Revoke easy access to Outlook.com on trusted devices

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  1. If you lose your device, revoke the status of your trusted device for safety
  2. Revoke easy access to Outlook.com on trusted devices
  3. Add a trusted device to your Microsoft account

If you lose your device, revoke the status of your trusted device for safety

It’s easy to assign “trusted devices” to Outlook.com, and it’s easy to sign in to email, even if you have two-step verification. If you lose trust in a device or lose your device, you must revoke access to the device. Authentication with both a password and passcode is required at least once in all browsers, but not in applications that use specific passwords to sign in to their Outlook.com account via POP.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook Online.

Revoke easy access to Outlook.com on trusted devices

To remove the list of trusted devices that you use with Outlook.com that require two-step verification at least once in all browsers:

  1. Open Outlook.com in the browser.

  2. Go to the navigation bar and select your name.

  3. Select My bill

  4. Select Security

  5. Select additional security options

  6. In section Reliable devices select Remove all trusted devices associated with my account.

  7. Select Remove all trusted devices to confirm the removal of devices.

  8. Devices can no longer access Outlook.

Add a trusted device to your Microsoft account

Microsoft recommends that you revoke the status of your trusted device if your device is lost or stolen. You can always re-grant the trusted status when you restore it. Here’s how:

  1. Use the device you want to mark as trusted and go to Institutions (gear icon in the Windows menu).

  2. Select bills

  3. Select Your information

  4. Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead

  5. Enter your Microsoft account email address, then select Further

  6. Enter your password then select Enter

  7. Enter your current Windows password, then select Further

  8. Select Further to set up Windows Hello.

  9. You may be asked to enter a PIN if you have set it up beforehand.

  10. Select Confirm to verify your identity on the PC.

  11. Choose how you want to receive your security code (text, email, or phone), then tap Further

  12. Enter the code you received and then select Further

  13. To check if your system has been added, select Manage my Microsoft account

  14. On the Microsoft account page, select Enter

  15. Log in to your account and then select Further

  16. Enter your password then select Enter

    Select keep me signed in to avoid frequent logins.

  17. In section Devices select All devices † Or select the newly added device if it is in the device list.

  18. You can view the newly added device, view details and manage the device.

  19. You can now log in and access your email on a trusted device without entering another security code.

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