It’s good practice to change your password routinely. This is especially true for Chromebooks since you use your Google account to log in. Fortunately, changing your password on a Chromebook is pretty easy to do.

If you’re using a Chromebook, there’s a good chance you use Google’s services on your other devices. For instance, you can write up a Google Doc on the Chromebook, then read it back later on your iPad, cell phone, or any other device. All of this happens through your Google account, and you can get to all your Google Drive files with just that one password.

You use your Google account to log in to the Chromebook as well, and changing the password on the Chromebook will also change it for your Google account. The next time you go to use Google services on another device, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your new password.

How to Change Your Password on Your Chromebook

Start by opening a new Chrome browser window.

Select your profile photo in the upper-right, then select Google Account. 

Select Sign-in & security.

Scroll down until you see the Signing into Google section, then select “Password.”

Enter your current password.

Confirm with your two-factor authentication method.

Enter and confirm your new password. You’ll want to make sure the password is strong, or better yet, generated by a password manager. Select “Change Password.”

A pop-up screen lets you know that you’ll be signed out of your Google account on other devices. You’ll remain signed in on your current Chromebook, and if you use the Google Prompt on your smartphone as your two-factor authentication method, you can choose to remain signed into that phone as well. Select “OK.”

That’s it! You’ll need to sign in with your new password on your other devices; then everything will work just like before!

Tom Westrick Tom Westrick
Tom Westrick has been writing about technology professionally since 2014, but he started poking and prodding at electronics as a teenager. His work has been published on Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. When he's not writing, Tom is a Tier-1 Help Desk Technician, songwriter, and guitar player.
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