What is the Recent activity page?

Applies to: Microsoft account

The Recent activity page shows you when and where you've used your Microsoft account within the last 30 days. You can expand any listed activity to see location details and find out how the account was accessed—using a web browser, phone, or another method.

If you see only a Recent activity section on the page, you don't need to confirm any activity. However, if you see an Unusual activity section, it's important to: 

  • Let us know whether the activity was you or not. When you expand an activity, you can choose This was me or This wasn't me. These options are only in the Unusual activity section, so if you see them, we need your response. With your help, we can rule out false threats and block unauthorized access more quickly.
  • Secure your account. If you're concerned that someone might have access to your account, we strongly recommend that you go to the Security settings page where you can change your password and update security settings. You can also remove all trusted devices. To learn more about account management and security, see the Security basics page.

If you travel often, your new locations may show as unusual activity. To travel without disruptions or alerts, we recommend using Microsoft Authenticator to sign in.

If you get an email about unusual activity and you're not sure if it's from Microsoft, you can safely sign in to your Microsoft account any time without clicking links in the email.

See your recent activity

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