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How to Change or Reset Gmail Password

Gmail password is one of the most important things which we should be concerned about. No matter how important your account is or how often you use the Google mail service, keeping the password safe is always important to secure yourself from the hackers. Even though, in some situations, you may have to change the Gmail password either due to any potential threats or just as a security measure. Resetting Gmail password may also be necessary when you forgot the password.

If you faced any such situations which demanded the Gmail password reset, this article is for you. Here we will list the methods to change or reset the Google account password without struggling much. Have a look.

Change Gmail Password

If you haven’t forgotten the Gmail password, this is the method you should follow in order to tweak the Gmail password. Changing the password is recommended at least once in a while to keep your account safe from hackers and avoid any guess-logins to your account. If you haven’t changed the password since you created a Gmail account, it is the time to change it.

  1. Sign in to Gmail My Account page.
  2. Click on Signing in to Google option in “Sign-in & security” section.
  3. Click on the Password under the “Password & sign-in method” section.
  4. You might have to sign in again.
  5. Type your new password in the given section.
  6. Click Change Password.

You will now have the new password set on your Google account. Be sure to confirm it by signing out and trying to sign in again.

Reset Gmail password

The second form of the Gmail password reset is when you completely forget the password of your Gmail account. In such situations, you have to reset your password by providing the verification details to Google. Just follow the below given steps in order to complete the Google password reset procedure.

  1. Go to the Google Account support page.
  2. Here it will ask you for further information regarding your account such as the recovery email, phone number, etc. Provide them. In the following steps, it may also ask you for various other confirmations such as the last password you remember and when you last signed into your Google account. We can’t provide the steps as it varies as per your preferences and available details. Just follow the on-screen instructions in order to reach the password change screen.
  3. Once you reached there, choose a different, easy to remember password for your Gmail account.
If you are providing the recovery email address and you haven’t received any recovery mail even after several minutes, make sure that it is not in the Spam or Bulk Mail folders.

Things to remember after changing Google account password

Now, you have successfully changed the Gmail password to whatever you chose. For now, the problem is fixed, and you got a brand new password which you remember right now. But what about the future? Will you remember it or forget it as you just did? There are few things we recommend doing after successfully changing or resetting the Google account password. We listed them below.

Note down the new Gmail password safely

Gmail login password and username are crucial if you are a businessman who has a lot to do online. Even not, it is still essential to keep all your credentials safe. If you believe in the reliability of the online password managers, and strongly trust them, we recommend the Lastpass which makes it super-easy to input the usernames and passwords. You even don’t have to type them in the given boxes.

If you don’t have enough trust in them, we recommend noting it down somewhere which you see frequently, and no one else will see. This helps to easily recover Gmail password even without going through the online procedure. So, go and take a note somewhere.

Never reveal them to anyone

Yes. We mean it. Unless you have 100% trust in someone or there is a situation which demands the password reveal, never share the Gmail password with anyone. If anyone gets access to your account, they can do whatever they like and can access almost any online services which you signed up using the Gmail account. So, losing the Gmail account virtually means you lose the entire lineup of the online accounts that you signed up using the Google account. So, be extremely cautious about this.

Don’t open unwanted emails

Google or Gmail has an extremely active system which filters out the spam mails to the spam folder in your Gmail account. It had few problems in the past, but as per our findings, nowadays it does a great job in finding and filtering the spammy emails. So, almost of the emails in that section might affect you in one way or another. So, don’t try to open them unless you are damn sure that it is an important one. We do admit that the spam filter sometimes puts some spammy looking, but important emails in there. So, only open them if you know that mail is safe.

Always log out of other computers

There may be situations where you utilize your friend’s PC or an internet cafe to access your Gmail account. No offense. But after the usage, make sure that you always log out of your account. Never forget to do that. Some of the modern day cafe systems will automatically shut down the PC and clear all the user data automatically, but it is just a possibility. So, before you getting out of any internet cafe or your friend’s house, make sure that you logged out of the Google account. As mentioned in the previous sections, letting someone get into your Gmail account is a severe issue.

That’s all the important steps to follow after the Gmail forgot password reset or the password changing procedure. It wasn’t so difficult to do so. Was it? Let us know your thoughts through our social media platforms. We are waiting to meet you there.

Muhammed Swalih

A simple guy who loves Blogging, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc. By the way, he likes to read a lot and acquire knowledge from various sources online.

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