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.”
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.
Step 3: Edit Your Password
Next, find the “Password” field and click the “Edit” button to the right to go to the next screen.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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