Change my password in Outlook.com

Your Outlook.com password is the same as your Microsoft account password. If you forgot your password, go the Microsoft account password reset page. Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

If you think your Outlook.com has been hacked, see My Outlook.com account has been hacked. If your Outlook.com account has been blocked, see Unblock my Outlook.com account

  1. In Outlook.com, select your name or profile picture at the top of the page, and then select View account.

    A screenshot of the View account button.

  2. On the left side of the page, select Change password.

    A screenshot of the Change password button.

  3. As a security measure, you might be prompted to verify your identity with a security code. Decide if you want to receive the security code by email or phone, verify your email address or the last four digits of your phone number, and then select Send code. When you receive the code, enter it and select Submit.

  4. Enter your current password, enter your new password, and then select Save.

    If you forgot your current password, select Forgot your password?

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