To sign in to your account online, you usually need to enter your password. Password managers allow you to manage everything without having to remember complex passwords, but Microsoft goes one step further and removes passwords from equations altogether. This move is part of the company’s efforts to lay the groundwork for a passwordless future. In fact, you can now remove your password from your Microsoft account. This guide will show you how.
Use a Microsoft account without a password (2021)
When you’re ready to switch to a passwordless Microsoft account, you’ll need to install the Microsoft Authenticator app (Android, iOS). Sign in to the Authenticator app using your Microsoft account and follow the steps below to remove your password from your account.
Steps to switch to a passwordless Microsoft account
- Sign in to your Microsoft account Click “Security” From the top bar.
2.[セキュリティの基本]so, There are “advanced security options”.. Click “Introduction” Shows all security settings.
3.[追加のセキュリティ]And new[パスワードなしのアカウント]Looking for options, [オンにする]Click Remove the password from your Microsoft account.
4. A pop-up will appear to guide you through the setup process. Click “Next” Go further.
5. Immediately after that, you will be prompted to check the authenticator app on your phone and approve the password removal request.
6. Open the authentication system app on your phone and open it [承認]Tap Confirm your request.
7. And that’s it. You have successfully deleted your password from your Microsoft account. You can now sign in to your Microsoft account using the Authenticator app, physical security key, or Windows Hello biometrics.
Apps and services that don’t support Microsoft passwordless accounts
Switching to a Microsoft account without a password can corrupt some apps and services. If you want to use any of the services listed below, you must continue to use your password.
- Xbox 360
- Office 2010 or earlier
- Office for Mac 2011 or earlier
- Products and services that use IMAP and POP email services
- Windows 8.1, Windows 7, or earlier
- Some Windows features including Remote Desktop and Credential Manager
- Some command line and task scheduler services
Leave password with Microsoft account without password
Therefore, these are the steps required to switch to a passwordless Microsoft account. As you can see, the process is fairly simple and convenient as long as you don’t lose your phone. If you lose access to the Authenticator app, try recovery methods such as backup email address or text message. If you’re not ready to leap into the passwordless future, consider using strong passwords and switch to a better password manager.