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Microsoft account FAQ

To get the most out of your Windows Phone, sign in with a Microsoft account. Only with a Microsoft account can you get apps in the Windows Phone Store, get your Xbox gamerscore and avatar, use Groove Music or Xbox Music and Video, get Twitter and LinkedIn feeds in your People Hub, use Facebook chat, or back up your phone's apps and settings.

What is a Microsoft account?
When do I sign in with my Microsoft account
What if I don't have a Microsoft account?
What if I have more than one Microsoft account?
Can I change the Microsoft account on my phone?
How can I protect my Microsoft account?


Article ID: 11691 - Last Review: May 17, 2016 - Revision: 13