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How to change the phone number for your Microsoft account

When creating a Microsoft account, the registration page asks you to add an alternate email address and phone number as security information to your Microsoft account

The alternate email address and phone number will be used when you want to change or reset your forgotten Microsoft account password or to alert you if Microsoft finds suspicious activity on your account.

It's a good idea to keep the phone number and alternate email address associated with your Microsoft account up to date. Therefore, when you change your phone number or alternate email address, be sure to also change the phone number or alternate email address linked to your Microsoft account.

Complete the following instructions to change or remove the phone number for your Microsoft account.

Step 1: First, go to this page from Microsoft in a web browser. As always, log into your Microsoft account.

Step 2: Once you log in, you will see the following page with various details about your Microsoft account. Click on the Security tab.

Step 3: On this page, you should see the options to change your password, update security information, and review recent activity. Click the Update Information button.

Step 4: By clicking the Update Information button, you will access the following page, where you will need to verify your identity by selecting your current contact number or your secondary email address.

Choose one of the options, enter the last four digits of your phone number currently associated with your Microsoft account, or enter the secondary email address, and then click the Send Code button to receive the verification code at your phone number or secondary email address.

Step 5: Enter the verification code. Click the Submit button to verify your identity.

Step 6: Upon verifying your identity, you will see this page with security information. To change the phone number for your Microsoft account, click the Remove link next to the contact number. If you don't have a contact number for your account, go to the next step to add one.

When you see the confirmation dialog, click the Delete button to remove the phone number from your account.

Step 7: Now, on the same page, click the Add Security Information link.

Step 8: Select a phone number from the first drop-down box, select your country, enter the phone number you want to associate with your Microsoft account, and select a method to verify the contact number (text or call).

Click on the Next button.

Step 9: If you have chosen the text method to verify your number, you will receive a code on your phone. Finally, enter the code received on the phone in the field and click the Next button. And if you opted for a call, you will receive a call from Microsoft to verify the contact number. That's all! You have successfully changed or added your phone number to your Microsoft account.

If you want to receive alerts (when Microsoft detects unusual activity on your account), click the Change alert options link on the same page and check the box next to your phone number.

Date update on 2021-03-18. Date published on 2021-03-18. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: tecno-soluciones