How to Change Your Google Password on iPhone & iPad

What To Know

  • You should change your Google password if you suspect your account was hacked or if you open the Settings app, tap Passwords, tap Security Recommendations, and see Google in the list.
  • If you forgot your password, open Settings, tap Passwords, tap Google, then tap Change Password, and follow the steps on your iPhone as directed.

Is it time to change your Google password? If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Don't worry; whether you've had a recent security scare or you want to proactively refresh your login information, we'll show you how to change your Google password in just a few easy steps. 

How to Reset Password for Google on iPhone & iPad

I learned how to change my Google password on my iPhone when my phone gave me a security recommendation to reset the password because I'd used it for another account (silly, I know, but I haven't always been tech savvy!). If you need to learn how to change a Google account password for the same reason, or just because it's been a while, here's how:

  1.  Open the Settings app.

    open iphone settings app
  2. Tap Passwords.

    tap passwords in iphone settings
  3. Enter your passcode, or use FaceID or Touch ID to access your passwords.

    unlock passwords with face id
  4. Tap Google or Gmail

    tap google account you want to reset password for
  5. Tap the dots in the Password field to reveal your password, then tap Copy Password.

    tap copy password
  6. Tap Change Password on Website to change your Google password.

    tap change password on website
  7. Touch and hold the password field, then tap Tap Paste to enter the password you copied in step 5. If you have more than one Google account, you'll want to make sure that the correct one is selected.

    tap paste to paste google password into field
  8. Tap Next.

    tap next to google reset password
  9. If you've enabled iCloud Keychain, tap Use Strong Password. Tap Other Options to further customize your password.

    tap use strong password to reset my google password from iphone
  10. Google may want you to add information to your account profile. Tap Not now to move on.

    tap not now in google account
  11. Tap Change password

    tap change password to change google password on iphone
  12. Tap Update Password to update your password in your iCloud Keychain. 

    tap update password to update icloud keychain
  13. Tap Change Password one more time to confirm resetting your Google password.

    tap change password one more time to confirm

Now you know how to change your Google password on an iPhone or iPad! If these steps haven't worked for you, please contact Google Help for more support. Also, be sure to check out our free Tip of the Day for more great Google and Gmail tutorials! 

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
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