I Changed My Gmail Password & Now the Email on My iPhone Doesn't Work

by Avery Martin
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The Mail app on your iPhone doesn't automatically update your Gmail password after you change it on the Gmail website. Your password can be changed on your iPhone using the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" section within the Settings app. Changing your password periodically helps protect the security of your account.

Step 1

Tap the "Settings" app on your iPhone.

Step 2

Select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" from the list of options.

Step 3

Tap the Gmail account's name to access your account settings.

Step 4

Select the "Account" button that includes your email address.

Tap the "Password" field and enter the new password. Select "Done."


  • Information in this article applies to iOS 6. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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About the Author

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for Education.com, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.

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