How to sign in to your Microsoft account

What is a Microsoft account?

Overview video of what a Microsoft account is
  • Your Microsoft account is an all-access pass to Microsoft's premier services, helping you get things done, have more fun, and stay in touch. Your Microsoft account lets you manage everything all in one place. Keep tabs on your subscriptions and order history, organize your family's digital life, update your privacy and security settings, track the health and safety of your devices, and get rewards. Everything stays with you in the cloud and across devices, including iOS and Android. Get to the people, content, and entertainment that matter to you most, with your Microsoft account. One account, all things Microsoft.

Sign in online

  • If you use any Microsoft services, you already have a Microsoft account. Go to Microsoft account and select Sign in with Microsoft. Use the same email address and password as you do for, Hotmail, Office 365, OneDrive, Skype, or Xbox Live. If you don't have a Microsoft account, select Sign in with Microsoft, then select No account? Create one! If you can’t remember your password, see How to reset your Microsoft account password.

Sign in with Windows 10

  • Sign in to your Microsoft account on your Windows 10 device to sync your settings and Microsoft Store purchases across all your devices. You can set up a new device with your Microsoft account, or if you already made a user account, follow these steps to add your Microsoft account:
    • Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts  > Email & accounts.
    • Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
    • Follow the prompts to switch to your Microsoft account.

Other ways to sign in