Knowing how to change your Gmail password is important because it could be crucial to the security of your Gmail account. Gmail password reset is a relatively easy process. You can do it via your desktop browser or through the mobile app and it won’t take you more than a few minutes to do. You must try to use a combination of alphabets, numbers and if possible special characters to ensure that your password is strong. For those who use their email for business, you can’t afford to be carefree with the security of your Gmail. We are going to show you how to change your Gmail password via desktop and via mobile device (app).
How to change your Gmail Password via Desktop
To change Gmail password via desktop, there are two ways to go about it. First is to use the google home page to login to your Gmail account and make the change. The second is to make via your inbox that is if you’re already logged in. So for the first method, from google homepage, click the “sign in” button at the top right corner of your window.
The next page will request you to sign in with your email and password. If you want to change your Gmail password because you forgot the current one, at this page, click on “forgot password”. That would lead you to google password recovery page.
To continue with the how to change your Gmail password via google homepage, after signing in, you’ll be returned to the homepage again. This time your profile will appear at the top right corner. Click it and click “my account” button.
The next window will bring up many options but you’ll need to go to the “sign in & security” section of the page and click “signing in to google”.
It then brings new page scroll down to the “Password & sign-in method” section. There, you’ll find the detail of the last time your Gmail password was changed. Click on it and sign in again to verify your authenticity.
The last step would be for you to type in the new password of your choice. Remember to make it strong with a combination of alphabets and numbers which you can easily remember.
For how to change your Gmail password through your inbox, click on the settings icon on the top right corner. From the dropdown list, click “settings”.
On the next page select “account and import” option. It’ll take you to a page to change the password.
After that, follow the easy step to change your password. It’s easy and identical with the process we already discussed above for how to change your Gmail password through google homepage. Once you type in your preferred new password and confirm it, you’re good to go.
How to change your Gmail Password via Mobile App (Android)
Changing your Gmail password via the Android mobile app is easy and similar to the desktop process. To do this, swipe down your Android phone screen and click the settings icon. From the resulting page select google among the list of options.
It takes you to the next page where you’ll need to select “google account” option which is usually the first on the list.
Then, select the particular google account you wish to change the password for those with multiple accounts. From the list of available options select security and click Password. It’ll require you sign in again with the current password to verify your identity.
Now enter your preferred new password and that’s all. Remember again to use a strong combination.
So that concludes the process of changing your Gmail password through desktop and mobile platform. We hope you found this article helpful enough to share.