Google has not released an official Gmail app for Windows 10 to date. Luckily, the default Mail supports all standard mail systems, including Google’s webmail service Gmail. You just need to enter your Gmail account address and password to add your Gmail account to Windows 10 Mail.
When you change your Gmail password once in a while for security reasons, you need to update the Gmail password in Windows 10 Mail app as well to continue to receive new messages. Usually, when you are using an incorrect password, the Mail app shows Your Gmail account settings are out of date banner notification. Also, you will see Your Gmail account settings are out of date message when you click on your Gmail account in the Mail app. You can easily update your Gmail password in Windows 10 Mail in less than a minute.
It’s important to note that you can’t change your Gmail account password from Windows 10 Mail app. This means that to change your Gmail account password, you need to sign in to your Gmail account in a web browser and then follow the instructions in our how to change Gmail password guide. Once the password is changed, you can use the instructions in this guide to update the password in Windows 10 Mail app.
Update Gmail account password in Windows 10 Mail app
Method 1 of 2
Complete the given below directions to update your Gmail password in Windows 10 Mail.
Step 1: Open the Mail app by typing Mail in the search box and then pressing Enter key.
Step 2: At the home screen of the Mail app, click on your Gmail account. If you can’t see your Gmail account, click on the expand/collapse button (located upper left).
Step 3: Once you click on your Gmail account, you will see “Your Gmail account settings are out of date” message. Click on the Fix account button. Note that the message might not appear immediately after you click on the Gmail account. You might need to wait for a while to see the message. If you’re not getting Your Gmail account settings are out of date message, please refer to the instructions in Method 2.
Step 4: You will see the following screen with your Gmail account address. Click the Next button.
Step 5: Here, you need to enter your new/updated password for your Gmail account and then click the Sign in button.
Step 6: Finally, when you see the following screen, click the Allow button to update your Gmail account password. That’s it!
Method 2 of 2
Since the current version of Windows 10 Mail doesn’t allow you update your Gmail account password like it does for some other email services (see how to update email password in Windows 10 Mail), you need to manually delete your Gmail account from Mail app first and then manually add the account again. Here is how to do that.
Step 1: Open the Windows 10 Mail app. Right-click on your Gmail account and then click Account settings option.
Step 2: When you see the Gmail account settings dialog, click the Delete account option.
Step 3: When you see the confirmation dialog with “Delete this account?” message, click the Delete button to remove your Gmail account from Windows 10 Mail.
Step 4: Click on the Settings icon of Mail to open the Settings page, click Manage accounts, and then click Add account option.
Step 5: Click on Google, enter your Gmail account address, type in the password, click Sign in button and finally, click Allow button to add your Gmail account back to Windows 10 Mail.
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