If you’re using a Microsoft account to log into your Windows 10 computer, Xbox, or other Microsoft services, you may find yourself needing to change your email address associated with that account. Whether you’ve changed your email provider or simply want to update your email address, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to change your Microsoft account email.
Why Change Your Microsoft Account Email?
Before we dive into the steps, let’s first understand why you may need to change your Microsoft account email. There are a few common reasons for this:
- You’ve changed your email provider and no longer have access to your old email address
- You want to update your email address to a more professional one
- You’re receiving too much spam on your current email address and want to switch to a new one
Now, let’s get into the steps for changing your Microsoft account email.
Step 1: Sign into Your Microsoft Account
The first step is to sign into your Microsoft account. You can do this by going to the Microsoft website and clicking on the “Sign In” button in the top right corner. Enter your current email address and password to log in.
Step 2: Go to Your Account Settings
Once you’re signed in, click on your profile picture or initials in the top right corner and select “My Account” from the drop-down menu. This will take you to your account settings page.
Step 3: Click on “Your Info”
On the account settings page, click on the “Your Info” tab on the left-hand side. This will bring up your current account information.
Step 4: Click on “Manage How You Sign In to Microsoft”
Under your current email address, you’ll see a link that says “Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.” Click on this link to continue.
Step 5: Click on “Add Email”
On the next page, you’ll see your current email address listed as your primary alias. To change your email address, click on the “Add Email” button.
Step 6: Enter Your New Email Address
A pop-up window will appear asking you to enter your new email address. Type in the email address you want to use and click “Add Alias.”
Step 7: Verify Your New Email Address
You will receive an email at your new email address with a verification code. Enter this code on the verification page and click “Verify.”
Step 8: Make Your New Email Address Your Primary Alias
Once your new email address is verified, go back to the “Manage how you sign in to Microsoft” page. Under your new email address, click on “Make primary.” This will make your new email address the primary alias for your Microsoft account.
And that’s it! You have successfully changed your Microsoft account email. Remember to use your new email address to sign in to any Microsoft services in the future.
Changing your Microsoft account email is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you’re switching email providers or just want to update your email address, following these steps will ensure a smooth transition. Have you ever had to change your Microsoft account email? Let us know in the comments.