To increase your online security, you should update your email password regularly. For many people, this can mean changing a Gmail password. Do you know how to change your Gmail password? If not, don't worry. We will guide you through the process.
With more than 1.5 billion users by 2018, Gmail may be one of the most popular email clients in the world. But that doesn't mean that everyone knows how to navigate every part of it. Here's what you need to know about changing your Gmail password, whether you do it from the desktop website or the Gmail Android app.
Step 1: Sign in to your Google account
Go to the "Google Account" page and click the blue "Sign In" button in the top right corner.
Enter your login details as required and verify your identity using two-factor authentication if necessary.
Step 2: Open your security settings
Click the Security tab". A series of options will appear. Scroll down until you find the "Sign in to Google" section.
Step 3: change your password
Find the section titled Password. Here you can find out when you last changed it and whether two-step confirmation is activated. Click the Password button and re-enter your password when prompted to confirm your identity. You will then be asked to enter a new password. Make sure it's complicated, with a mix of numbers, letters, capital letters, and special characters. If you have concerns about forgetting it, use a password manager.
Once you've confirmed the password and clicked the blue "Change Password" button, the change is complete and your account is nice and secure. This is also a good time to check your other account details, e.g. B. Two-step verification and recovery methods.
Change your password with the Gmail Android app
If you access your emails from an Android tablet or smartphone, the method of changing your password is a little different, but not more complicated.
Open the Gmail application and click the three-line menu icon in the upper left corner. Then select Settings from the menu below and then select the account you want to change. Click Manage Google Account, followed by the menu button, and then click Security. Alternatively, you can scroll in the top menu and tap the same option.
Tap the Password section and enter your current password. Then enter your new one, confirm it, tap Change password and off you go.