Change your Microsoft Account password
Your Microsoft account is the email address and password you use to sign in to Microsoft services such as Xbox Live. When you signed up for an Xbox Live account, you associated that account with a Microsoft account.
You can change your Microsoft account password from an Internet-enabled device such as a computer or tablet.
You'll need to know your current password to change it. If you've forgotten your password, you can recover it online.
Change your Microsoft account password from an Internet-enabled device
Here's how to change the password for your Microsoft account from an Internet-enabled device such as a PC or tablet:
- Sign in using your Microsoft account email address and password.
- From the Home page, go to Security & privacy, and then select Change password.
You may be asked to verify that you are the account owner by receiving a security code via text or email and then entering it online.
- Under Password, select Change your password. Follow the instructions and then click Save.
Once you've made the change, you'll receive a notification at your existing "security information" email address or phone number. This is a precaution in case someone else made the change. If that happens, you can cancel the change by following the instructions provided in your notification.
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