Remembering to update all of your accounts when you change any of your personal information can be difficult, but it's a must if you want to stay informed about things.This applies not only to your most important accounts, like your electricity and internet provider, but also to your Xbox account.
If the email address on your Xbox account is in desperate need of an update, but you don't know how to make it happen, then you've come to the right place.Doing so is very simple and can be done from a web browser, mobile device, or your console itself.
Why would I want to change the email address on my Xbox account?
There are many reasons why you might want or need to change your email address.If you haven't changed it since the first email address you set up at age 12, chances are it's overdue.Applying for a job with an email name of smashmaster3000 doesn't look very professional after all.
If you've changed your email address, it's important to make sure you update your Xbox account to reflect this.If you don't, you might miss important emails about your Game Pass subscription or other notifications that Xbox might want you to notice in the future.
How do I change the email address for my Xbox account?
Changing your Xbox email should only take a few minutes and can be done on your PC, console or mobile device.In this example, we'll show you how to make changes in your console itself.
First, open a web browser on your console.Thankfully, it's much easier to open a web browser on your Xbox Series X|S than it is on your Nintendo Switch.You can open the menu by pressing the Home button, go to My Games & Apps, View All, select Apps, and scroll to Microsoft Edge.
Once you have access to the internet on your console, go to the search bar and typexbox.com.Then press "Sign In" in the upper right corner of the screen.Enter your current details, log in to your Microsoft account, and press the profile icon in the upper right corner to open a drop-down menu.
Select "My Microsoft Account" from the drop-down menu, go to "Your Information" from the bar at the top of the screen, and select "Sign-in Preferences."You may need to verify your identity by entering a code sent to your email or mobile phone.If so, enter the code when prompted to gain access to account settings.
Select "Add Email", enter your new email address information, and press "Add Alias" to confirm your changes.Once you add a new email to your account, you will have to verify it.To do this, go to your inbox and open the verification link that was sent to you.
Once you click on the verification link sent to your email address, your new email has been successfully added and verified.Select "Primary" to make your new email address your default.
You can also delete your old email if you don't want it to be associated with your Microsoft account anymore.To do this, select Delete next to the email you want to delete.
It's that easy to change the email address on your Microsoft account
This process can be used to add, change or delete as many email accounts as possible to ensure you are always up to date.
So if you've been stressed about the number of accounts you have to tinker with to make sure your new email gets added to all of them, hopefully this guide will help tick one off your checklist.
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