Step-by-Step Guide: Transferring Your Microsoft Account

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 by

Are you looking to transfer your Microsoft account to a new device or to a different email address? Maybe you’re switching from a personal account to a work account. Whatever the reason may be, transferring your Microsoft account can seem like a daunting task. But fear not, we have created a step-by-step guide to help you through the process.

Step 1: Log into Your Microsoft Account

The first step is to log into your Microsoft account. This can be done by going to the Microsoft login page and entering your email address and password. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, you will need to enter the code sent to your phone or email.

Step 2: Go to the Account Settings Page

Once you are logged in, click on your profile picture or initials in the top right corner of the page. This will open a drop-down menu, where you will select “My account.” This will take you to the account settings page.

Step 3: Select “Your Info”

On the account settings page, click on the “Your Info” tab on the left-hand side of the page. This will bring up your account information.

Step 4: Click on “Manage How You Sign In to Microsoft”

Under your account information, you will see a section titled “Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.” Click on the “Manage” button next to it.

Step 5: Select “Add Email”

On the next page, you will see your current email address listed under “Account aliases.” Click on the “Add email” button to add a new email address.

Step 6: Enter Your New Email Address

Enter the new email address you want to transfer your Microsoft account to. You will need to verify this email address by entering a code sent to that email.

Step 7: Set Your New Email Address as Primary

Once you have verified your new email address, go back to the “Manage how you sign in to Microsoft” page. Under “Account aliases,” you will now see your new email address listed. Click on the “Make primary” button next to it.

Step 8: Remove Your Old Email Address

After setting your new email address as primary, you can now remove your old email address. Click on the “Remove” button next to your old email address and follow the prompts to confirm the removal.

Step 9: Sign Out and Sign Back In

To ensure that the changes have been made successfully, sign out of your Microsoft account and sign back in using your new email address.

Step 10: Update Your Email Address on Other Devices

If you have your Microsoft account linked to other devices, such as your phone or tablet, you will need to update the email address on those devices as well.

Congratulations, you have successfully transferred your Microsoft account to a new email address! Remember to use your new email address to log in from now on.

If you have any issues or questions during this process, you can contact Microsoft support for assistance. We hope this step-by-step guide has made the process of transferring your Microsoft account easier for you. Happy computing!

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