Change account settings in Office 365 for business

If you're using Office 365 for business or education, you can change your work or school account settings, including your language, password, and more.

Important   This article applies only to Office 365 for business or education, and not Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, or Office 365 University. To change your account settings for one of those subscriptions, see the article, Where to sign in to Office 365.

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Changing your settings in Office 365 for business or education

Changing admin settings in Office 365 for business or education

Changing your settings in Office 365 for business or education

To see and change your user account settings
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. At the top of the page, click Settings  Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud > Office 365 settings.

  3. To view your current settings, choose a category, such as Me, Software, Theme, Start page, Notifications, Password, or Language.

  4. Make any needed changes to your settings, and then choose Save.

The following table summarizes the various settings that might be available to you and what you can do when you configure settings. . Depending on how your organization is using Office 365 for business, some kinds of settings might not be available for you to change.

Settings

Description

Me

This is where you can see your contact and account information, such as what's included in your Office 365 for business subscription.

Software

This is where you go to download and install your Office software. If you want help with this, see Download and install Office using Office 365 for business on your PC or Mac.

Theme

This is where you can change your theme in Office 365 for business. For more details, see Change your Office 365 theme.

Start page

This is where you can change the page you land on first when you sign in to Office 365 for business. For more details, see Change your Office 365 start page.

Notifications

This is where you can turn on or off reminders and new mail notifications.

Password

This is where you can change your Office 365 password. See Change your password.

Language

This is where you choose the language you use for the Office 365 portal, Newsfeed, OneDrive, and Sites. For more details, see Change your display language.

Contact preferences

Some people get this tab, which lets them control what kind of communication they get from Microsoft. For more details, see Change your contact preferences.

Changing admin settings in Office 365 for business or education

An admin is someone who sets up Office 365 for an organization. Your organization might have one admin or a whole team. Admins can change settings that affect the whole organization, and these settings are different from individual account settings.

Tip   See Office 365 for business – Admin help for more resources for Office 365 admins.

The following table summarizes settings that admins can change.

Admin setting

Description

Contact preferences

Request that Microsoft send you—or stop sending you—information about topics like promotional offers, customer research, and compliance notifications. For more details, see the article, Change your contact preferences.

Change company information

Change organizational details that include your company’s address. See Change your organization's address and other profile information.

Reset passwords

Reset passwords for yourself or other users when someone forgets a password or wants to change to a new password. Or, specify when passwords should expire.

Credit card

Change the credit card that gets billed for your organization's Office 365 for business subscription. See the article, Update your credit card information.

Get help with Office 365

Visit the Support Community: Office 365 for businessto get help with your technical questions. You can post a new question if someone hasn’t already asked it.

Cancel Office 365

If Office 365 doesn’t work out for your organization, you can cancel your subscription. For more information, see Cancel my subscription.

See Also

Office 365 Learning Center

Applies To: Office 365 End User, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin



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