Changing Your eBay Password? Follow These Steps

May 26, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A security hack on eBay some time ago had compromised a database with user passwords. With the untoward incident happening, the e-retailer had alerted users to go for a password change at the earliest.

Okay, so it’s now time for a password change, folks.  But are you sure on how to do it?

If you haven’t heard, eBay’s home page has now displayed a Password Update notice along with a “Learn more” link that takes you to another page that elaborates on what actually has happened.

However, going by what folks at CNet feel, you will find that the pages do not take you to the option of how to change your password. So let us tell you how.

All you need to do is to sign into your eBay account at the retailer’s home page, and then hover over the down arrow at the top of the page next to your name.


On doing this, you will see a dropdown menu that shows you options such as Account settings and the like. You need to click on the Account settings option, and your page shows up.

Look towards the left and you will see the link for Personal Information. Go over there and you will find the Account Information with a setting for Password. You just have to click on the Edit option, and eBay will ask you for your email or user ID. Type one of them  and click to continue.

The e-retailer would now ask you as to how you would want the password changed. The options would be to reset your password via email or a text message.

Choose your option. Click the option you wish to use. If you opted for the email, you will get a Reset Your Password message in your email, through which you can head for a page that will allow you to set a new eBay password.


If it is the text option you chose, you will be shown a form where you can enter a PIN. This PIN will land in your phone as a text message. All you would need to do is to key in PIN in the space provided in the form. Following this, a page where you can enter your new password appears.

Go for a new password that would be secretive enough and tough for others to guess.  Type it in and confirm. You now have a new password, and a fresh account that stays away from hacks.

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