How to Change the Gmail Password on Your Android or iPhone

Protect your privacy by changing your password regularly

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 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 recover your Gmail password before you can change it.

  1. Tap the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) located in the upper-left corner of the Gmail app.

  2. Tap Settings in the drop-down menu.

  3. On the Settings screen, tap your Gmail address.

    The More Menu, Settings, and account name
  4. Tap Manage your Google Account.

  5. On the Google Account screen, tap Personal Info.

  6. Tap Password.

    The Password section in Gmail
  7. Enter your current Gmail password, then tap Next.

  8. Enter your desired new password in the New password field and again in the Confirm new password field.

  9. Tap Change Password to complete the process.

    Changing Gmail password on Android

Your Gmail password and Google password are the same. 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.

  1. Open the Gmail app and log in.

  2. Tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) located in the upper-left corner.

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

    Settings in Gmail
  4. Tap your Google email address located near the top of the Settings screen.

  5. In the Account section, select Manage your Google Account.

  6. On the Google Account screen, tap Security.

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

    The Security section in Gmail
  7. Tap Password under Signing in to Google.

  8. Enter your current Gmail password, then tap Next.

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

  10. Tap Change Password to complete the process. You'll see a confirmation screen that says your password has changed.

    Changing the password in Gmail for iPhone