How Do I Update My Account Info on Gmail?

Gmail makes it quite easy to update your account information at any time. If you need to update your account information on Gmail read these helpful tips\.

As of 2012, Gmail took over Hotmail to become the world's most popular provider of email services. Gmail launched as a service in 2004 and currently has more than 1.5 billion users. Customers can use their Gmail account for email services, as well as their YouTube account, and for Google Drive (which offers online word documents, excel documents, file storage, and photo storage).

Gmail makes it quite easy to update your account information at any time. If you need to update your account information on Gmail, keep reading for a documented guide on the step-by-step instructions.

Update Your Gmail Account Info on Desktop

  1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/?pli=1

  2. Sign in to your account with your email address or phone number, and password.

  3. In the left section of the screen, click on 'Personal Info.'

  4. Here you can click on what you want to change. Click on your name, birthday, gender, password, contact info, account photo, mobile phone number, or on 'choose what others see.'

  5. You will be redirected to a new screen. Select the little pen next to your chosen item and make the necessary changes.

  6. Select 'Save.'

  7. Some changes may have restrictions on them. For example, if your account is more than two weeks old, you can only change your name three times within 90 days.

Update Your Gmail Account Info on Android Devices

  1. On your Android device, go to 'Settings.'

  2. Select 'Google' and then 'Google Account.'

  3. If you aren't already signed into your account, you may need to sign in at this point.

  4. At the top of the screen, click on 'Personal Info.'

  5. Under 'Profile,' 'Name,' or 'Contact Info' click on the section you want to change.

  6. Select the pen icon to edit.

  7. Make your changes and save the changes by clicking 'Update.'

Update Your Gmail Account Info on Apple Devices

  1. On your Apple device, open the Gmail app.

  2. If you aren't already signed into your account, you may need to sign in at this point.

  3. In the top left corner, select the icon with three bars. Scroll all the way down and click 'Settings.'

  4. Click on your Gmail email address at the top of the screen.

  5. Select 'Manage Your Google Account.'

  6. You will be automatically selected to be on the 'Home' screen. At the top of the screen click on 'Personal Info.'

  7. Under 'Profile,' 'Name,' or 'Contact Info' click on the section you want to change.

  8. Select the pen icon to edit.

  9. Make your changes and save the changes by clicking 'Update.'

Get Help from Gmail Help Desk

If you are having difficulties with any of the steps outlined above, you can use the Gmail Help Desk for further support. Note that Gmail doesn't have a phone number or email you can contact to reach the customer support team, so this is your only option for support with technical issues.

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