How do I Manage my Security Basics account?
You can change your password, update info, or review recent activity. If you’re not already signed in to your Microsoft account, you’ll see a prompt. Manage your security info. On your Security basicsaccount page, you can add, update, or remove security info.
How do I verify my Xbox account’s e-mail?
Your account’s e-mail and password are your responsibility to remember, unfortunately in this case. If you have a payment option on the account you can verify, your best shot is to contact Xbox Support by phone: support.xbox.com/contact-us Was this reply helpful? Was this reply helpful?
Can I enter a verification code in the password box?
A verification code doesn’t replace your password, so it won’t work to enter a verification code in the password box. We use verification codes in addition to passwords as an extra layer of security in case someone else learns your password.
How do I verify or add new security info?
Copy or write down the verification code from the message. Return to the window that is asking you for the verification code. Enter the code and follow the instructions. When you see a message asking you to make sure you can receive a verification code, verify or add new security info.
What is security info?
Security info is an alternate contact email address or phone number that you add to your account. If you forget your password, or if someone else is trying to take over your account, we send a verification code to that alternate email or phone number. When you give the code back to us, we know that you’re really you so we can help get you back into your Microsoft account.
How to open a new window in privacy mode?
Open a new window in privacy mode. Ctrl + Shift + P is the shortcut for InPrivate Browsing in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. If you’re using a different browser, check that browser’s help for info about privacy mode.
How long do you have to wait to add security info to your account?
When you see a message asking you to make sure you can receive a verification code, verify or add new security info. You can skip it for 24 hours at a time, but after seven days from the first notice you’ll have to verify or add new security info before you can sign in again.
Why do we use security information?
We use your security info only to verify your identity if you’re accessing personal information or if we detect a problem with your account.
Can you use a verification code to replace a password?
No. A verification code doesn’t replace your password, so it won’t work to enter a verification code in the password box. We use verification codes in addition to passwords as an extra layer of security in case someone else learns your password. SUBSCRIBE RSS FEEDS.
Do you have to verify your security info every time you sign in?
We won’t ask you to verify your security info every time you sign in. Occasionally, we might ask you to check it again—for example, if you haven’t signed in for a long while. This is our way to make sure your info is current.