change the Gmail Password on Your Android or iPhone Protect your privacy by changing your password regularly by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on August 05, 2020 Email Gmail Yahoo! Mail Tweet Share Email It's important to create a strong password for your Google accounts that is both secure and easy to remember. You should also know how to change your Gmail password on Android and iPhone in case someone ever gets access to your account. These instructions apply to the Gmail app for Android 4.4 or later and iOS 11 or newer. If you prefer, you can change your Gmail password from a computer. How to Change Your Google Password on an Android Device Take the following steps to change your Gmail password on an Android smartphone or tablet: If you don't know your current password, you must first recover your Gmail password before you can change it. Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) located in the top-left corner of the Gmail app. Tap Settings in the drop-down menu. Tap your Gmail address on the Settings screen. Tap Manage your Google Account. Tap Personal Info on the Google Account screen. Tap Password. Type your current Gmail password, then tap Next. Enter your desired new password in the New password field and again in the Confirm new password field. Tap Change Password to complete the process. Your Gmail password and Google password are the same, so you can use the same password for Gmail, YouTube, and Google Drive. How to Change Your Gmail Password on iPhone Take the following steps to change your Gmail password on your iPhone and other iOS devices. Open the Gmail app and log in. Tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) located in the top-left corner. When the menu appears, scroll to the bottom and tap Settings. Tap your Google email address located near the top of the Settings screen. Select Manage your Google Account in the Account section. Tap Security on the Google Account screen. You may have to swipe across the top of the screen to locate the Security heading. Tap Password under Signing in to Google. Type your current Gmail password, then tap Next. Enter your desired new password in the New password field and again in the Confirm new password field. Tap Change Password to complete the process. You'll see a confirmation screen that says your password has changed.