How to Change a Gmail Password for the iPhone

By Chris Haralson

A short guide for novice iPhone users on how to update a Gmail account password after changing it on the Gmail website.

When you change your Gmail password on the Gmail website, you need to update your Gmail password on your iPhone. Otherwise, you will not be able to sync your Gmail account with your iPhone's Mail app. Update your Gmail account information in your iPhone's mail settings.

Step 1

Open your iPhone's Settings app and then tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

iPhone mail client settings

Step 2

Tap the Gmail account you want to update.

iPhone email accounts

Step 3

Tap Account to access your Gmail account settings.

Email account settings

Step 4

Tap Password, and then enter your new password.

Email account password settings

Step 5

Tap Done to submit your new Gmail account information and authenticate your account.

Confirm email password update


If you receive an error message, try reentering your Gmail password.