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How to change Gmail password

Gmail uses Google Account credentials to authenticate and log you in. Basically Google account is the same as Gmail account. Passwords are the same too.

You will need to know your current password to be able to change Gmail password to something different.
If you don't remember your current Gmail password you might still be able to change it if you remember the answer to the security question that was set on your account when you registered it.

There are other emergency recovery methods if you don't remember your current Gmail password or security question associated with your Gmail account. We cover the emergency cases lower down on this page.

How to change Gmail password:

  1. Open Google Account management page:
    https://www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount
     
  2. Click on the Change password link in the Security section:
    hange Gmail password
     
  3. Enter your current Gmail password or your security question. If you don't know both, read on to learn how to recover your old Gmail password in emergency case. Enter your new password twice as well:
    how to change gmail password
    Click on the Save button to change password in Gmail.
     
  4. You should see "new password has been saved" message if Gmail password change was successful:
    how to change password in gmail

Some advice: when I change my Gmail password I select some word that is easy to remember and replace some characters with numbers that look similar. E.g. I use 4 instead of A or a, I use ! instead of i etc. This way the password is easy for you to remember but is complex enough to make it very difficult for hackers to guess.

We have also prepared a short YouTube video on how to change Gmail password. You can see the video here.

What to do if you forgot your current Gmail password and the answer to your security question

There are several ways you can recover (reset) your Gmail password if you don't remember your current Gmail password. We have written detailed step-by-step instructions on how to reset or recover your Gmail password.

You can also try our recovery tool if your Gmail password is saved in one of the Google applications installed on your computer:

Password Recovery for Google is a utility that will recover Gmail passwords saved by applications such as Google Talk, Google Desktop, Picasa, Gmail Notifier, Google Photos Screensaver and by internet browsers such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. The correct password will be recovered if you're able to successfully login with the Google application that stores your Gmail password.

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Once you found your Gmail password you can go back to the top of this page and follow the instructions for how to change password in Gmail.

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