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How to change your Gmail password on any device, and what happens after you change your password

  • You can change your Gmail password on an iPhone, Android, or computer in a number of ways. 
  • If you don’t have the Gmail app, you can still change your password on a web browser. 
  • When you change your Gmail password, you’ll be signed out on most devices.
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Changing your Gmail password might sound like a hassle, but it can be a great way to protect yourself from potential hacks, and combat security breaches when they do happen. And in reality, it only takes a minute or two to accomplish, assuming you have a new password in mind.

Here’s how to change your Gmail password on an iPhone, Android, or your computer.

How to change your Gmail password on iPhone

1. Open the Gmail app or download it from the Apple App Store if you don’t already have it.

2. In the top-right corner of the screen, tap your profile picture or initial.

Tap your profile icon in the top-right corner of the homepage.
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3. Tap Google Account, which may also appear as Manage your Google Account, depending on what version of the app you have.

In the pop-up, select “Google Account.”
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4. Tap Personal info, located toward the top of the screen.

Select the “Personal info” tab.
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5. In the Basic Info section, tap Password. You may be prompted to sign in again using your current password.

Tap on your password to change it.
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6. Enter your new password twice, as directed, then select Change Password.

Enter your new password twice and hit “Change password.”
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How to change your Gmail password on Android 

1. Open your device’s Settings app.

2. Tap on Google to go to your account.

Go to “Google.”
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3. Tap Manage your Google Account at the top.

Select “Manage your Google Account.”
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4. At the top of the screen, select Security.

Go to the “Security” tab.
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5. Under Signing in to Google, tap Password. You might have to sign into your account to move onto the next step.

Select “Password.”
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6. Enter your new desired password, as prompted.

Enter your new password twice.
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7. Select Change Password.

How to change your Gmail password on a computer

1. Go into your Google Account and sign in, if necessary.

2. Select Security, located in the left sidebar.

Click “Security” on the left.
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3. Under Signing in to Google, select Password. You may have to sign in again.

Click on your password.
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4. Enter your new password in the text boxes, as directed.

Enter your new password twice.
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5. Click Change Password.

What happens after you change your Gmail password

When you change or reset your password, you should know that you’ll be signed out of that account in most places.  You’ll need to sign back in using your updated password. 

There are a few exceptions to the sign-out policy, though. You won’t be signed out in the following places:

  • Devices that you use to verify that it’s you when you sign in.
  • Certain devices with third-party apps you’ve given account access.
  • Home devices that you’ve previously given account access.