How to Change the Gmail Password on Your Android or iPhone

Mobile users, here are the steps you need

Change the Gmail password on Android or iPhone

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There are several reasons you might want to reset or change your Gmail password. When it comes to security, setting a new Gmail password is something you should do regularly. Perhaps you're worried that someone got their hands on your credentials and hacked your account, or maybe you'd just like to start using a new password that's more secure or easier to remember.

Whatever the motive, changing Gmail passwords on an Android device or an iPhone is a fairly easy process if you know which steps to take.

How to Change Gmail Password on Android

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

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  1. Open the Gmail app and log in if necessary.
  2. Tap the menu button, located in the upper left-hand corner and represented by three horizontal lines.
  3. When the drop-down menu appears, scroll down and select the Settings option.
  4. The Settings screen should now be displayed. Tap your Gmail address, located directly above the Add account button.
  5. Select My Account.
  6. The Google Account interface should now be visible. Tap the Personal Info tab.
  7. Select the PASSWORD option.
  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. 
  10. Tap CHANGE PASSWORD to complete the process. If successful, your Gmail password should now be changed.

How to Change Gmail Password on iPhone

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

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  1. Open the Gmail app and log in if necessary.
  2. Tap the menu button, represented by three horizontal lines and located in the upper left-hand corner.
  3. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option.
  4. The Settings interface should now be displayed. Tap your Google email address, located near the top of the screen.
  5. Select the Manage your Google Account option, located in the Account section.
  6. On the Google Account screen, tap Sign-in & security.
  7. The Sign-in & security screen should now be visible. Select the Password option.
  8. Type your current Gmail password and tap the Sign in button.
  9. Enter your desired new password twice, once in the New password field, and again in the Confirm new password field. 
  10. Tap CHANGE PASSWORD to complete the process. If successful, your Gmail password should now be changed.

What If I Forget My Current Gmail Password?

If you don't know your current Gmail password, the steps above will not work, as you're asked to re-authenticate prior to making any changes. Hope is not lost, however, as you can recover your Gmail password.