Outlook is a highly secure email client provider that works not only with Microsoft email accounts but also with other email providers. However, some users have reported issues with updating their email passwords through the Outlook desktop client. In this article, we will guide you on how to change your password in Outlook.com, Outlook desktop client, or Outlook 365.
To change your password in Outlook.com, the easiest way is to do it via the web interface of your email provider. Once you have changed your password on the website, you can update it across your desktop, mobile, and other devices. If you use Outlook as an email client for other providers like Google or Zoho, you need to change your password on their respective websites before returning to Outlook.
To change your password for a Microsoft account, follow these steps:
1. Go to account.microsoft.com and sign in using your Outlook email.
2. Click on your profile picture on the top right and select My Microsoft Account.
3. Go to the Security tab from the top bar.
4. You should see the Change my password option at the top or under Security Basics.
5. Follow the onscreen steps and update your password.
If you have set up 2FA, Windows PIN, or Physical Key, you will need to use that too.
Once you have changed your password on the web, launch Outlook on your desktop, and it will prompt you to enter the updated password. If it doesn’t ask you to update your password, go to Tools > Account Settings, select your email account > Settings, and change the password from there.
To find your password for Outlook 365, check with your password manager or browser. You may need to reauthenticate using the OS password to view the password for the account. If you have never saved it anywhere, you must reset the password.
If you use multiple aliases and want to change your Outlook email in Office 365, you can do it through the Outlook settings. Remove and add the account again, then select the new mail ID. If you want to add another one and remove the old one, add the new Outlook email and then remove the old account from Outlook. Be aware that any data related to the old account will be removed.