How to Change My Google Email Password

By Andrew Smith

Google email, more commonly referred to as "Gmail," is a free email service that does not require a software download. Changing your Gmail sign-in password at least a few times a year is recommended in order to ensure your password is not compromised. You should also immediately change your Gmail password if you are concerned that somebody has learned the password, hacked into your Gmail account or you are having difficulty remembering the current password.

Step 1

Visit the Google email, or "Gmail," homepage.

Step 2

Enter your Gmail username and password into the boxes on the right side of the homepage. Click "Sign In." Your Gmail account page opens.

Step 3

Click "Settings" in the top-right part of the page. The "Settings" page opens.

Step 4

Click "Accounts and Import" near the top of the page. Then, click "Google Account settings" located to the right of the "Change account settings" heading. A new page opens.

Step 5

Click "Change password" next to "Security" on the new page. The "Change Password" page opens.

Step 6

Enter your current Gmail password inside the "Current password" box. Then, type in your new desired password inside the two "New password" boxes. Click "Save." Your password is changed.