- Google Chrome is without a doubt one of the best browsers currently on the market.
- Chrome errors can appear unfortunately, and speaking of which, many users reported that Chrome asked them to change their password.
- To fix this, try changing your password or just clear the cache.
- This article is just a part of our Chrome hub, and if you’re looking for more useful guides, we suggest that you check it out.
According to Google, this is a security measure and recommends the users to change the account password immediately to protect the account as well as remove the message.
In this article, we take a look at a couple of possible solutions to help you resolve Chrome asked to change password error.
What can I do if Chrome’s password alert shows up?
1. Change your password
1.1 On a Windows Computer
- Open your Google Account
- Enter the account credentials to log in
- From the left pane, click on the Security tab
- Scroll down to Signing in to Google section
- Click on the Password option
- Enter your current password for verification
- In the Change Password screen, enter your new password
- Enter the password again and make sure it is secure enough
- Click on Change Password to change the password
- Relaunch the browser and log in with your newly created password if asked to log in again
1.2 On an Android device
- On your Android phone, tap on Settings
- Go to Google and tap on Google Account
- Under your Google Account, tap on Manage your Google Account
- Tap on the Security tab
- Under Sign into Google, tap on Password
- Enter your current password and tap on Next
- Enter your new password. Enter the password again to confirm it
- Tap on Change Password to change the password
2. Clear browser cache
2.1 On a Windows computer
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- Click on the Chrome menu (three dots)
- Go to More Tools > Clear browsing data.
- You can also press Ctrl + Shift + Del to open the clear browsing data option
- Click the drop-down menu for Time Range and select the appropriate option. To delete everything, select All Time
- Next, check the boxes for Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files
- Click on the Clear data button
2.2 For an Android device
- Open Chrome on your Android phone
- Tap on the Menu (three dots) and select Settings
- Scroll down and tap on the Privacy option under the Advanced section
- Tap on Clear browsing data
- Next, change the Time Range
- Check the following boxes:
- Browsing history
- Cookies and site data
- Tap on Clear data.
- Close and relaunch Google Chrome and check for any improvements.
After clearing the cache data, you will be logged out of all the websites you are logged in and you might need to sign in again.
3. Reset browser settings
- On your computer, open Chrome
- Click the Chrome menu (three dots) and select Settings
- Click on Advanced to expand the section
- Under “Reset and clean up” click on Reset Settings
- Click on Reset Settings again to confirm the action
Resetting the browser settings will restore any changes made by third-party apps that might be causing the Chrome change password issue.
Google Chrome only asks users to change the password if it suspects any abnormal behavior with your Google Account.
Make sure you change your Google Account password before attempting any other steps to secure your account.
Were you ever persistently asked by Google to change your password? Tell us how you solved this issue in the comments section below.
FAQ: Learn more about Google Chrome
- Why is Chrome not saving passwords?
There are numerous reasons for Google not saving your passwords. The most common ones are your settings or corrupt Chrome installation.
- How do I find my Gmail password on Chrome?
To find your Gmail password in Chrome, go to chrome://settings/passwords and under the Saved Password sections look for your Gmail account.
- Can I password protect Chrome browser?
No, you can’t password protect Chrome natively. However, you might be able to that with certain extensions.
- What is my password for Google?
Your password for Google and all Google services is the same password that you used to sign up to Gmail, YouTube or any other Google’s service.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.