How to Change or Reset Your Coinbase Password – A Detailed Guide

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Hey there! Have you been thinking you should probably change your Coinbase password but aren‘t sure how? Or maybe you forgot your password completely and need to reset it? Not to worry – I‘ve got you covered!

Changing and resetting passwords is tricky business, especially with a sensitive crypto account. But I‘ll walk you through the entire process in this detailed guide.

By the end, you‘ll be a pro at updating your Coinbase password securely!

Why Changing Your Password Regularly is So Important

Before we dig into the step-by-step instructions, let me quickly explain why changing your password routinely is really, really, REALLY important for any Coinbase user:

  • It stops hackers in their tracks – Cybercriminals are constantly trying to crack Coinbase accounts using previous breaches, brute force, and plain old password guessing. Changing your password often renders those efforts useless!

  • You‘ll sleep better – Having the same password for months or years probably makes you uneasy if you think about it. Changing it lets you rest easy knowing your funds are more secure.

  • It‘s just good practice – Password hygiene experts universally recommend changing passwords every 60-90 days. Following their advice keeps your accounts bulletproof.

  • New cyber threats – New hacking techniques and malware emerge every day. A new password leaves that stuff in the dust when it comes to your account.

  • Combats memory issues – Let‘s be honest – we forget stuff sometimes. Changing your password regularly forces you to log in again, refreshing your memory.

See why it‘s so important? Don‘t let laziness win – change those passwords!

Now let‘s get into exactly how to change your Coinbase password while logged in…

Step-by-Step Guide to Changing Your Password in Coinbase

Let‘s walk through how to change your Coinbase password together:

1. Head to and Sign In

  • Pull up in your browser and look at the top right.

  • Click the blue "Sign in" button and enter your current email and password.

  • Then click "Continue" to finish logging in to your account.

2. Access the Settings Menu

  • After logging in, look at the top right again.

  • See your profile picture? Click it to open a dropdown menu.

  • In that menu, click the "Settings" link to access the Settings page.

3. Locate and Click the "Change Password" Button

  • On the Settings page, scroll down until you see a big blue button:

    "Change password"

  • Go ahead and click that button! This will take you where you need to go.

4. Enter both your Current and New Passwords

  • On the Change password page, you‘ll see three fields:

    • Current password
    • New password
    • Confirm new password
  • Type your CURRENT password in the first field.

  • Then type your new chosen password in the next two fields.

5. Complete Two-Factor Authentication

  • After entering your new password twice, scroll down until you see a section called "Two-step verification".

  • You should immediately receive a text or app notification with a 7-digit code.

  • Enter that 2FA code in the empty boxes and click "Confirm".

6. Login Again with Your New Credentials

  • Once confirmed, you‘ll be logged out automatically as a security measure.

  • Just log back in with your new email and password and…boom!

You‘ve successfully changed your Coinbase password, my friend! Nice work!

Now that wasn‘t so hard, was it? Let‘s move on to resetting a forgotten password next.

Step-by-Step Guide to Resetting Your Forgotten Password

Uh oh…forgot your password completely, huh? Don‘t freak out! I‘ll guide you through resetting your Coinbase password safely in just a few easy steps:

1. Click "Forgot Password" on the Sign In Page

  • Go to and click the "Sign in" button again. But don‘t sign in!

  • Below the password field, click the "Forgot password?" link in blue.

2. Enter Your Email and Click "Reset Password"

  • On the Forgot password page, enter the email on your Coinbase account.

  • Click the blue "Reset password" button below it.

  • Check your email inbox for a message from Coinbase.

  • Open it up and click the password reset link inside.

4. Create and Confirm Your New Password

  • The reset link will take you to a page to create a new password.

  • Type your new password, then confirm it in the next box.

5. Click "Update Password" and Sign In!

  • At the bottom, click the blue "Update password" button.

  • Then just use your new password to sign back into Coinbase!

See? Resetting a lost Coinbase password is super simple. Just use that forgot password link and reset email.

Now let‘s go over what to do if you DON‘T have access to your email anymore…

Resetting Your Password Without Email Access

So you want to reset your password but can‘t access the email on your Coinbase account anymore? No worries, you still have options:

  • On the password reset page, click "Contact support" instead of resetting.

  • Choose "Locked account" and explain you need to reset the password but don‘t have email access.

