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How to Change Your Amazon Password in Easy Steps, With Photos

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How to Change Your Amazon Password in Easy Steps, With Photos

Amazon is such a popular platform for buying the things we want and need at our convenience. It’s also great for sending gift cards that our loved ones can use as they wish. But when you forget your password, or, God forbid, get hacked, it can cause a headache you weren’t expecting. Having a strong and secure password is your first defense against potential cyber-attacks, and important to ensure a seamless login. Luckily, updating your Amazon password is a relatively straightforward thing to do, once you know how. Check out the different methods to change your Amazon password in this article.

How to Change Your Amazon Password from the Amazon Site

This method involves changing your password from your browser, so begin by going to the Amazon website (the examples use the U.S. version of the Amazon site).

Step 1: Log in to Your Amazon Account

First, after going to the Amazon site, click the “Sign in” button at the top right. The website will prompt you to enter the email address and password associated with your account, so go ahead and then hit “Continue.”

Change Amazon Password, home page
“Hello, sign in” is at the top right of the page.
Amazon website home page sign in
Click “Sign In” if you already have an account or “Start here” to create an account now.
Type in your email and password when prompted.
Type in your email and password when prompted.

Step 2: Open Login & Security

Now, you’ll be brought to your account homepage. From here, click the “Login & Security” box on the top row.

"Login & Security" is in the middle of the top row.
“Login & Security” is in the middle of the top row.

Step 3: Edit Your Password

Next, find the “Password” field and click the “Edit” button to the right to go to the next screen.

Edit your password.
Scroll down to “Password” then click on the matching “Edit” button.

Step 4: Verify Your Identity

For security reasons, you must verify your identity before you can edit your password. Usually, this will require a onetime passcode sent to your associated mobile number or email address.

Verify your identity when prompted.
Amazon will send the verification code to the phone number you have registered with them.

Step 5: Change Your Password

Finally, you will see a screen where you can change your password. You’ll need to know your current password, enter this and then enter your desired new password. To finish, click “Save changes”.

Amazon password change page on website
Be sure to remember the new password carefully.

Here is a step-by-step video for further reference:

How to Change Your Amazon Password Using the Mobile App

Alternatively, if you don’t have access to a browser or prefer to use the Amazon app, you can also change your password this way. Read on to find out how.

Step 1: Open the Amazon App and Log in

To start, download the Amazon app from the App Store or Play Store if you haven’t already. Open the app and log in as before.

Open the Amazon App and Log in
Tap “Sign in” if you already have an account, otherwise create an account now.

Step 2: Go to Account Settings

Next, tap the profile icon along the bottom to go to your account homepage. Then tap on “Your Account”.

Tap on the icon that looks like a small person (second from the left) at the bottom of the screen to open your account settings.
Tap on the icon that looks like a small person (second from the left) at the bottom of the screen to open your account settings.
Tap on "Your Account" right below the "Hello, [Your name]" heading at the top of the page.
Tap on “Your Account” right below the “Hello, [Your name]” heading at the top of the page.

Step 3: Open Login & Security and Change Password

Finally, scroll down until you see “Login & Security”, and follow the on-screen prompts as before on the website to update your password.

Open Login & Security and Change Password
Scroll down until you find “Login & Security” under “Account Settings”.

Wrapping Up

Changing your Amazon password is an essential step to protecting your account, particularly if you have a weak password or if someone has hacked your account. It’s a straightforward process and you can do it from your web browser or the Amazon app on a mobile. Choose a strong password to best protect your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I change my Amazon password?

To change your password, go to the “Login & Security” tab under your account homepage in your browser and follow the on-screen instructions next to the “Password” field. Alternatively, log in to the Amazon app, tap the profile icon along the bottom, then navigate to the “Login & Security” section as before.

 

Why should I change my Amazon password?

If your account has been hacked, or you’re using a weak password, it’s crucial to change your password to a stronger and more secure one to protect your account. This can help stop unwanted people from accessing your account.

Do I need to change my Amazon password regularly?

Yes, it’s recommended to update your passwords often. In this case, it’s suggested to change your password whenever you think someone else has identified it, or at least twice a year.

How do I make a strong password?

A strong password should be at least 8 characters, and have a combination of upper and lowercase letters, symbols and numbers. You shouldn’t use information that’s easy to identify, such as your birthdate, name, or commonly used words.

What to do if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, you can reset it using the “Forgot your password” option on the login page.

How do I make sure to remember my password?

A lot of browsers, such as Google Chrome, have a built-in password manager that can securely store your password for you. Instead of this, you could create a longer pass phrase, which may still be secure but easier to remember for you. It’s not recommended to write your password down anywhere as this opens it up to being potentially compromised.

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