Forgetting your Hotmail account password is something that happens with everyone. Another similar problem is that some people are convinced that they know their password and that they’re mistyping, but cannot manage to log in. Moreover, you can be worried about hacking threats or just simply forgetting what your password was.
You can follow these easy steps to recover your account’s password
Step 1- To recover your Hotmail account first you need to go to Hotmail.com and log in. After that click on the button cant access your account? Given below your login info.
Step 2- It displays the three likely options you lose your password. The given options are the following;
• I forgot my password
• I know my password, but can’t sign in
• I think someone else is using my Hotmail account.
After choosing your problem click on the next button.
Step 3- You will be redirected to a page where you to write your email id; you want to get back in to. Next, a CAPTCHA verification system comes to eliminate bots and automated hacking tools.
Step 4- Next it automatically sends in a verification code to your secondary email address or phone number which is set by you when creating the email ID.
Step 5- You can enter this code back into the required place, and it will redirect you to the new password set up page. On this page, you can set up your new password. Also, re-enter for confirmation.
Now you have access to your account again!
What other methods can you use?
You can use text, email or automated voice call as your recovery options. However, if you no longer have access to those options as well this step will not work. But if you don’t, you can do this:
Step 1- Click on the I don’t use these any more option and proceed to the next step.
Step 2- Hotmail also gives you the option of setting up a recovery code beforehand. This code can act as another form of verification for your account. If you have kept a code like this, then you can enter it here, if you don’t them click ‘no.’
Step 3- After clicking No the recovery process gets manual. You once again write your email to which you are trying to gain access to and another email. That email can now become a medium of verification for your current account.
Step 4- Now this page asks you to provide as much information about the account including your Name, Birthday, location or subject lines of any email you have sent recently.
The objective now is to provide as much information as possible to prove that you are the rightful account holder. Once you’re done click Submit.
Step 5- After sending the information, you have to wait for Microsoft to access the information you’ve given and seen if some information matches your account.
If you submit all the information you have, and it matches up to your account, then you will be sent a password reset link by Microsoft.