One account for everything Microsoft

Access your favorite Microsoft products and services with just one login. From Office and Windows to Xbox and Skype, one username and password connects you to the files, photos, people, and content you care about most.

Your account, your data. More secure.

Microsoft delivers the security you expect. We help to secure and safeguard your data, provide options to easily manage your account information, and offer ways to enhance your security and sign in without a password.

Frequently asked questions


You already have a Microsoft account if you use an email address, Skype ID, or phone number, and a password to sign into Microsoft services like Microsoft 365, Xbox consoles, or Windows 10 PCs. The email address you use for your Microsoft account can be from,, Gmail, Yahoo, or other providers. If you don’t have one, create one now.

Yes, one account is all you need to access your favorite Microsoft products and services. Reduce the number of times you sign in and easily move between your favorite Microsoft services by signing in with your Microsoft account. Simply use your email, phone number, or Skype ID and password to log in. Learn more.

Safely and easily store your PayPal, credit card, and bank account info for easy online checkout. Once you add money to your account, it'll show up in your Microsoft account for fast checkout at Microsoft Store. Add payment options.

One of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account is a family group, which gives you access to family features and settings. It's a free service that helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. You’ll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters on your account dashboard where you can also track kids’ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts. Go to family settings.

If you forgot the password you use to sign in to Microsoft services, you might need to reset it. Learn how.

We take security very seriously and will let you know if we see anything suspicious on your account. Learn about unusual sign-in activity on your account or get back into an account that's been compromised.

We’re here to help. Talk to a representative at your local Microsoft Store, or visit Microsoft Support to get help with questions on particular Microsoft products and services.