Recovering your Microsoft account password is a simple task. However, it can be challenging if you have forgotten your email address or username. There are only limited methods available to retrieve your email address and recover it. So, how can I find my Microsoft account and password?
To assist you with this issue, we have provided a few techniques that can be utilized to recover both your email account and password. First, let’s explore how to find your Microsoft account, and then we will address the forgotten password.
Where can I discover my Microsoft account?
There are several ways to recover your Microsoft account, although these methods do not guarantee a 100% success rate, they are still worth attempting:
- Check your phone and laptop
- Examine the Microsoft App on your phone and PC
- Retrieve Microsoft User Name
1] Check your phone and laptop
If you are a Microsoft email service user, there is a possibility that you have utilized the same email address for setting up your Windows computer or for the Outlook app on your mobile device. Therefore, the first option should be to check both your phone and laptop.
- If you have installed the Microsoft Outlook app and launched it on your phone, click on the profile picture, and you should be able to find it there.
- Similarly, you can go to Windows settings to check your email address on your Windows computer. Alternatively, you can launch the Mail app to view your email address.
- There is also a possibility that you are signed in using your Microsoft account on your browser. Therefore, try visiting outlook.live.com to check your email address.
2] Check on your Gaming Console
Your Xbox Gaming console can also be used to locate your email address. For example, if you have a gaming console, you can find your email address through the settings.
- Press the Xbox button to open the guide.
- Select Profile & system > Settings > Account > Sign-in, security & PIN.
- Under Show on Home, you’ll see the email or phone number you use to sign in. If you enable this setting, this account info will be displayed on your Home screen.
3] Retrieve Microsoft User Name
If you couldn’t find your Microsoft account using the above steps, Microsoft provides a tool to assist you. To utilize this tool, follow the steps below:
- Next, enter an alternative email address or phone number associated with your Microsoft account.
- Then, enter the security code received by your alternative email address or phone number.
- Once completed, you should be able to view your Microsoft account.
How can I find the Password for my Microsoft Account?
Recovering your Microsoft account password is relatively straightforward, and you can try the following methods:
- Check Password Manager or Browser
- Retrieve your Microsoft Account Password
1] Check Password Manager or Browser
There is a high possibility that you have saved your Microsoft password in the password manager of your browser. Therefore, go ahead and check the saved passwords on your browser to see if you can find it.
The location of the password manager varies depending on the browser. However, you can search in the browser settings for terms like “Passwords” and “auto-fills”.
Read: How to disable the built-In Password Manager in Chrome & Edge browsers
2] Retrieve your Microsoft Account Password
Alternatively, you can always recover your Microsoft account password by clicking on the “recover password” option. However, for this, you will need to know the recovery email address or the phone number associated with your email address.
If you have this information, go to the Password recovery page and follow the onscreen instructions.
Read: Complete guide on how to recover a Microsoft Account.
These were a few quick methods to recover your Microsoft account and password. Another option you can explore is checking your social media accounts for the registered email address.
Is my Microsoft password the same as my email password?
Your Outlook.com password and your Microsoft account password are identical. To change it, go to Microsoft account security and select Password security. You might need to verify your identity with a security code.
Is the password for my laptop the same as my Microsoft account?
If you use a Microsoft Account to log into Windows, your Microsoft Account password will also serve as your Windows password. However, if you have set up a PIN or Biometric authenticator, it will not prompt you for the account password.