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How to change your Microsoft Edge password or reset it

It may not be immediately obvious how to change your Microsoft Edge password

Microsoft Edge password
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All modern Microsoft products share a single account username and password known as your Microsoft account. So, the password you use in Microsoft Edge is the same password you use for other Microsoft products, such as Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office.

In this article, we show you how to change your Microsoft account password from within Microsoft Edge. We also detail how to reset your password if you’ve forgotten it.

Microsoft Edge password

In Edge, click on the Settings menu at the top right of the interface (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Choose Settings from the drop-down menu (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Scroll down the menu, and click on your email address under Account (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Click on the Manage button beside the Microsoft account that you want to update (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Choose More actions on your Microsoft account page (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Select Change password (Image credit: Microsoft)

Microsoft Edge password

Enter your current password (Image credit: Microsoft )

Microsoft Edge password

Re-enter your current password, and then choose a new password for your account (Image credit: Microsoft )

To change your password from within Microsoft Edge, click on the Settings menu at the top right of the browser interface. From the drop-down menu, choose Settings. Then, scroll down the menu until you see your email address. Click on your email address, and then click the Manage button beside the relevant Microsoft account.

You’ll be brought to the Microsoft account management page at account.live.com. Click on the link that says More actions beside your user avatar, and choose Change password from the drop-down menu.

Enter your current password again to prove that this is your account, and click on Sign in. On the last page, enter your current password one more time, and choose a new password for your Microsoft account. When you’re finished, click Save. Your Microsoft password has now been updated, so use the new password each time you log into Microsoft Edge.

How to reset your Microsoft Edge password

Microsoft Edge password

Select Forgotten your password? on the Microsoft login screen (Image credit: Microsoft)

Forgetting your Microsoft password can be highly inconvenient, but it’s easy to reset it. When you log into your account, you’ll be asked for your password. Instead, click Forgotten your password? or Forgot your password? (either link name can appear).

On the next page, you’ll be offered various options for recovering your account, depending on whether you set up an account recovery question when you created your Microsoft account. If you don’t have access to the original email that you used to sign up with Microsoft, you can still recover your account by answering a few security questions.

But if you do still have access to the original email that you used to sign up for your Microsoft account, choose Email and click Get code. Enter the code that you receive by email into the next page of the form and click Next. 

Then, you’ll be able to create a new password for your account. Choose a password that is unique and difficult for anyone to guess. Click Save and your Microsoft password will be updated. Now when you use Microsoft Edge on any computer, you can use the new password to log into your account.