How to Change Your Gmail Password

Gmail password changes help secure your account

Changing your email password regularly is important to protect your information from hackers and keep your messages secure. If you're using Gmail, it's easy to reset your Gmail password using a computer. Note that changing your Gmail password changes your Google account password, which means you have to log in with the new password when using any Google product, such as YouTube and YouTube TV, as well as Google Photos and Google Maps.

If you're changing your Gmail password because you suspect your account has been hacked, be sure to scan the computer for malware and keylogging software before you update the Gmail password. 

How to Change Your Gmail Password

Here's how to change your Gmail password using a computer and a web browser.

If you're changing your Gmail password because you forgot it, consider recovering your forgotten password instead.

  1. From your Gmail inbox screen, select Settings (gear icon).

    Gmail inbox screen with settings highlighted
  2. Select See all settings.

    Gmail settings with See all settings highlighted.
  3. Select the Accounts and Import tab.

    Gmail settings with Account and import tab highlighted
  4. Next to the Change account settings section, select Change password.

    Gmail account settings with Change Password highlighted
  5. Enter your current password to verify your identity, then select Next.

    Gmail screen with current password entry box highlighted
  6. Enter and confirm your new password, then select Change Password.

    Gmail password screen with Change Password highlighted

    Make sure you choose a secure, hack-proof password. If you pick an ultra-strong password, store it in a free password manager so that you never lose it.

Additional Steps to Secure Your Gmail Account

If you've been a victim of password theft or are worried that someone else might be using your Gmail account that you've left logged in on a public computer, consider these tips:

The process of changing your password works differently if you want to reset your password on an Android or iPhone.

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