How to change Outlook password on mobile, desktop and web

You can access your Microsoft Outlook account on any device such as mobile, desktop and through the official website. You can also download emails from your Outlook account to access them in places where you don’t have internet access. We recommend that you update your Outlook password regularly to ensure better security of your account.

Regardless of whether it is a personal or a work account, you can try to change your password regularly. In this post, we will show you the steps to change your Outlook account password on your mobile, desktop and web.

Change password in Outlook app on the web

First, let’s share the steps to update your password on Outlook official webpage. Note that your Outlook account password is the same as your Microsoft account password. Here’s how to change it.

Step 1: Open web browser on your computer and visit Outlook website.

Step 2: Sign in to your Outlook account.

Step 3: Click on the profile icon on the top right.

Step 4: Select “My Profile”.

Step 5: Choose a method to verify that you can access your Outlook profile. We use email verification.

Step 6: Follow the on-screen steps to verify your identity.

Step 7: Click Change Password on the top right.

Step 8: Enter your old password and enter your new password twice to confirm.

You can also enable Outlook’s feature that suggests you change your password every 72 days.

Step 9: Click Save.

Your password has been changed and you will now be prompted to re-add your password to continue using your account.

You can also read our post if Microsoft Outlook Web is not working in your browser.

Change password in Outlook app on desktop apps

If you’re using the official client desktop app for Outlook on a Mac or Windows PC, you can change your account password as follows.

Change the password in the Outlook app for Windows

For the Outlook app on Windows 11, you can only change your password for IMAP or POP accounts. Also, you need to switch to Legacy version to access this feature.

Step 1: Click the Start icon on the taskbar, type “Outlook” and press Enter.

Step 2: Sign in to your Outlook account.

Step 3: Click on the switch next to “New Outlook” on the top right.

Step 4: Select Skip Feedback to switch to Legacy Outlook.

Step 3: Click File on the top right.

Step 4: Click on the “Account Settings” dropdown menu.

Step 5: Choose Manage Profiles.

Step 6: Click on Email Accounts.

Step 7: Select your Microsoft IMAP or POP account and click Change.

Step 8: Enter the new password in the box.

Change password in Outlook app for Mac

The Outlook desktop app is also available for Mac users. However, you must switch to the legacy version of Outlook to see the option to change your password. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press “Command + Space” key combination to open Spotlight Search, type “Outlook” and press Enter.

Step 2: Sign in to your Outlook account.

Step 3: Click Outlook on the top right menu bar.

Step 4: Choose New Outlook.

Step 5 Click “Reset” to use the legacy version of Outlook.

Step 6: After the legacy version appears on your screen, click Outlook on the top right.

Step 7: Choose Settings.

Step 8: Click Accounts.

Step 9: Select your Outlook email address from the left menu.

Step 10: Enter your new password under the “Username” field.

Step 11: Close the window and Outlook will update your new password automatically.

You can repeat the above steps to go back to the new Outlook version. Read our post on how to create an email reminder in Outlook app on Mac and Windows.

Change password in Outlook app on mobile

The Outlook client app on Android and iPhone does not provide a way to change your account password. However, you can reset your account, which will force the app to review your account settings. You will then be prompted to enter the correct password if the existing one does not match. The steps remain the same for Android and iPhone users.

Step 1: Open the Outlook app on your Android or iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on your profile icon on the top left.

Step 3: Tap on the “Settings” icon on the bottom left.

Step 4: Select your Outlook account.

Step 5: Scroll down and tap Reset account.

Step 6: Tap Yes to confirm.

Step 7: Restart Outlook on your iPhone and enter your password when prompted on the screen.

You can also read our post if Outlook notifications are not working on your Android or iPhone.

Change Outlook password

If you occasionally update your Outlook password, you can have peace of mind about the security of your email data. You can also read our post that explains how to save your Outlook account emails as PDF on desktop and mobile devices.