How to Change Your Email Password on Your iPhone or iPad

Forgot your email password? Maybe you suspect a hacker has accessed your email account?  In this article, I'll cover how to change email passwords for accounts linked to the Apple Mail app, or their own app, on your iPhone or iPad. We'll go through seven easy steps to reset your password for the most popular, free email provider, Gmail. If you have an email account from Yahoo, Outlook, or another provider, this step-by-step will still help you update your password. It's best to change your passcode as soon as possible, for security reasons, and so you can regain access to your messages, so let's get started.  

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Gmail Password Reset on Your iPhone & iPad

It's relatively simple to reset your Gmail passcode from an iPhone or iPad, whether it's linked to the Apple Mail app, or not. To begin:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down, then tap Passwords & Accounts.

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  3. Tap Website & App Passwords.
  4. Enter your iPhone's passcode, or verify your identity with Face or Touch ID.
  5. Find your Gmail account in the list of passwords and tap it.

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  6. At this point, if you've forgotten your Gmail password and don't want to change it, you'll find your password here.
  7. If you want to change the password, tap Change Password on Website.
  8. When you're taken to your Google account page, enter your Gmail password.

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  9. Enter your new password, confirm it, and tap Change Password.
  10. Tap Update Password to update your Gmail password in your iCloud Keychain

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  11. Now, tap Get Started to review your recovery information and security settings. 
  12. Confirm or change your recovery email address, then review your Gmail settings, your devices, and any recent security events.
  13. If you're worried your Gmail account was hacked, these steps will let you know whether your account was logged into via any unfamiliar devices or locations.

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That's it! Now you've changed your Gmail password on your iPhone or iPad. You'll need to sign back into Gmail with your new password on any device, laptop, or desktop where you were logged in as well as any apps you've set up using your Gmail address.

Reset Yahoo Email Password, Outlook Email Passcode & More

If you have an email account from Yahoo, Outlook, or another provider, you can still update your password on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how.

  1. Look over the steps for how to reset your Gmail passcode on your iPhone. You can follow steps one through four, but instead of tapping your Gmail account, tap on the other email account that needs a new password.
  2. Here you'll see the current passcode for your email account.
  3. If your issue was forgetting your password, your problem is now solved.
  4. If you want to change the password, follow step five from the Gmail tutorial and tap Change Password.
  5. You'll be directed to your account page asked to enter the current passcode for your account, and then walked through the steps for changing your passcode. 
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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.