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How to sign in to or out of Outlook.com (Hotmail.com)?

Hotmail (or latterly called Outlook) is one of the most advanced and convenient email services nowadays. The users from every corner of the world can access it easily as long as they have the internet connection. Outlook offers us free and unlimited storage as well as connecting us to Facebook, Skype, Google, LinkedIn, to name but a few.  You can also choose Outlook to send mails conveniently.

It is the first time you use Hotmail or Outlook.com, and you are confused about what to do? You do not know how to sign in to your Outlook or your Hotmail account? Don’t worry, you can find the answer here !

How To Log In Hotmail.com Or Outlook.Com?

For people who are looking for a detailed instruction to login their accounts, here is what they can follow:

1. Sign in on your Computer

STEP 1: Access outlook.com (or live.com, Hotmail.com) and press the “Sign in” button. You can see the screen below. 

STEP 2:  Type your email address ( phone number is still acceptable) and click the button “Next”.

STEP 3: Enter your password.

STEP 4: Select “Sign In” on the screen.

Tip: If you are terrible at remembering the password, after filling in the necessary information, remember to check the Keep me signed in box so that you can log straight into Outlook. However, keep in mind that it is not recommended for those sharing computers with others.

2. Sign in on Android

STEP 1: Open the Microsoft Outlook app Android on your phone.

STEP 2: Select “Settings”, choose “Add Account” and enter an email account. Bear in mind that if you are commencing to use the app, click the button of Get Started.

STEP 3: Enter the email address of your own.

STEP 4: Enter your password then Sign in.

STEP 5: You will be asked to verify your accounts if you are the beginners, then accept the sign-in request.

STEP 6: You will see the question of permission to your information. Answer “Yes”. Note that you can change your answers whenever you want.

Tip: You can access Outlook on your Gmail by select “Add account” when tapping the arrow next to your account, then search for Outlook from the list. Now all emails are automatically sent into your Gmail.

3. Sign in on Iphone & Ipad

STEP 1: Open the Microsoft Outlook app iOS on your phone.

STEP 2: Enter your email account and choose Add Account on your screen.

STEP 3: Enter your password then click “Sign in”.

STEP 4: After verifying your account, you will see the question of permission to your information. Answer Yes. You can also change your answer. The process is similar to Android device.

Tip: By default, emails are synced with your iPhone only within a certain period of time. You can change that by going back to Settings  > Accounts & Passwords > Outlook > Mail Days to Sync > and choose the number of days you want.

Troubleshoot Problem:

Encountering some problems when logging into your account? Let’s check if your issue is one of these:

1.     What to do when forgetting your username or password?

You can easily recover your username or password by following the steps below:

  • Access Reset your password
  • Choose your problem from the list of reasons given and click Next.
  • Enter your email address or phone number used when signing up Outlook. Select Next.
  • Now you will receive a code from your email inbox or your phone number, let’s input them into the box and submit to prove that you are the owner of the email/ phone number.
  • Now you can reset your password.

2.     What can I do when I cannot access my account?

You might be temporarily blocked because of some unusual activities on your accounts. However, you can easily unblock it by following the advice below:

  • Access https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx.
  • Enter the email address.
  • Type the verification and choose Next
  • Change your password to finish your recovering. Make sure that you are using the password that is strong enough in order not to be stolen.

3.     I need help with 2-step verification:

There are some reasons listed below when you accidentally cannot use 2-step verification:

  • I lost my phone and could not get the verification code

Promptly contact the administrator of your Office 365 account and consult them about any different verification method you can do to verify you account.

  • My phone cannot receive the verification code

Now, let’s check the settings of notification again. Enable them to send the notification to your phone. You can also ask the Outlook to resend the verification code.

  • My device is not enabled to verification:

Maybe the problem is that your laptop have not updated. Take it easy and restart your device.

4.     I'm in trouble signing in on my mobile phone

For some reasons such as international flights or travelling, you maybe get in trouble signing in to your account.

If you have contacted your administrators but have no progress, you can use the Microsoft Authenticator instead. If you are in your flight, you can access to your account freely with your Authenticator.

In Conclusion

Here are a few tips we provide to assist you in your logging into your accounts easily. Now have you known how to sign in to Hotmail or Outlook? If you've got any troubles or comments, allow us to know in the comment section below!

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