Gmail: Changing Password

Since we use Gmail to communicate with a significant number of people, particularly in our academic and professional fields, files shared may contain confidential and vital documents. So, for us to keep our Gmail account secure, we should change our passwords regularly.


If you change your password regularly, your account will be hacked far less frequently than those who do not change their security password. This is not a complicated process; simply follow the steps below for a better understanding of the procedure.

It works for both the mobile app and Gmail on the website!

Using The Computer

1. Open your browser then go to Gmail.

To begin, launch your computer browser and navigate to Gmail. After that, make sure to sign in with your Google credentials.

2. Tap your profile icon on the top-right side of the page.

Click the profile icon or your initials if you’re already on the Gmail homepage. It is at the top-right corner of the page. A small drop-down menu will appear on your screen after you click this icon.

3. Click the “Manage your Google Account” button.

Click the “Manage your Google Account” button under your email address on the drop-down menu.

4. Go to the “Security” tab.

Clicking the “Manage your Google Account” button opened a new tab with many tabs on the left panel. You must choose the “Security” tab.

5. Select the option “Password.”

To proceed, you must select the option “Password” under the “Security” tab, and then enter your current password.

6. Type your new password then click the “Change Password” button.

The final step is to enter your desired new passcode, which Gmail will require you to retype for confirmation. After that, simply click the “Change Password” button to save your changes.

Using The Mobile Device

1. Launch the Gmail application.

The first step is to launch the Gmail app on your mobile device and then ensure that you are signed in to your account.

2. Tap the profile picture or your initial.

Next, if you’re already on the Gmail homepage, tap the profile icon or, if you don’t have a picture, your initial.

3. Click the “Manage your Google Account” button.

You must select the “Manage your Google Account” option from the menu that appears on your screen.

4. Select the option “Personal info” at the top of the page.

There are five sections on the new screen display: Home, Personal Info, Data & Privacy, Security, and People & Sharing. You must go to the “Personal Info” tab in the second section.

5. Click “Password” under “Other info.”

If you’re already on the “Personal Info” page, you must scroll down until you see the “Password” option. It is located under the “Other info” section.

6. Enter your desired new password and then click “Change Password.”

All that remains is for you to type your new password twice to ensure its accuracy, and then, if you are confident in your new password, click “Change Password” to apply the changes.

Keep in mind that if you change your password, your Gmail account will be signed out everywhere.


You can not only change your Gmail password but also restart it. Restarting a password is only helpful if you have forgotten your current password and need a new one. This process is more complicated than simply changing your password, but SwipeTips has the most user-friendly tutorials on the subject!