Step 1:

mysql -u root -p


[root@tutorialspots ~]# mysql -u root -p
Enter password:
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Your MySQL connection id is 6
Server version: 5.7.16

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Step 2:
As of MySQL 5.7.6, use ALTER USER:

mysql> ALTER USER user IDENTIFIED BY 'new_password';

Before 5.7.6, use SET PASSWORD:

mysql> SET PASSWORD FOR user = PASSWORD('new_password');

Note: you must use strong password like: Tutorialspots*123456


ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'Tutorialspots*123456';

change root mysql password


mysql> ALTER USER 'root'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'Tutorialspots*123456';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

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