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. If someone stole your credentials and hacked your account, or if you 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 with Android 4.4 and later or iOS 11 and newer.

How to Change 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 that's located in the upper-left corner (look for three horizontal lines).

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

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

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

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

  7. Tap Password.

    Google account settings on Android
  8. Type your current Gmail password, then 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, which is 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.

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

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

  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, recover your Gmail password.