Change my password in Outlook.com

It's always a good idea to change your password on a regular basis, making sure to add a level of complexity.

  1. In Outlook.com, in the upper right corner, right-click your profile picture, and then click Account settings.

    Account Settings

    Note: If you're prompted, log in to your Account page. This prompt may occur in a different browser window than the one where Outlook.com is loaded.

  2. Under Basics, click Change password.

    Under Basics, click Change password.

    Note: As a security measure, you might be prompted to prove your identity. If so, decide how you want to receive the security code — by phone or email — and then click Send code. When you receive the code, enter it and move to step 3.

    Request a security code

  3. Enter your current password, enter your new password, reenter your new password, and then click Save.

    Change your password

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