Can’t seem to remember your password? Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. There’s nothing more frustrating than being locked-out of your own account because of your password. Fortunately, you’re not the first person to encounter this issue. Today, it’s all about learning how to change your password on a Chromebook.
In this guide, we’re going to talk about what you would need to do so, what issues you may encounter along the way, and what you should do when everything else fails. Ready to get started? We know we are.
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Before you proceed to change your password on a Chromebook
If you are managing someone else’s Google account, then we highly recommend letting the person do it. However, if you’re authorized to do the changes yourself, then make sure you have the following:
- Chromebook or a device capable of accessing Chrome (Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux)
- The person’s phone (if using phone to sign-in)
- Access to 2-step verification (if applicable)
- Google Account of the Chromebook owner
Once you have these around you, you can then proceed on how to change your password on a Chromebook:
How to Change Your Password on a Chromebook
Changing your password on your Chromebook basically means you want to manage your Google Account signed into the device. This means you can easily change or manage your account virtually on any device.
If you have experience changing or updating your account information in social media, then you won’t have any problems changing your password. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Chrome and access your profile on the upper-right corner
- Click on your profile and choose Manage your Google Account
- On the left pane, head over to Security and look for Signing in to Google
- Select the Password drop-down menu
- Enter your current password NOTE: if you’re using two-factor authentication, you would need to authorize it on your device first before proceeding
- Enter a new password, confirm by typing the password again, and hit Change Password
- Once successful, a pop-up screen should notify you that you’ll be signed out on all your devices (you have the option to remain signed in if you want)
Unable to change password – What should I do?
If you’re having problems changing your password or verifying your identity, then you might need to reset your password. According to this link, you need to have all the information necessary to recover your account.
Once you have all provided all the needed information, you can now change the password after verifying yourself successfully. Just type your new password and verify, and you’re good to go!
Personal Advice: If you are using an iPhone or an Android phone – or God-forbid… a Windows phone, then we highly recommend saving your new password there. You can either add it on your phone’s password storage settings, or you can use a 3rd party app to manage it for you.
What happens after changing your Google password?
If you have successfully changed your password using the guide above, then chances are you’ll be prompted to sign out of all your devices. Here are some exceptions of the password-change:
- Devices you use to verify your identity whenever you sign in on Google
- Devices with third-party apps that you have granted access to (to remove app access, follow this link)
- Smart home devices that you have given authorized access
Now that more and more people are relying on the internet for just about everything, it’s more important than ever to protect your account. Changing your password on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do to protect your computer.
Learning how to change your password on a Chromebook can really give you an advantage especially when data breach is happening more regularly than before. If your online presence really matters to you, then you will make the necessary options you can to keep it secure.
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