Password is the first wall of security that protects your email from unauthorized access. It’s advisable to regularly change your password on iPhone to keep it secure. You should also do this when you suspect that someone might know your password or your account has been compromised. Remember to set something that’s difficult to guess. Here’s how to change your email password on iPhone and iPad.
Note: The method below is applicable if you have set up iCloud Keychain (which is Apple’s password manager) and added your email account to it. More on it after the steps. Further, in the demonstration below, I am using Gmail (which happens to be the most popular). But if you use Yahoo, Outlook, Hey, or any other email account, please tap on their appropriate name. The steps are similar.
How to Change Your Gmail Password on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14
Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Tap on Passwords. Authenticate it using Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode to view saved passwords.
Scroll down the list of added passwords and tap on google.com.
If your current Gmail password is weak, reused, or appeared in a data breach, you will see a warning in Security Recommendation. Tap on Change Password on Website. (after this go to step 6 below)
If you do not see any warning but still wish to change the password, then under WEBSITE, tap on the tiny Safari Icon next to accounts.google.com.
Depending on whether you are logged in to your Gmail account in Safari or not, you will see either the login page or the Google Account page (see the screenshots below).
If you see the login page, enter your current password (or add it from iCloud Keychain after authenticating with Face ID, Touch ID, or passcode) and tap on Next. Now, enter the new password and finally tap CHANGE PASSWORD.
If you see the Google Accounts page (usually happens when you tap on the tiny Safari icon in step 5), tap on Personal info from the top → PASSWORD → manually enter your current password or let iCloud Keychain do it for you. Finally, type the new password twice and tap on CHANGE PASSWORD.
If Your iCloud Keychain isn’t turn on or sync:
In this case, you will have to visit the email website in a web browser like Safari. Or, you can open that email’s official app and change the password.
For example, open the Gmail app → tap on the tiny three-lines icon from the top left → tap on Settings → select an account → Manage your Google Account → Security → Password.
Change Your Gmail Password on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13
The foundational steps to update the Gmail password in iOS 13 remains the same as above. Let me sum it up for you real quick.
Open the Settings app.
Tap on Passwords & Accounts.
Tap on Website & App Passwords. Authenticate it with Face ID, Touch ID, or iPhone passcode.
Tap on google.com. If you are using a weak or reused password, iOS 13 will ask you to change it. For this, tap on Change Password on Website.
In case you do not see the above link to change password, take a look at the site address (accounts.google.com) under the heading WEBSITE. Now, open it in Safari or any other browser of choice. Next, follow steps 6, 7, and 8 of the above heading (iOS 14).
This is how you can change an email password on iPhone and iPad. The steps are similar for iPad running iPadOS 13 or iPadOS 14.
iCloud email uses the same password as your Apple ID. If you wish to proceed, please see how to change the Apple ID password on the iPhone.
Finally, in case you use a third-party password manager like LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password, etc., they too might offer you to update the passwords in just a few taps or even do it for you!
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