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How To Change Your Uber Email Address and Password?

Instructions

  1. From your smartphone (not your desktop or laptop computer), open the Uber application.
  2. Tap Account. The Account button is located at the bottom right of your smartphone’s screen.
  3. Tap your avatar to the right of your name.
  4. Tap your email address to change your email address. Skip to step 6 if you do not make use of unique email addresses for every account that you signed up for.
  5. Once you change your email address, tap Update. Go into your email account and look for an email from Uber. Enter the verification code that Uber gave you.
  6. Tap your password. You will need to verify your password first before you generate your new password from a password manager.

And you are done! Congratulations! You have successfully changed your unique email address and password! Stay safe!

Cannot Change Email Address and Password in Uber’s Website

If you are like me, you watched a video about Uber Has Been Hacked and you have a unique email address and unique password assigned to your Uber account. If you make use of a password manager such as Bitwarden or KeePassXC but do not have more than one email address, that’s okay and unique passwords are important anyway. Password managers saved me from re-using passwords and I cannot remember hundreds of passwords.

So you learned about Uber that got hacked and we all know that we should change our passwords, correct? For no reason, Uber won’t let me change my email address and password in their website. I have to change that in an Uber app in my smartphone. And yes, I went into my profile after I sign into Uber’s website and there is no way to change both my email address and password!

The Only Way To Change Important and Sensitive Information?

That’s right! Your smartphone! If you need to change your email address and password, you must open the Uber app in order to change what you need to change. And you know what? My computer is a lot more convenient than my smartphone. Why? Physical keyboard, a mouse, and a large monitor. I have to have my smartphone very close to me due to my visual impairment and the use of my smartphone can hurt my back. It would be nice if I could connect my smartphone to a dock and use my computer monitor, mouse, and keyboard to control my smartphone. That reminds me of Purism’s Librem 5 smartphone. I found a video called Desktop and Phone Convergence. Purism Librem 5 is not only a smartphone, but it is more of a general-purpose computer. The smartphone runs PureOS, a Linux distribution made for Librem laptops and Librem 5 smartphone. If Android could do convergence right out of the box, I could turn off my Mac Mini that I currently have in order to save power and just use my smartphone like a computer. That way, I could pull up an Uber application using my mouse and keyboard and I can change my email address and password from there! I do not have to worry about visiting Uber’s website.

Surely, we should be able to change our email address and password right from Uber’s website, right? At the end of the day, I think we are living in a smartphone-first world where smartphones are all the rage these days. And all the smartphone manufacturers are all copying Apple’s designs with the exception of Planet Computer Astro Slide 5G. That smartphone has a built-in physical keyboard and I would love to get my hands on one when it ships. Oh, and you can thank me for providing instructions at the very beginning of my article. Far too many blogging websites make it seem so wordy that their articles provide lots of reasons for changing the password that I would have to scroll down the article in order to view the instructions. Simply read the instructions from the beginning of this article and you can change your email address and password in no time!

And people will always fall for social engineering problems. 🙂