  • Coinbase support will contact you to verify your identity.

  • After you prove you own the account, they will reset your password and update your email.

It can take a few days to get back into your account this way, so sit tight! Coinbase just wants to be absolutely sure you are who you say you are.

Securing Your Account with 2-Factor Authentication

Once you‘ve changed your password, consider enabling 2-factor authentication (2FA) for maximum account security:

  • 2FA requires BOTH your password AND another piece of identity verification to log in.

  • This means even if a hacker gets your password, they still can‘t access your account!

  • Turn on 2FA by going to Settings > Security. Click "Enable" under 2-Step Verification.

  • Choose to verify via text message or Google Authenticator app. Then follow the setup.

That wraps up password changing and resetting! But before we close things out, let‘s go over some password security best practices…

Creating Strong, Secure Passwords

The security of your shiny new password depends entirely on the password itself.

Here are tips for creating strong Coinbase passwords to keep the hackers away:

  • Make it long – 12 characters minimum, 15+ ideal. Use a passphrase.

  • Mix it up – Combine capital and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

  • No dictionary words – Avoid basing your password on real words. They‘re super easy to crack.

  • Unique is best – Never reuse passwords between accounts or websites.

  • Let a password manager help – Tools like LastPass generate and store super strong credentials.

  • Change it routinely – As we discussed earlier, change it every 60-90 days.

Follow those tips and both your Coinbase funds AND your sanity will thank you!

Storing Your Password Securely

You put a lot of thought into a strong, unguessable password. So it needs to be stored carefully as well:

  • Use a password manager – This is the most secure way to store passwords encrypted in one place.

  • Write it down – If you must write it down, hide it somewhere EXTREMELY secure that only you can access.

  • Memorize it – This takes effort but your memory is also very secure if you rarely use computers.

  • Keep it to yourself – Never tell your password to friends or significant others. Sorry, no exceptions!

  • Watch for phishing – Coinbase will NEVER ask for your password by email, phone or web form. Hang up, delete, avoid those scams!

Following this advice will keep your Coinbase password locked down tighter than Fort Knox. Trust me!

Troubleshooting Common Coinbase Password Issues

You might run into a few hiccups while resetting your Coinbase password. Here is some help with the most common problems:

  • Didn‘t get the reset email? – Check spam and junk folders. Make sure you entered the correct email. Request a new reset link if needed.

  • Reset link expired? – Copy and paste the reset link into your address bar instead of clicking it. Or have Coinbase resend a new link via email.

  • Incorrect password error? – You likely mistyped your new password into the confirmation field. Carefully re-enter it on the reset page.

  • Text 2FA code not coming? – Make sure your mobile number on file with Coinbase is up to date. Contact support if it‘s correct but you still don‘t get text 2FA codes.

  • Totally locked out? – If no password troubleshooting works and your account is fully locked down, you‘ll have to involve Coinbase customer support to regain access.

The Coinbase pros can rescue almost any password problem. Which brings me to my last bit of advice…

Lean on Coinbase‘s Excellent Customer Support

If you follow the steps in my guide but still have trouble changing or resetting your password, Coinbase‘s customer support team has your back.

Here are the best ways to get password help:

  • Search for help articles on the Coinbase support site to find a solution for your specific issue.

  • If you can‘t find a relevant article, click "Contact us" on any support page to send an email to their team.

  • Explain in detail what password problem you‘re running into. Provide any error messages.

  • Their email support team will help troubleshoot and resolve your issue.

Coinbase is known for having some of the best customer service in crypto. So don‘t hesitate to lean on their expertise!

Let‘s Recap – You Got This!

That covers everything you need to know about changing and resetting your Coinbase password. Let‘s do a quick recap:

  • Change your Coinbase password routinely every 60-90 days for good security.

  • Carefully follow the step-by-step process to update your password while logged in.

  • If you forget your password, use the forgot password link and reset email to regain access.

  • Contact Coinbase support if you need help resetting without email access.

  • Enable 2FA, use strong unique passwords, and store them securely after changing.

  • Never hesitate to reach out to Coinbase‘s excellent customer support team.

See? You‘re all set to change and reset your Coinbase password with confidence!

I‘m proud of you for taking control of your account security. Now get out there, update those passwords, and sleep better at night knowing your funds are safe and secure!

Let me know if you have any other questions!


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.