Under certain circumstances, we may wish to change our Gmail password. Users may want to either secure their account or reset their password. In Gmail, this can be done very easily. In this article, we provide you with a step by step guide to help you change your current Gmail password. For further information about Gmail accounts, check out our top 10 Gmail tips.
How to reset a Gmail forgotten password?
Because of the large number of accounts we have to manage on the Internet, we may occasionally forget our Gmail address or password, and as a result, we are unable to access our Gmail account. Follow these steps to reset your Gmail password.
1. On your Gmail password recovery page, type in your Gmail email address.
2. Enter the last password you can remember, or click on “Try a different question”.
3. Answer your secret question, or type your recovery email address or phone number. Google will send you a verification code that you will need to enter in the box that appears subsequently.
4. Type the new password that you wish to use from now on, and confirm it in the second box.
Done? Congratulations! You have just changed your Gmail password, and you can access your account again with your brand new password.
Is it possible to retrieve a Gmail password?
Instead of having to change your Gmail password, it would be great if you could just be reminded of your current one when you forget it. Unfortunately, retrieving a Gmail password is not that simple but you can easily reset or change your Gmail password, and in the process, create a better and stronger password.
How to change a Gmail password from Gmail App on Android?
You can also change your Gmail password right on your Android device, but in this guide, not from your Gmail app directly. Follow the steps below to easily change your Gmail password on Android.
1. Open Google, and then your Google Account (top right of your browser)
3. Go to “Security”.
4. Tap “Password”. Sign in if required.
5. Type your new password.
6. Tap “Change Password”.
Remember you can access your Gmail account on other email apps. To do so, you may want to set up your Gmail account with IMAP.
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Best password practices
The strength of your Gmail password determines the security of your Gmail account. Therefore, you need to use a strong one to guarantee better security. A strong Gmail password has eight characters or more, using both uppercase and lowercase, and containing digits and symbols.
A strong password may be hard to remember, so you may be tempted to use it for other accounts. By doing so however, your Gmail account becomes vulnerable, and hackers can easily get hold of your account.
We suggest you use a good password manager that will memorize your unique passwords for you, and all you need to do is remember the login details of your password manager. At Cleanfox, we want you to make the most out of your emailing experience with the least frustration, and we suggest you always keep your Gmail mailbox cleaned up.