How to Change Your eBay Password

eBay is a website where you use your real financial details to pay real money in order to buy real goods.  Therefore, you're going to want to make sure that the password for your account is as strong as you can make it, in order to prevent anyone from breaking into your account and using your information and money to buy their stuff for them.

If you're not sure if your password's up to snuff, check out our How Secure is My Password and How to Make a Strong Password articles for tips on how to check the strength of current and future passwords that you use.

Changing an eBay password

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in.

  2. Move your mouse cursor over your name in the top-left corner, and click Account Settings.

  3. Click Personal Information in the menu on the left.

  4. Click Edit next to the "Password" field.

  5. For security reasons, you will be asked to log in again.  Just type in your password (your user name should already be filled in), and click Sign In.

  6. On the next screen, click in the box beside "Current Password" and type in your password as it is now.  Then, click in the boxes marked "New Password" and "Re-enter New Password" and type your password as you want it to be into each of them.  Then click Submit.

    NOTE: You can also click the drop-down menu labelled "Secret Question" and select a security question, and then click in the box marked "Secret Answer" and type in the answer.  This can help eBay verify your identity in case you forget your password.

There!  You've changed your password for your eBay account, and hopefully it's stronger than before.  Now, make sure to write it down in a safe place so that you'll remember it!


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