How to Change Your Gmail Password on an Android Phone

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If you find that you have to change your Gmail password, you would think that it would be really easy to update your Gmail password on your Android phone or tablet. And you would be right. The problem is, it is not at all obvious how to update your Gmail password in Android, and there is no way to reset your Gmail password in, say, the Gmail account settings on Android. So how do you change your Gmail password on your Android phone? Here is the secret to how to change your Gmail password in Android:

You do nothing.

Let us explain: First, you have already changed your password in Gmail, through the Gmail web interface (you have, right? If not, you need to, as that’s the key to the whole thing).


Now, the next time your Android device checks email through Gmail, when it gives Gmail the old password, that old password won’t work. So Android will prompt you to put in the new password:

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And that’s all there is to it! Just put in the new password, and you’re good to go!

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One thought on “How to Change Your Gmail Password on an Android Phone

  1. This hasn’t really worked out for me, since my password was said to have changed and when I type in a new code, nothing helps.

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