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How to change your Outlook password on the web or app

  • You can change your Outlook password from the Microsoft account security page.
  • If you change any of your other email passwords, you must update it in the Outlook client application.
  • When you start Outlook, it will automatically prompt you to enter the updated password.
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Although Microsoft does not require you to change your Outlook password regularly, many security experts still recommend changing your passwords from time to time. If you want to change your Outlook password, the good news is that it’s easy to do, whether you want to change your email account password in the Outlook app or you want to change your password on Outlook.com.

How to change your password on Outlook.com

If you use the Outlook.com webmail service, it’s easy to change your password – just remember that your Outlook.com password is the same as your Microsoft account password, so if you change that password to a place, it is changed everywhere.

1. Open your Microsoft account security page and log in with your current password.

2. Click on Password Security.

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On the Microsoft account security page, click the option to change your password.

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3. On the Edit your password pageenter your old password and the new password you want to use, then click Save.

4. When you access Outlook.com in a web browser, sign in with the new password.

How to Change Your Outlook Client Application Password

If you have changed the password for an email account that you access from the Outlook application on your computer (like Gmail, Yahoo, etc.), you need to update that password in the Outlook application. While older versions of Outlook required you to change the password in the app’s account settings, now you’ll be prompted to do so automatically.

1. Close the Outlook client app.

2. Change your email password with your email service, such as your IMAP, Gmail, Yahoo or any other email service.

3. Start the Outlook application. When Outlook starts and attempts to verify emails, the application will prompt you for the updated password. Enter it and the new password will be saved automatically.