Change your password

Did you forget your password? Go to our password assistance page.

To keep your account safe, we highly recommend you create a unique password - one that you don't use for any other website. And remember, when you change your password for Gmail, you’re also changing your password for other Google products you may use like YouTube, Google Play, or Google Drive.

Change your password on a phone or tablet

  1. Go to accounts.google.com/EditPasswd.
  2. Type your current password and your new password. We highly recommend you create a unique password - one that you don't use for any other websites. See more password tips below.
  3. Touch Change password.
Change your password

Change your password on a computer

  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Click the Accounts tab at the top.
  5. Click Change password in the “Change account settings” section.
  6. Type your current password and your new password. We highly recommend you create a unique password - one that you don't use for any other websites. See more password tips below.
  7. Click Change password.

Choose a smart password

  • Use unique passwords for your accounts, especially important accounts like email and online banking. Choosing the same password for each of your online accounts is like using the same key to lock your home, car and office – if a criminal gains access to one, all of them are compromised.
  • Use a long password. The longer your password is, the harder it is to guess.
  • Use a password with a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Try using a phrase that only you know. For example, “My friends Tom and Jasmine send me a funny email once a day” and then use numbers and letters to recreate it. “MfT&Jsmafe1ad” is a password with lots of variations.

Learn more about creating strong passwords.

More tips on how to keep your Gmail safe

This checklist can help prevent unauthorized access to your Gmail and gives you tips on what to do if someone breaks into your Gmail account.