How to add an email address or phone number to your Microsoft account

Applies to: Microsoft Account

When your old email address or phone number doesn't suit you anymore—but you want to retain your contacts, online storage, subscriptions, and settings—you can add a new email address or phone number as an alias to your existing Microsoft account. An alias is another email address or phone number that works with the same account.

  • Sign in to Manage how you sign in to MicrosoftIf you’re having issues signing in to your Microsoft account, see Microsoft account help for more info.
  • Select Add email or Add phone number.
    The Add an email option on the Manage how you sign in to Microsoft page
  • Follow the instructions to add a new email address or phone number to your Microsoft account aliases.