In modern times, where almost everything is online, there is always a threat to your online presence. Your personal information, including your email accounts, may get compromised. In such scenarios your gmail account is no exception. Although google takes all necessary actions to ensure the security of you gmail account but real threat is always there. It is recommended by the experts that you regularly change your gmail password every two (2) to three (3) months. It will not only keep your gmail password afresh but also help to be secure online.
If you interested to change your gmail password but don’t know how to change it, don’t worry changing gmail password is quite easy. We will take you through all the steps, in this article, so you could easily change your password.
Method 1: How to Change Gmail Password?
If you are trying to change gmail password using your computer or laptop, please follow the step by step procedure given below to change the password:
- Open browser and Sing in to your gmail account.
- Once you are logged in to your gmail account, 1) First click on the “gear icon” at the top right corner of your computer screen just under grid sign and then 2) Click on the “Setting“.
- Next on the “Settings” page click on “Accounts and Import” tab.
- In “Change accounts settings” click on first option i.e. “Change password“.
- Once you click on “Change password“, a new window will open. Here you need to retype your gmail password to confirm your identity. After retyping your password, click “Next“.
- Once you click “Next“, it will take you to password reset page. Here you will change gmail password. Try to create a strong password. 1) Type your new account password, 2) Confirm your new gmail account password and then 3) Click “Change password“.
Note: As per google’s instructions, your password must be at least eight (8) characters long. Passwords shorter then eight (8) characters will not be accepted.
Pro Tip 1: Use a combination of upper case letters, lower case letters, digits and special characters. It will help you create a strong password.
Pro Tip 2: Avoid using some obvious things in your gmail account password such as your name, your date of birth, your house address etc. If you want to use any of these, try to use them in some special combination as mentioned in Pro Tip 1 to create a strong password.
- Once you click on “Change password“, next window will be opened with a message “Password changed successfully“. On this screen you will also see a message to review your accounts security settings. If you wish to review these settings, you may click on “Get started” or you can close this window.
Method 2: How to Reset Gmail Password?
You may use this second method to change gmail password using your computer or laptop, step by step procedure of this second method is also given below so you could easily reset your gmail password:
- Open browser in your computer and Sing in to your gmail account.
- Once you are signed in to your gmail account, 1) Click on the “Grid icon” (Google apps button) at upper right hand corner of your computer screen and then 2) Click on the first option i.e. “Accounts“.
- When you click on “Accounts” option, Google Account page will be opened in a new browser window. Here, click on “Security” in the options column on left hand side of this window.
- Once you click on “Security”, a page will appear with all the recommendations and settings related to your gmail account to keep it secure. On this page, scroll down to “Signing in to Google” section and click on “Password” option.
- Once you click on “Password“, a new page will open. Here you need to enter your current gmail password to confirm your identity. After retyping your password, click “Next“.
- Once you click “Next“, it will take you to password reset page. Here you will reset gmail password. 1) Type your new account password, 2) Confirm your new gmail account password and then 3) Click “Change password“.
- Congratulations…!!! you have successfully rest your gmail password.
As mentioned earlier, change your password every 2 to 3 months. Don’t share your email address or other personal information on a suspicious sites. Use strong passwords for all of your email accounts, your social media accounts etc. Last but not the least avoid entering sensitive information on the computers in public access.