Windows 10: how do you change your phone number on your microsoft profile as mine is an old one

Discus and support how do you change your phone number on your microsoft profile as mine is an old one in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; An old phone number needs to be reset on my account profile any suggestions.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Nomind7ca, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Nomind7ca Win User

    how do you change your phone number on your microsoft profile as mine is an old one


    An old phone number needs to be reset on my account profile any suggestions.

    :)
     
    Nomind7ca, Jul 11, 2019
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  2. My Microsoft profile phone number

    When I logged into Microsoft it asked whether to send a code to my email address or to my phone. The phone number is not my current phone. I have seen multiple postings asking the same question. "How do I change the phone number associated with my account",
    but I have yet to see an answer.

    Can someone provide a straightforward list of steps to do this?

    The category is wrong, but there was no category listed for Microsoft account

    Thanks
     
    farrut1922, Jul 11, 2019
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  3. Update phone number on Microsoft Live Profile

    How do i change my phone number on my profile for Microsoft Live account? I can edit email addreses on my profile but not my phone number. Can anyone help?
     
    StaceyGreen2, Jul 11, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    how do you change your phone number on your microsoft profile as mine is an old one

    Microsoft account and phone number linked


    Microsoft account password recovery requires two verification codes being sent using two different verification methods. Each Microsoft account has at least two verification methods, the phone number and additional email address which are asked and required when you set up a new Microsoft account with a new hotmail.com or outlook.com email or using a third party email.

    When the thief who got your phone tries to recover your password, all your verification methods / security info phone numbers and email addresses will be listed for him to select one. OK, the thief naturally selects your phone number, gets the code sent as a text message, and enters it.

    But, clicking Next after entering the code he needs to select another security info contact (phone / email) from the list to receive second verification code.

    Password recovery is not possible with just your phone, the system is clever enough to make it impossible by requiring two codes being sent to two different phones and / or emails.

    You can add as many phone numbers and email address as you wish as security info contacts at https://account.live.com/proofs/mana...&refp=security. I wholeheartedly recommend that you add at least another security email address; if you only have one phone number and one email added, those which were required when you set up the Microsoft account, and that thief got your phone, the recovery would be as impossible to you as it is to him, you both having access to just one of required two verification methods.
     
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