How to Update Password for Email on iPhone

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Changing your email password on the iPhone is necessary if you have recently changed it on another device. It’s also an important step in keeping your account secure and making sure your account stays in sync without any hiccups.

All you have to do is go to the “Mail” settings and re-enter your new password.

In this article, we are going to show you how to update password for email on iPhone in very simple steps.

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How to Update Password for Email on iPhone – Step-by-Step Instructions

If you change your password from another device, it’s very likely you’ll be logged out from your account on other devices. Follow the steps below to learn how to change email password on iPhone once you’ve changed it through another device:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.

  2. Scroll down a little and tap Mail.settings app open on iphone

  3. Tap Accounts.mail settings open on iphone

  4. Select the account whose password you want to update. For this guide, we’ll go with Gmail.settings showing accounts on iphone

  5. You’ll see an error message at the top if you’ve changed your account’s password on another device, saying “There was a problem accessing your account. Please re-enter the password for [your email].” Tap Re-enter account settings on iphone

  6. A new window will open where you can re-enter your password. Once you’re done, tap sign in page on iphone

This method will allow you to update your passwords on the iPhone and ensure that your email accounts remain secure and synchronized.

Note, however, that you can’t change the password of a third-party email service directly from the iPhone’s settings. That feature is only available for updating your Apple ID password.

How to Change Your Apple ID Password on the iPhone

Here’s how you can change your iCloud password directly from the iPhone’s settings:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Tap your iCloud account at the top.going through settings on iphone

  3. Tap Sign-In & Security.list of apple id settings on iphone

  4. Now select Change Password.sign in and security settings on iphone

  5. Enter your current password and then the new password.

Keep in mind that if you have Stolen Device Protection enabled, then you may have to wait for an hour before you can change your Apple ID password.

Why Are My Account Settings Not Updating?

If your account settings aren’t updating even after you have changed your email password on your iPhone, then you may have to remove it from your device and add it back again. This step can help refresh the connection and ensure that your email account syncs properly with your iPhone.

To remove an account from your iPhone and then re-add it, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts.

  2. Tap the account you want to remove.

  3. Select Delete Account.option to delete gmail account

  4. A confirmation box will pop up, saying deleting the account will also remove its calendars and contacts from your iPhone. Tap Delete from My iPhone to confirm the removal of the account.confirmation for deleting account on iphone

  5. Now go back and tap Add Account.settings showing accounts on iphone

  6. Select the email provider. For this guide, we are going to choose Google.list of email service providers

  7. A new window will appear where you’ll be asked to enter your Gmail account’s details.

  8. Once you’ve entered all the details, tap Continue to add it to your iPhone.signing into gmail on iphone

Keep Your Accounts Synced on the iPhone

By updating your email passwords on your iPhone, you ensure seamless access to your emails and maintain the security of your accounts. It’s a very easy and straightforward process that shouldn’t take more than a minute.

You’ll have to do this every time you change the password of an account from another device. Remember that you can only update the password and not change it directly from the iPhone’s settings unless it’s Apple ID.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to update my email password on the iPhone?

Updating your email password on the iPhone will make sure that your account data remains synchronized across all your devices. This gives you seamless access to your emails, calendars, and contacts. 

How often should I update password for email on iPhone?

We recommend that you update your email password every few months, to enhance security and prevent unauthorized access to your account. If you suspect any security breaches or if you’ve shared your password with others, you shuold update it immediately.