Amazon: How to Change Your Password
Your password is your primary security measure in keeping any account secure. As such, you should use a strong password, especially on websites that store your payment information, such as Amazon. The best advice for creating a strong password is to make it as long as possible and to make it unique. You can add extra complexity like numbers and symbols, this is nice too, but not as important as choosing a long password. If you need help creating a strong password, we’ve got you covered.
How to create a new password on Amazon
To change your password on Amazon, the first step is to click on “accounts and lists“In the upper right corner. After that, click on “Connection and security. “
To access your Amazon account settings, click on “Accounts and Lists” in the upper right corner, then click on “Login and Security”.
Before continuing, you will need to re-authenticate for security reasons. You will then be able to choose the account details you want to change, such as your name, email address, cell phone number, password, or two-factor authentication settings. To change your password, click on the penultimate “Change” button.
Click on the penultimate button “Modify” to change your password.
To change your password, you must enter your current password and then enter the new password you want to use twice. After that, click “Save Changes” to update the password.
Enter your old password, then enter and verify your new password.
If you want to further increase the security of your Amazon account, you need to enable two-step verification, also known as 2SV, Amazon’s name for two-factor authentication. With 2SV enabled, once you’ve entered your password, a verification code will be sent to your phone. Enter this verification code and you will have access to your account. Using a second authentication method like this makes it very difficult to access your account, as someone would need both your password and the ability to get the verification code.
Notice: You can receive your verification codes via SMS or set up an authenticator app with a QR code, depending on your preferences.
Enabling 2-Step Verification makes it much more difficult to gain unauthorized access to your account, even if your password is compromised.