Several devices from a computer to an Xbox; set up your Microsoft account on all your devices.

Set up your Microsoft account on your devices

Whatever devices you have, getting your Microsoft account started is simple - setup takes a few easy steps.

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Select the device type you want to set up your account on:

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Select the operating system (OS) the device runs on:

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Make sure your device is running the latest version of Windows.

CHECK TO SEE IF YOU’RE RUNNING THE LATEST VERSION OF WINDOWS >
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Sign in with your Microsoft account

  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Email & app accounts.
  2. Under Accounts used by other apps, select Add a Microsoft account.
  3. Follow the prompts to add your Microsoft account. You may need to verify your identity by entering a confirmation code.

Your local account will switch to your Microsoft account. The next time you sign in to Windows, use your Microsoft account name and password. Your apps and files will not be affected.

If you find that you're having issues signing in, or if you forgot the password for your Microsoft account, the Microsoft account FAQ may have some helpful pointers.
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Download any of the following apps on your Mac and sign in with your Microsoft account.

To get the most from your apps and services, make sure to sign in to them with the same account everywhere.

Get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more with your Mac with Office 365.

Office 365 is a subscription service built to help you get things done from virtually anywhere and on all your devices.

Availability varies by country and by device.

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Select the operating system (OS) the device runs on:

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You can sign in with a Microsoft account during setup or after.

Signing in during setup

Follow the setup instructions on your phone until you get to the keep your life in sync screen. Tap Sign in, and then follow the instructions.

Signing in after setup

In the App list, tap Settings, and then tap Email + accounts. Tap Add an account, and then tap Microsoft account. On the keep your life in sync screen, tap Sign in, and follow instructions to set up the account.

GET MORE INFO ON SIGNING IN TO YOUR WINDOWS PHONE WITH YOUR MICROSOFT ACCOUNT >
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Install the apps for Apple

VIEW ALL MICROSOFT APPS IN THE APP STORE
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Install the apps for Android

VIEW ALL MICROSOFT APPS IN THE APP STORE
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Select the operating system (OS) the device runs on:

3

Make sure your device is running the latest version of Windows.

CHECK TO SEE IF YOU’RE RUNNING THE LATEST VERSION OF WINDOWS >
4

Sign in with your Microsoft account

  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Email & app accounts.
  2. Under Accounts used by other apps, select Add a Microsoft account.
  3. Follow the prompts to add your Microsoft account. You may need to verify your identity by entering a confirmation code.

Your local account will switch to your Microsoft account. The next time you sign in to Windows, use your Microsoft account name and password. Your apps and files will not be affected.

If you find that you're having issues signing in, or if you forgot the password for your Microsoft account, the Microsoft account FAQ may have some helpful pointers.
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Install the apps for Apple

VIEW ALL MICROSOFT APPS IN THE APP STORE
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Install the apps for Android

VIEW ALL MICROSOFT APPS IN THE APP STORE
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Select which type of Xbox you have.

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You can sign in with a Microsoft account during Xbox One set up or after.

Signing in during setup

When you reach the Sign in with your Microsoft account screen, just follow the instructions to sign in with your Microsoft account.

Signing in after setup

Make sure your Xbox One is connected to the Internet. Then, choose Sign in in the upper-left corner of the Home screen, and select Add new.

GET MORE INFO ON SIGNING IN TO YOUR XBOX ONE WITH YOUR MICROSOFT ACCOUNT >

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You can sign in with a Microsoft account during Xbox 360 set up or after.

Signing in during setup

When you reach the Sign in with your Microsoft account screen, just follow the instructions to sign in with your Microsoft account.

Signing in after setup

Make sure your Xbox 360 is connected to the Internet. Then, press the Xbox Guide button in the middle of your controller, and select sign in.

GET MORE INFO ON SIGNING IN TO YOUR XBOX 360 WITH YOUR MICROSOFT ACCOUNT >

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To set up your Microsoft Band, follow instructions on the Get Started guide
To set up your Microsoft Band, follow instructions in the Get Started guide.
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Download the Microsoft Health app

Make sure your phone supports the Microsoft Health app. See Microsoft Band system requirements for more info. On your phone, tap the link for your phone's operating system to install the Microsoft Health app:

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Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone

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Microsoft Health app for Android

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Microsoft Health app for iPhone

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Sign in to the Microsoft Health app with your Microsoft account

During setup, the Microsoft Health app asks you to sign in with your Microsoft account. Go ahead and sign in with the same Microsoft account you use for all other Microsoft devices and services. Then, continue following the Get Started guide to pair your Microsoft Band with your phone.