Recover And Reset Hotmail Password: Easy Guide

May 16 17:42 2018 David Sem Print This Article

If you forgot Hotmail password and you are looking for ways to recover or reset it, this article is important for you. Here, we have come up with best and easy ways for the recovery. And, just in case, you don’t have the phone number linked to the Hotmail account, you can still recover it by following the steps that are given in this article.

Hotmail,Guest Posting one of the best e=mail service providers in all across the world, is used to maintain a formal and informal communication amongst friends, family and colleagues. And, as it has now become an important tool of communications, users find it difficult, in case, they are stuck with issues. In most cases, the issues that are associated with Hotmail are related to password recovery. If by chance, you forgot Hotmail password, you would not be able to access your account, until you have recovered it.

In this article, we would discuss about various ways through which you can recover and reset Hotmail password. Here, we have come up with two different conditions, and accordingly we have enlisted the steps. While the first condition is of resetting Hotmail password when you have a phone number connected to it, and the other condition is when you don’t have the phone number linked to your Hotmail account. So, take a look:

Hotmail Password Reset: With Phone Number 

Just in case, if you want to recover Hotmail forgot password, you need to remember that you have a phone number linked to the Hotmail account. And, once you are sure about it, you are required to follow the steps that are related the reset and recovery of the Hotmail password. Have a quick glance at the steps below:

  • Open outlook app on your mobile phone.
  • Enter your registered phone number; a one-time security number would be sent via text message to verify your identity.
  • Enter your registered E-mail address, check inbox – a mail with security code would have been sent to verify your identity. If you don't have it, enter “I don’t have any of these” and tap the Next button. A backup email address would be asked to enter with other instructions.
  • Tap “send code,” by doing this a security number would be delivered to your E-mail address or phone number.
  • Enter the recovery code.
  • You would be redirected to a page in which you would be entering a new password. Tap next.
  • When you tap next, it will take you back to the sign-in page where now you can sign-in into the account with your new password.

Hotmail Password Reset: Without Phone Number

Now, just in case, if you want to reset the Hotmail password or recover it, but you don’t have the phone number, it might be a little troublesome for you to recover the password. However, there is always a second option, especially in the technical world. So, here are the steps that would help you to recover the Hotmail password, in case you forgot. 

  1. Go to “” login screen
  2. Click on “can’t access your account ? ” which you would see right below the sign in box
  3. A box would appear stating “why are you having trouble signing in” with three options.
  • I forgot my password.
  • I know my password but can’t sign in.
  • I think someone else is using my account..

Select the first option “I forgot my password”

  1. A page would appear asking you about your email address for which you want to recover the password. Enter your Hotmail email address.
  2. After you enter your email address, you have to enter the characters which would be seen right below the “Microsoft account” box.
  3. Verification of identity via –
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

Enter your registered phone number, a one-time security number would be sent via text message to verify your identity.


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David Sem
David Sem

David is a professional writer and has experience in writing the hardware, security software, internet, Web technology related articles and blogs.  Additionally, he also keeps on updating its users with the latest informations. He holds a Bachelor of Science in the computer engineering.

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