recover hotmail password

Since Microsoft Outlook is now also providing the official email (where the address ends with, its number of users has increased drastically. In case you lose access to your Hotmail account and wonder how to recover Hotmail account, here are simple steps to do so:

If you are using Hotmail on mobile, follow these steps to recover your Hotmail account:

  1. Look for the icon with white box and an “O” on it. This is the Outlook app icon, click it.
  2. Now tap to “Get Started”.
  3. Enter your email address in the text field provided at the center of the page.
  4. Below the email address field, you will find “Add Account”, tap on it. You don’t need to do this if you have reinstalled the Outlook app or changed the Outlook password.
  5. Now click on “Forget my password” link present near the bottom of the screen.
  6. Now check the “I forgot my password” box.
  7. Click Next .
  8. Enter the verification code now. Also enter the characters from the code box to in the text box.
  9. Again click Next.
  10.  Click on “Account recovery”. Select Email or Text.
  11. In case you haven’t registered a backup email or phone number, click on ‘I don’t have any of these”. Click Next.
  12. Now you can enter a backup email account. Follow the steps on- screen.
  13. If you have your registered email address or phone number, enter it. In case of phone number, you need only to enter the last four digits of your number.
  14. Click “Send code”.
  15. Get the recovery code received on your email or mobile number.
  16. Enter the recovery code.
  17. You will be redirected to the password reset page.
  18. Enter a new password. It will ask you to re enter the new password. Don’t forget to create a strong password.
  19. Click Next.
  20. Sign in page will appear again. Now you can sign it using your new password.

For Desktop users, use the following steps:

  1. Open the password reset page using the link .
  2. Select “I forgot my password”.
  3. Click Next.
  4. Now enter your email address.
  5. Enter the verification code. You will get some characters, enter them in the box provided. You can also reset the code. Remember, the letters are case sensitive.
  6. Click Next.
  7. You will an account reset option, either Text or Email.
  8. Choose Email if you don’t have a registered phone number.
  9. If you don’t have registered email id also, check “I don’t have any of these”.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Now enter a back up mail account. Follow the instructions.
  12. Give your full email address now or last four digit of the phone number.
  13. Now click on “Send code”
  14. You will get a recovery code. A security code from “Microsoft account team” and a six digit number on your mobile phone.
  15. Enter the recovery code received. Click Next.
  16. You’ll now enter the password reset page. Enter a new password here.
  17. Re enter the new password and click Next.
  18. Now you will enter the sign-in page. Sign in with your new password.

These were the simple and effective steps to recover Hotmail account.


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