How to Change Your Gmail Password on Your Android
This is out of the realm of what I usually blog about. Every time I change my email password on my Gmail account I get locked out and can’t remember how to change it. Then, I have to search online, search settings on my phone, ask Big Daddy or call the local cell phone store. Just ask Big Daddy, I hate having to call anyone…well, except him. I love calling him with something like, “Do you think fried green tomatoes would be good on a burger? But, don’t you think it also needs some kind of relish or other topping?” Then we launch in to a 15 minute burger condiment conversation.
I digress. So last time I was going to be so smart and write instructions down for myself on how to change the password on my cell phone. I was so smart, in fact, that I can’t remember where I put the instructions….somewhere with password protection, no doubt! So this is as much for me as it is for you, because you may actually already know how to change your password or don’t change your password, but trust me, when you do need instructions you’ll be calling to thank me! Anywho, here goes…
Change your password
- Tap the Gmail icon at the bottom of your screen. In the pic above, it’s second from right with a 9 on it.
- On the bottom of your phone, very left will be an icon that looks like a piece of paper. It has two lines on it. Tap it.
- A pop-up window will appear. Tap More; it has a circle with a triangle in it.
- Tap Account Settings.
- Roll up until you find Incoming Settings (I know, SO RANDOM!) Tap it.
- Ta-da! Your user name will be pre-filled at the top. The second line will be the password. Type in your new password.
- Tap next at bottom of the screen.
- Refresh Gmail.
You’re good to go!!
UPDATE April 2014 for Android 4.0+ S4
- Open Gmail on your phone
- Tap the Bottom left (not on the screen)
- A tab comes up with – Refresh, Label settings, Settings, Send feedback, Help
- Click Help
- This takes you to the internet
- You have 5 options, click the last one “Settings and Troubleshooting”
- Another menu pops up, click “Change your password”
- Click accounts, google.com/editPasswd
- Type current password
- Type new password
- Tap “change password”
That’s all. Your password is now changed on your Android 4.0 device
Steinner Richard says
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Is there anyway to find the password on an Android 1080? I haven’t been able to receive email since 6-17-2016. It’s now July 2, 2016, and, I still haven’t had access to my email.
My phone must have been somehow broken into, because, I never changed my password. I’ve gone through the 2 step verification, and I’ve tried a number of times, but, every time I enter in the email for verification, it tells me it has no record of that email.
Can you help me?
Thanks so much, I would really appreciate it.
After clicking settings and troubleshooting, i do not see an option to change password.
sonu yadav says
I am forgate my old gmail account passward.How i create new passward on old gmail account…….
I just have to comment how ridiculous it is with trying to get your password updated on an android phone. I mean, I enjoy changing my password frequently for security reasons. Google doesn’t support you doing this. Can’t just change password, need to delete the account then add it back. I never liked Apple but Apple blows away Google so much that I cannot stand Android anymore. It’s just the most amateurish system out there. First it’s the horrible lag due to unoptimized system code and now it’s a basic feature of changing your password. Apple, please pound on Google and sue them or something because I cannot stand them anymore.
I need help rest sitt my password on my phone it lock I know my email I don’t know my password
I have to say it’s pretty unbelievable that Google doesn’t provide an easy way to update a password on the gmail app on an Android phone. Unfortunately mine doesn’t work like this. I did not use email because when I did, it would not send email from my phone. Instead I had to load the gmail app and I use that. But I still can’t figure out how to update my password and Google’s support forum is no help.
My next cell phone will be an iphone.
Brad L. says
I’m in the same boat as Ellen. I used the Gmail app and am now struggling with finding/changing the gmail password. I moved up from a Samsung G2 (Android) to an LG Pro (also Android), but I left my password on the Samsung. I can power up the Samsung and tap into mail using WiFi (phone and data disconnected). My gmail account works on the Samsung but nowhere else. If I could determine a way to find or change the password on the Samsung using the Gmail app I would be sooo happy.
Thomas Smith says
I am having a problem changing my password. Need help and would like some help in boing so. Thank you very much.
Kablo Kanali says
Is there anyone else that does not like Gmail application on Android?
what if it says username and password incorrect?
I believe you have to reset the correct password from a computer, then you should be able to update your phone with the updated password. I’m not positive though.
OMG! I thought I was the only person in the world that struggled with “what the heck is my password” difficulties! It is so nice I am not alone in the world. It is even nicer to have the instructions written out in a step-by-step format for my “oh darn it” moment! Thank you so very, very much.
YOu are welcome. The fact that I just had to change it a month ago and couldn’t remember how doesn’t say much for my memory.