You’re dozing off to one of your favorite series on Netflix, and suddenly a notification flashes on your phone. You look down and see the most curious of messages: “Your Netflix account was signed in to at 03:23 in Nigeria.” Odd, because you were asleep at that time – and certainly haven’t been to Nigeria before. Looks like it’s time to change your Netflix password.
Whether you have forgotten your password, want to wrangle Netflix away from your ex-spouse, or just want to update your passwords, this guide will tell you how to reset your Netflix password with ease.
Where do I start?
Fortunately, Netflix foresaw the need for expediency when it comes to changing your password – the process is quick and straightforward.
Open up your browser and get to the Netflix login page. Once you’ve logged in, bring your mouse to hover over your profile picture in the top right corner. Click on Account. This same process can be completed on the Netflix app.
The first thing you’ll see is a section marked Membership & Billing. On the right-hand side of this section are a few hyperlinked options. Click on the Change password link.
You’re now on the page where you can reset your password. Before you do, check out our password generator to craft the perfect password that will be extremely difficult to crack.
There we have it — you have now reset your Netflix password. Remember that you’ll need to re-enter this new password on whatever devices your Netflix account is connected to.
What if I’ve forgotten my password?
When you were setting up your Netflix account, you were asked to set up an extra level of security – normally, another email address or your phone number. When you try to log in and come across the password field, press the tiny blue hyperlink labeled Forgot password? It should take you to this screen:
Pick the option that you chose when creating the account (email or SMS) and then follow the on-screen prompts. That should take you to a browser link where you can reset your password with ease.
If it’s been years since you last had to reset your password, don’t worry: hope is not lost yet! On the above image, you can see the option at the bottom that says, ‘I can’t remember my email address or phone number’. Click on it.
Now, you can enter your personal and payment details to reset your password. Netflix’s UI is intuitive enough to make resetting details of your account effortless. Just follow the on-screen instructions, and you’ll have a new password in no time.
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