How to Reset Your Tumblr Password

Forgetting things is a part of how our brain works.  And it might so happen that one thing that you end up forgetting is the password for logging into your Tumblr account.  Or maybe you didn't forget it, and instead someone has hijacked your Tumblr account.  Fortunately, the latter situation is quite rare, but it calls for the same action.  And that action is resetting your Tumblr account password, which this lesson will cover how to do.

To reset your Tumblr password:

  1. Go to and click Log In.

  2. Click Forgot Your Password?

  3. Enter your email address, and click Reset Password.

  4. Log into your email client, open the email from Tumblr Support labelled "Tumblr Password", and click Reset Password.

  5. Enter two copies of your new password, and then click Set New Password.

Now, what does that process look like in action?  Glad you asked!  Read on to see how resetting a Tumblr password is done, with all of the details and pictures included.

What to do if you forgot your Tumblr password

  1. Go to in your web browser and click Log In in the top-right corner.

  2. Underneath the sign-in box, click Forgot Your Password?

  3. Click in the box labelled "Email" and type in the email address associated with your Tumblr account.  Then click Reset Password.  This will cause Tumblr to send you an email with a hyperlink that will let you reset your password.

  4. Go to your email client and log in.  Find the email from Tumblr Support labelled "Tumblr Password" and click it to open it.  Then, click the big blue button inside it labelled Reset Password.

  5. You'll be taken back to Tumblr.  Click in the box labelled "New Password" and type in the password that you'd like to use to secure your Tumblr account from now on.  Then, click in the box labelled "Confirm New Password" and type in a copy of the password that you just picked.  Finally, click Set New Password.

Okay!  You should be able to get back into your Tumblr account with your new password.  If you'd like some help with remembering your passwords so that you can avoid having to constantly reset them in the future, we have a list of tips on how to manage passwords.

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