Your Amazon account is home to a lot of personal information about you. As a result, that makes it a prime target for hackers. One easy way you can protect your Amazon account is to regularly change your password. In this video I’ll show you how to change your Amazon password using both the Amazon mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and the Amazon website. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.
Steps to Change Amazon Password on iPhone, iPad or Android
- Launch the Amazon app on your iPhone, iPad or Android device, and then tap the “Menu” icon. The Menu icon features three horizontal lines.
- Tap “Your Account” in this menu.
- Navigate to the Account and Settings section, and then tap “Login and Security.” You’ll land on the Login and Security screen.
- Tap “Edit” in the Password section.
- Enter your existing Amazon password in the “Current Password” field, and then enter what you want to be your new Amazon password in the “New Password” field. Tap “Save Changes” after you’re finished. You’ll be routed back to the Login and Security screen, where you’ll see a success message letting you know that you’ve successfully modified your Amazon account.
Steps to Change Amazon Password on Amazon Website
- Open a web browser, navigate to www.Amazon.com, and then sign in to your Amazon account if you’re not signed in already. You’ll land on your Amazon home screen.
- Click the “Account and Lists” drop-down at the top of the screen to open a menu, and then click “Account” in that menu. The Amazon Your Account screen is displayed.
- Click “Login and Security” and then enter your current Amazon account password if prompted. You’ll land on the Login and Security screen.
- Click “Edit” in the Password section. The Change Password screen is displayed.
- Enter your existing Amazon password in the “Current Password” field, and then enter what you want to be your new Amazon password in the next two fields. Click “Save Changes” after you’re finished. You’ll be routed back to the Login and Security screen, where you’ll see a success message letting you know that you’ve successfully modified your Amazon account.
Guidelines to Create a Strong Password
- Use a long password: The longer your password, the harder it is to crack. Aim for a minimum of 12 characters.
- Use a mix of characters: Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. This makes your password more complex and harder to guess.
- Avoid personal information: Avoid using personal information such as your name, birthdate, or address. This information can be easily guessed or found through social media.
- Avoid common phrases and patterns: Avoid using common phrases or patterns such as “password,” “1234,” or “qwerty.” These are easy for hackers to guess.
- Use a unique password for each account: Use a different password for each account. This way, if one password is compromised, your other accounts are still protected.
- Consider using a passphrase: A passphrase is a sequence of words or a sentence. This can make a strong and memorable password.
- Use a password manager: A password manager can generate and store strong passwords for you. This way, you don’t have to remember all of your unique passwords.
Reasons to Change Your Amazon Account Password
If you suspect your Amazon account has been hacked, change your password immediately. Your password protects sensitive information, such as your credit card number and personal details. A compromised password leaves your account vulnerable to identity theft and fraud. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Act now to secure your account.
Using the same password for multiple accounts increases the risk of a security breach. If one account gets hacked, all accounts with the same password are at risk. To prevent this, use unique passwords for each account. Update your Amazon password regularly to stay one step ahead of cyber criminals. Protect your online identity by taking password security seriously.
Staying up-to-date with Amazon’s password policy helps ensure the security of your account. If the company updates its policy, your current password may no longer meet the new requirements. In this case, change your password to comply with the updated policy. Keeping your password current not only protects your account, but also helps you stay in compliance with Amazon’s security standards.
Forgetting your Amazon password can be frustrating. To regain access to your account, change your password. It’s easy to do and only takes a few minutes. Don’t let a forgotten password keep you from shopping on Amazon. Take control and reset your password now.
Changing your Amazon password is a simple way to refresh your account. If you’re looking for a change, or just want a new password, updating your password is a quick and easy solution. Choose a strong, unique password to secure your account and protect your personal information. Make the change today and enjoy a refreshed Amazon account.