Reset Gmail Password

Sep 5, 2023
Changing your Gmail password may seem like a tedious task, but it is vital, especially if you frequently handle other people's personal data in your daily life.

A breach in email security can lead to a public relations disaster for businesses, so make sure you're on top of this important task. Failure to regularly update your password puts you and those you communicate with at risk of hacking, which can result in financial theft, identity fraud, and the sale of sensitive information.

Here's how to quickly and easily change or reset your Gmail password:

8 steps to change your Gmail password on desktop

Step 1. Sign in to Gmail in your browser

Step 2. Click on your profile photo in the upper right corner of the page:

Step 3. Click the “Google Account” button in the box that opened in the upper right corner of your inbox. This will take you to your Google account settings page:

Step 4. Click "Security"; is the fourth option in the left sidebar. This will take you to the "Security" page:

Step 5. The second box from the top is titled “Sign in to Google.” Click on the "Password" option inside this box:

Step 6. Google will now ask you to verify your current password by signing in; Simply type your existing password in the box and click "Next." If you don't know your password, click "Forgot Password" and follow Google's instructions to reset your login information through your backup email account:

Step 7. If your login is successful, you will be directed to the “Password” page where you will need to enter and confirm your new password. Choose a strong one of at least eight characters, using a combination of numbers, letters and punctuation. Remember: Don't use an obvious password, such as a pet's name, date of birth, or a password similar to those you use on other sites:

Step 8. Once you are happy with your new password, click "Change Password."

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