How to Change the Gmail Password on Your Android or iPhone

Protect your privacy by changing your password regularly

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Changing your Gmail password on an Android device or an iPhone is an easy process and something you should do regularly for security's sake. If you're worried someone got their hands on your credentials and hacked your account, or you just want to create a password that's more secure or easier to remember, here's how to change your Gmail password on an Android or iPhone.

These instructions apply to devices running Android 4.4 and later or iOS 11 and newer.

Changing Your Gmail Password on an Android Device

Take the following steps to change your Gmail password on an Android smartphone or tablet.

  1. Open Gmail and log in if necessary.

  2. Tap the menu button in the upper left-hand corner (look for three horizontal lines).

  3. When the drop-down menu appears, scroll down and select Settings.

  4. The Settings screen should now be displayed. Tap your Gmail address.

    Android Gmail Settings screen
  5. Select Manage your Google Account.

  6. The Google Account interface should now be visible. Tap Personal Info.

    Google account settings on Android
  7. Tap Password.

  8. Type in your current Gmail password and tap Next.

  9. Enter your desired new password twice: once in the New password field, and again in the Confirm new password field. 

    Password change screen on Android
  10. Tap Change Password to complete the process.

How to Change Your Gmail Password on iPhone

Take the following steps to change your Gmail password on an iPhone or another iOS device.

  1. Open the Gmail app and log in.

  2. Tap the menu button, represented by three horizontal lines and located in the upper left corner.

  3. When the menu appears, scroll to the bottom and select Settings.

    Menu and Settings in Gmail on an iPhone
  4. Tap your Google email address, located near the top of the Settings screen.

  5. Select the Manage your Google Account option, located in the Account section.

  6. On the Google Account screen, tap Security immediately under your email address.

    You may have to swipe across the top of the screen to locate the Security heading.

    Path to Security tab in the Gmail app on iPhone
  7. Tap Password in the Signing in to Google section.

  8. Type your current Gmail password and tap the Next button.

  9. Enter your desired new password twice, once in the New password field, and again in the Confirm new password field. 

    Changing a password in the Gmail app for iPhone
  10. Tap Change Password to complete the process. You'll see a confirmation screen that your password has changed.

If you don't know your current Gmail password, the steps above do not work because you're asked for your password before making any changes. In this case, you can recover your Gmail password with just a few simple steps.