How to Reset Hotmail Password If Forgotten

If you have been through a situation where you can’t recall your Hotmail ID password, impending your work and data noted in your mails, then you must have really been through a lot indeed. Indeed it is quite a cumbersome to lose hold of your email service password which is the only key to accessing your entire hub of your essential documents, information, chats, attachments, images, etc. After all, Hotmail has been through a lot of changes after it was purchased by Microsoft Corporation in 1997, and is refined to be called, though keeping the email addresses same. Thus it has been a bit difficult for users previously using the hotmail service. Yet forgetting the password to your email service can be given a worst push when the look of the website is altogether changes and that is somewhat the case with Hotmail, reports said.

Anyway here in this article, we would demonstrate you two methods, one on mobile devices and another on Desktop to carry out the necessary changes to reset Hotmail Password.

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 Method #1: Reset Hotmail Password on Android/iPhone

In this method, we would make use of mobile phone to reset hotmail password. Since mobile phones, be it Android or iPhones or iPad, are most easily assessable than computers or desktop, it is clear cut way to get your job done quickly. The steps for the methods are mentioned as follows:

Step 1. Turn on your Mobile phone, and from the menu, tap on the “Outlook” app icon which is actually a white box with a blue “O” symbol on it.

Step 2. From the middle portion of the main page, enter your email address.

Step 3. Now near the bottom line of the page, tap “Forgot my password” link.

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Step 4. From the next page that follows, check the “I Forgot my password” option box.

Step 5. Tap “Next” to proceed.

Step 6. Enter the characters that you get to see on the screen for verification and press “Next” option.

Step 7. Next you have to choose your Recovery option, either as Email or Text.

Step 8. Enter either your recovery mail or the last four digits of your phone number depending upon the type of recovery option you have just selected, and tap “Send code” to receive a verification code.

Step 9. Enter the received code in the “Enter the code” field and tap “Next”. You will be directed to a password reset page.

Step 10. From the password reset page, type your new password in the “New Password” field and again enter it in the "Reenter Password" to verify the code. Press “Next” button to proceed.

And Lo! You are done. Now you can enter your email service that outlook app using the newly created password without any difficulty.

Also read: 2 ways to reset Windows 10 administrator password

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Method #2: Reset Your Hotmail Password on Computer

Though mobile phones are the most convenient device to reset the forgotten password, yet desktops can provide you better interface with more options to play with, which in turn makes your job easier. the steps for the method are elaborated as follows:

Step 1. Go to the website from your preferred browser:

how to reset password on hotmail Step 2. Check the “I forgot my password” box from the top of the page and click “Next”.

Step 3. Enter your Hotmail email address, and the verification code from below the “Enter the characters you see” section and click “Next”.reset password on hotmail

Step 4. Now select your account reset option, either a text to your mobile number or a mail to any of your additional email address.

Step 5. Click “Send code” to receive the verification code. Retrieve your code from the location you have chosen.

Step 6. Enter your new code in the blank field in the middle of the page and click “Next” to go to the password recovery page.reset hotmail password

Step 7. On the password recovery page, enter your new password in the “New Password” field and retype it in the “Reenter password” field. After you are done with it, click “Next” to continue.


To forget your password to your email service is not as important as it to know how to recover it or reset it after you have forgotten it. Mostly users are not aware of it even if they do possess an email ID. But there is nothing to worry about. The methods mentioned above in the article are simple enough to put to use even if you are a novice. 

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