How to Change and Reset Your Amazon Password

It happens to the best of us — you’re about to log in to your favorite website only to realize that you can’t remember your password. Recovering your credentials may seem like a hassle, but services like Amazon provide a quick and easy way to solve this issue. Check out our tutorials on Amazon password change and Amazon password reset.

How do I change my Amazon account password?

If you’re looking to improve your account security, changing the password from time to time is a good idea, especially if you tend to reuse your passwords (which is a terrible idea). It’s quite easy to change your password on Amazon. Here’s how to change Amazon password:

  1. Log in to your Amazon account.

  2. Click on the Account & Lists button in the top-right corner of the website.

  3. Click on the Login & security button.

  4. You will see a table with your account details. Scroll down to Password and click on the Edit button.

  5. Enter your current password (if you forgot your Amazon password, don’t worry — read on to find out how to reset it).

  6. Now enter your new password in the field below. That’s it!

When creating a new password, don’t fall into bad habits. Hackers already know about popular combinations like qwerty, password, and 123456. If you want to secure your account, make sure you follow these tips:

  • Never reuse a password.

  • The longer, the better — come up with a password that is at least 8 characters long, ideally 12.

  • Make sure you have a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.

  • Don’t use any personal information.

  • Make it as random as possible — avoid common phrases and words.

Once you come up with a password, you can check if it’s secure enough using our password checker tool. Or, if you can’t think of a complicated password, use the NordPass password generator.

Reset Amazon password

If you can’t log in to Amazon because you forgot the password, don’t fret — the resetting process is pretty simple. Here’s what to do if you forgot your Amazon password:

  1. Open your browser and go to the Amazon website.

  2. Click on the Sign In link in the top-left corner of the page.

  3. Enter your email address or mobile number and click Continue.

  4. In the next window, click on the Forgot your password link.

  5. You will be redirected to the Password assistance page.

  6. Click the Continue button.

  7. You may need to enter the characters for the CAPTCHA challenge.

  8. Amazon might send you a One Time Password (OTP) to confirm your identity. Enter it and click Continue.

  9. Amazon may ask you another security question about your account. Enter the answer, and you will be redirected to another window.

  10. Type in your new password. That’s it! Amazon will reset your password to a new one.

How to avoid losing your passwords in the future

Remembering the credentials for all of your accounts is tricky. You can easily fall into bad habits like reusing old passwords or keeping them on post-it notes next to your computer. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult.

The best way to keep your passwords secure is by using a password manager. For example, NordPass syncs your credentials across all of your devices so you can access them at any time. You can come up with complicated and unique passwords for each account, and our password manager will remember them for you.

Keep your accounts safe with NordPass.

Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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