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How to change your Gmail password

• Head to

• Under Sign-in & security choose ‘Signing into Google’

• Under Password & sign-in method click on Password

• Log into your Google account

• Enter a new password (at least eight characters), then re-enter it and click Change password

How to change your Hotmail password

• Log into your Hotmail account at

• Tap on the cog icon at the top right of the screen

• Choose Options

• Select the first option under Managing your account for Account details

• Select the Security & privacy tab

• Choose Change password under Account security

• Microsoft will verify it is you requesting to change your password: enter your email address and click Send code. When you receive the code, enter it and click Submit

• Now enter your current password, new password (at least eight characters and case-sensitive), then re-enter the password and click Save

How to change your Yahoo Mail password

• Log into your Yahoo Mail account at

• Tap on the cog icon at the top right of the screen

• Choose Account info

• Select the Account security tab

• Click on Change password

• Enter a new password, re-enter it to confirm, then click Continue

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