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Changing your email password on your iPad is a very easy process, just follow the step by step instructions below, and be certain to ensure that your new email password is ‘strong’.
Change your Email Password on your iPad Steps.
1. Locate and press the Settings icon.
2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
3. Select the Email account for which you want to update the password.
4. This is where you can update your email password. You should only have to do this if your email password has changed. Enter your new password, and press Done when finished.
5. Press Done again.
6. The email password has been updated on the iPad.
You now know how to change your email password on your iPad.
Why You Should Change or Reset Your Email Password
There are several reasons why you should change your email password to help keep your email accounts secure. These include recovering from data breaches, preventing unauthorized access, and being hacked. Hackers use several methods to gain passwords.
Phishing attacks are used to trick users into revealing login details by sending emails and links that appear to be from legitimate sources. Additionally, these can be used to install malware on a device, allowing hackers to steal passwords and usernames.
Hackers can also crack weak passwords that are easy to guess and intercept data in transit across unsecured websites and networks.
You should change your passwords immediately if you notice any suspicious activity on your email accounts.
The Importance of Strong Passwords
With cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, having strong passwords is vital for preventing unauthorized access to email accounts and protecting sensitive information.
Here are some recommendations for creating a strong password:
- Strong passwords should contain a minimum of 8-12 characters made up of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters (!@*&).
- Do not use any personal information in your password that is easy to guess, like birth dates, common, or names.
- Using longer passwords makes them harder to crack.
Email Security Tips
Follow these best practices to help keep your email accounts secure.
Update your passwords roughly every 90 days.
Have an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate installed on your email account to encrypt your data while it is being transferred between servers. This makes it harder for it to be intercepted by hackers and helps prevent phishing attacks.
Use a password manager like Bitwarden to generate and store strong passwords safely.
Have separate, unique passwords for all your accounts. If one account is compromised, all your other accounts with the same password could be too.