Xbox is the most popular gaming console used by millions of users across the world. Like any other device, one must create an account to use Xbox and all its features. It is important to keep in mind that anyone needs to reset the password regularly including Xbox. This will ensure your account is safe from hackers, intruders, and almost anyone who spy on your online activity. Whether you reset Xbox password regularly or looking forward to change your current password with a strong one, we recommend you take a look at the below guide.
You can reset the password on Xbox using any of its consoles Xbox One X, Xbox One S and Xbox 360.
Note: Resetting password isn’t directly possible from Xbox One and you should do it only with Xbox Live login from the Microsoft account you have tied with the console.
Methods to Reset Password on Xbox One
- Using Xbox Consoles
- Using PC / Smartphone
To recover or reset Xbox password, you need to know at least the phone number or email address associated with the account.
Reset Password on Xbox One Using Console
Step 1: Turn on your Xbox console and go to the Sign In menu.
Step 2: Enter the email id or phone number of the Microsoft account.
Step 3: On the next screen, click the I forgot my password button.
Step 4: Enter the CAPTCHA text and click the Enter button on the on-screen keyboard.
Step 5: Click the Next button on the next screen to receive the security code.
Step 6: On the next screen, enter the security code you received on your phone number or mail id and click the Enter button on the on-screen keyboard.
Step 7: Here, type the new password and click the Enter button.
Your Microsoft account will be reset to the new password. Now, you can sign in to your account with the new password on your Xbox 1 or Xbox 360.
Reset Xbox Password using PC / Smartphone
If you forgot the password for your Xbox profile, you can easily reset the password with the PC, smartphone or tablet.
Step 1: Open any of the web browsers on your PC and go to account.live.com/password/reset
Step 2: You will get a Recover your account page. Enter the email, phone number, or Skype username and click Next.
Step 3: Like the Xbox Consoles, you will get a code on your phone number or mail. Click Get code to receive the security code.
Step 4: On the next screen, enter the code and click Next.
Step 5: Finally. you can enter your new password.
To Set Passkey on Xbox Console
(1). On Xbox One, press the Xbox button on the console.
(2). Click on the System option from the right to choose Settings.
(3). Choose Account option and then click on Sign-in, security & passkey.
(4). Select Create my passkey option. You should set up a six-digit password on your console with Xbox One.
(5). Go to Change my sign-in & security preferences and select Ask for my passkey. Now enter the six-digit password to sign in to make digital purchases.
These are the two methods that you can use to recover your Microsoft (Outlook) email password. Once you change your Microsoft account’s password using Xbox or PC, it will automatically update the password to all the Microsoft related services (Skype, Office, Xbox) that are linked to the account. Use passwords that are easy to remember so that you won’t forget it.