Making sure to change your passwords and shield them with a strong and unique combination on a regular basis, has become a habit not only essential to stay safe online, but in a custom that we should do ours now. But having accounts in so many different sites and services, each with its own unique requirements to modify the login credentials, it is not always easy to do so. However, with Outlook it is not so complex. We explain here step by step and in detail how to change the Outlook password easily and quickly.
In any case, we are going to give you some very important advice: once you have finished configuring your password, be sure to keep your new password in a secure password manager so as not to lose it.
Changing Outlook.com password
Changing your password on the Outlook desktop client does not change the password of your email provider. If you are using an email service from Apple (iCloud), Yahoo or Gmail in Outlook, follow our guidelines on how to change the password with those services, then jump directly to the corresponding section below to learn how to change your credentials in the application of Outlook. In regards to other email providers, you need to visit their respective websites to change credentials there.
However, if you are using an Outlook email address, follow the steps below.
Step 1: log in to the Microsoft security page
Visit the dedicated Microsoft security page and log in. Then select Password Security in the control panel. Follow the instructions for security measures that appear on the screen.
Step 2: choose a new password
The next page will ask you to confirm your current password again, as well as enter your new password. Choose something unique, complex and long (mixed numbers, special characters and lowercase and large letters) and enter twice as requested. Then press the blue Save button.
If you have done all of the above a little above, you will have changed your Outlook.com password. If you are using the Outlook email client, read on in the next section to find out how to modify your password there.
Change the password of your Outlook client
If you have changed the password with your email provider and want to make sure that your Outlook email client has registered that change, follow these steps below to verify it.
Note: If you are using an email account other than Outlook, you will need your application password. You can get help finding or generating it on the respective help pages of Yahoo, GmailoApple.
Step 1: open Outlook account settings
Start the Outlook application. When loaded, select File in the top menu followed by Account Settings and later Account Settings again in the drop down menu.
Step 2: change the password
If you have an Office 365 subscription that offers you semi-annual updates, or an independent version of the Outlook client, select the email address you want to change, click Change and then type your new password in the respective fields. Then click Finish.
As Microsoft explains, if you have a monthly update subscription for Office 365, you must choose File, then Account Settings and then Update Password. Then, change your password and then select Accept.
Step 3: make sure it works
When you finish the process of changing the password, close all the additional mens you have opened and return to Outlook. To verify that the new password works as planned, click on the button Send / Receive. If the emails arrive great! Be the signal that confirms that you have changed the password correctly. If they do not or if you receive an error message of some kind, check that you have entered the correct password.
If you are using the Gmail, Yahoo or Apple email service, you may need to use the password for the application of that service instead of your login password (some services require a specific password for added security). For more information, click on these links for Yahoo, Gmail and Apple.