Did you forget your current password on Amazon? Don’t worry because Amazon makes it easy to reset your password.
Amazon has a password assistance protocol to help you regain access to your account and reset your password.
I wrote this guide to teach you how to change your password on the website and the Amazon shopping app.
Table of Contents
How To Reset Your Amazon Password
You’ll need to reset your current password if you don’t remember it. The Amazon password recovery process is straightforward.
Here’s how to reset your Amazon Password.
1 – Visit the Amazon website and hover your mouse over the Account & Lists tab.
2 – On the drop-down menu that appears, click on the Sign in button.
3 – Click the Need help? to bring up a dropdown menu.
4 – Click Forgot your password? to access the Amazon Password Assistance page.
5 – Enter the email address or mobile phone number you use with Amazon and click Continue.
6 – Complete the CAPTCHA test to confirm you’re a human.
7 – Amazon will send an OTP (one-time password) to your email account or phone number, depending on your chosen verification method. Enter the one-time password twice and click Continue.
Note: The Amazon OTP is a security measure that helps Amazon ensure only the rightful owners can access their accounts.
8 – Enter your new Amazon password twice and enter it twice, and click Save Changes.
You’ve now successfully changed your old password on Amazon.
How To Change Your Amazon Password
There are two ways to change your Amazon password. You can do it through the Amazon website or the Amazon mobile app.
Change Your Amazon Password on the Website
1 – Log in to your account on the Amazon website.
2 – Hover your mouse over the Account & Lists tab.
3 – On the drop-down menu that appears, click Account under Your Account.
4 – Click Login & security beside Your Orders to see your account settings.
5 – Click the Edit button on the right side of the Password field.
6 – The Change password page will appear. Enter your current password. Then enter your new password and retype it to confirm.
7 – Click Save Changes to update your old password.
Change Your Password on the Amazon App:
1 – Open the Amazon app on your mobile device.
2 – Tap on the Person icon at the bottom of the app’s interface to reveal your account settings.
3 – Tap Login & security and go to your password settings.
4 – Tap Edit next to the Password field.
5 – Enter your current password. Then enter your new password and retype it to confirm.
6 – Tap Save Changes to update your password.
How To Keep Your Passwords Secure
A secure password is crucial for protecting your Amazon account.
Using the same password for all your online accounts might be easier and more convenient, but it’s dangerous.
Having only one password for all your accounts makes it easy for hackers or fraudsters to steal your information, especially if you use weak, predictable, and easy-to-guess passwords.
I recommend using strong passwords to secure your information. Combine uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Create passwords with at least eight characters (more is better).
Remember, you should do this for all your accounts, not just Amazon.
Avoid common words and character combinations. Don’t use phrases like mypassword, password12345, thequickbrownfox or qwerty.
Originality is essential for maximum security.
Never include personal information in your passwords, like your name or pet’s name, birthday or anniversary dates, and street address. Fraudsters or hackers can easily find this information online through social media.
You can also use reliable password managers like LastPass, KeePassXC, or 1Password.
Aside from storing passwords, these excellent password managers help you create secure passwords and monitor data breaches or compromised credentials.
Avoid writing down passwords on paper on storing them online on the cloud (ex., Google Docs or Sheets).
You can also use two-factor authentication (2FA or two-step verification) to add a layer of security to your account.
Two-factor authentication is an extra step in the login process requiring you to enter additional information before allowing access to your account.
If you enable 2FA on Amazon, the site will send a code or one-time password to your mobile number or email address after you enter your Amazon account password, depending on your chosen verification method.
Being proactive when securing and managing your passwords reduces the likelihood of fraud and theft, not just on Amazon but all your accounts.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How Do I Find My Amazon Password?
Here’s how to access your account settings.
1 – Hover your cursor over to the Account & Lists tab on the Amazon website.
2 – Click Account under Your Account on the drop-down menu that appears.
3 – Click Login & security to access your account details.
4 – You can find the Password underneath the Primary mobile number field.
Note: You can also change your phone number on Amazon on this page.
5 – Click the Edit button on the right side of the Password field to change your password.
What Is an Ideal Amazon Password?
When creating your Amazon password, use at least eight characters and combine uppercase and lower letters, numbers, and special characters.
Avoid using common words and phrases or including personal information in your passwords because they are easy to guess and increase the vulnerability of your data.
How Often Should I Update My Amazon Password?
I recommend updating your Amazon password every three to six months to maintain the security of your account.
However, change your password immediately if you detect any suspicious activity in your account (ex., an attempt to access your account via a device you don’t own)
How to Check Amazon Password in App?
You can’t view your password within the Amazon app, but you can reset your password if needed as explained in this post.
The Bottom Line
Data security on Amazon is easy because it only takes a few steps to change or reset your Amazon password.
Remember to update your Amazon password regularly and monitor your login activity for security reasons. Doing so ensures the safety of your personal and financial information.
Use a secure password manager to create and store complex passwords.
You can also set up two-factor authentication to add a layer of security to your Amazon account.
If you regularly shop on the popular ecommerce marketplace, it would help to learn how much you spend on Amazon.