How To Recover Or Reset Outlook.com Password

The number of passwords we modern users to remember is growing every day. Securing your email account with a strong, unique password is always a good idea, right up until the point where you forget the password. So, it’s always recommended to save your passwords in your browser with a master password or use a password manager such as LastPass.

Outlook

At times, even the best of us forget passwords. Thankfully, most services out there allow resetting the forgotten password. If you are an Outlook.com user and have forgotten your password, complete the below mentioned instructions to reset your account password.

 

Please note that the below method works for users who had provided phone number or alternate email address during the sign up.

 

Step 1: Visit this official page, select I forgot my password option and then click Reset your password option that appears just below I forgot my password. This will take your to the reset your password page.

Recover Outlook.com Password

Step 2: Here, type in your email address and then enter the characters shown in the picture and click Next button.

Recover Outlook.com Password Step2

Step 3: You will see two password reset options: Email me a rest link and Send a code to my phone. Select the first option if you want to receive password reset link to the alternate email address that you provided during the sign up.

Recover Outlook.com Password Step3

Select Email me a rest link option and then click Next button to receive password reset link to your alternate email address.

 

And select the later option (Send a code to my phone) and then click Send code button if you have associated your phone number with your Outlook.com account. When you select the second option, you will receive Microsoft account password reset code to your phone.

Recover Outlook.com Password Step5

Step 4: (Skip to Step 5 if you have chosen Send a code to my phone option) Sign in to your alternate email address to see account password reset email from Microsoft account team. Clicking on the reset link will take you to Reset your password where you need enter your new password, reenter the password to confirm and finally click Next button. You are done!

Recover Outlook.com Password Step4

Step 5: Enter the password reset code that you have received in the Enter your code box and then click Submit button to see Reset your password page. Enter your new password and also reenter the password and finally click Next button. You are done!

 

Once password reset is done, you will be taken to a page where you can add or update your phone number, alternate email address, and the security question. Microsoft uses these info to keep your account more secure and help you recover or reset your password.

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Comments

  1. Brian says

    Outlook won’t send me a password reset code. I’ve been trying for hours and it’s really irritating. Can someone please help me.

  2. Elizabeth says

    WHY IS IT THAT I DON’T RECEIVE A CODE FOR THE ACCOUNT THAT NEEDS RESETTING.
    Outlook email password reset code DOES NOT send a code!!!!!

  3. cheryl says

    I cant get into my Hotmail on outlook.com and I used your methods to reset my password ten times and it wont accept any codes that’s sent to me.Is there a phone number I can speak with someone personally to resolve this issue?

  4. Ross Hill says

    I have just spent 2 hrs trying to get into my outlook.com and I keep getting incorrect password. Eventually it says entered password to many times and to follow the following: Enter password and the following characters.
    I have done this and it returns with a new set of characters and I start again. I am a patient person, but what the FUCK is going on and how do I open my account

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