Student contacts can log in using either an email or phone number in conjunction with their password. Regardless of which method is preferred, the email address or phone number needs to be authenticated in order to be used to log in to the user's account. Follow the instructions below to update the necessary login credential.
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Change Email Address
It is vital to maintain updated login credentials to ensure security and proper communication with the childcare provider. Each student contact has the option to use an email address and/or mobile number to log into brightwheel. It’s important to know that if both an email address and phone number added, then brightwheel will always default to the email address when sending important communication such as billing-related emails or password resets. If needed, the email address can be modified from the profile page on either the app or on the web.
From the Web
From the App
Please Note: If the email address being entered is already associated with a brightwheel account, an error will occur. Please reach out to support at firstname.lastname@example.org to have the account deactivated.
Change Mobile Phone Number
Student contacts added as a Parent, Family, or Approved Pickup can use a mobile phone number to create an account instead of an email address. All mobile numbers being used to log into an account need to be verified to ensure security. Follow the steps below to add or update a mobile phone number from the mobile app:
- Tap the three lines in the upper left-hand corner and tap Edit Profile
- Tap on the Mobile Phone field
- Enter the new phone number and tap Send Code
- Within a few moments, a 6-digit verification code should be delivered via SMS text message
- Enter that code on the Verify Phone Number screen and tap Done
Please Note: Once a phone number has been verified, it can only be changed or updated, it cannot be deleted, please contact us as email@example.com if you need to have a phone number removed.
Change or Reset Password
Maintaining a strong and unique password is vital to the security of any brighthweel account. All brightwheel users have the option to update their password at any time. This can be done on the web from the user’s profile page.
- Log in and select Settings > Profile
- Click Change Password at the bottom of the page
- Enter the current password and new password twice in the form provided
- Click Update to save your changes
In order to change a password from the user’s profile, the current password must be entered. If the current password has been forgotten or if the user is not able to access their account, the password can be reset via a link sent to the user’s email or verified phone number. This can be done on the web or in the app.
From the Web
From the App