When you have so many passwords to remember for your different online accounts, forgetting the password of your Skype account can be considered as a common affair. In such a case, you can anytime regain access to your account by resetting the password of your Microsoft account with which your Skype account is associated.
However, if you are sure that you are entering the correct Skype ID and Password but still you are unable to access your account, you will need to reset your account password immediately. This is because, if someone would have hacked your Skype account, he will also be having access to your other Microsoft products as the password of all products would be the same as your Microsoft account.
Now, to know how to reset the password of your Microsoft Skype account, follow the step-by-step instructions provided below.
Steps to Reset Forgot Password of your Skype Account
1.) On your computer, open a supported web browser and go to the Skype login page. Enter your Skype Username or Microsoft ID (Phone or Email) in the provided field and click on the Next button. You will be directed to the next page where you will be prompted to enter your Skype account password.
2.) On the next page, you will need to click on the “Forgot my password” option. Doing so will direct you to the next screen where you will be prompted to enter the Skype username which you wish to recover an account for. Enter the username and click on the Next button. You will be directed to the subsequent screen.
3.) On the next screen, you will be provided three account recovery options like these:
- Email a**[email protected]**mail.com
- Text ********79
- I don’t have any of these
4.) While clicking on the first option – “Email A**[email protected]**mail.com” and clicking Get code will send a security code on your email address, selecting the second option – “Text ********79” and click on the Get code button will send a security code on your phone number.
- You will be prompted to enter the last 4 digits of your phone number if you select the second option “Text ********79”.
- If you have access to neither your email address nor your phone number, you will need to select the third option – “I don’t have any of these” and follow the on-screen instructions from there to get further help for recovering your account.
5.) Once you receive the security code on your email address or phone numbers, you will need to enter it on the subsequent screen and click on the Next button. You will be directed to the “Reset your password” page.
6.) On the “Reset your password” page and enter your “New password” in the provided fields. Then, you will need to click on the Next button. This will show a message on the next screen displaying – “Your account has been recovered”.
7.) After that, you will need to click on the “Next” button. Doing so will direct you to the Skype sign-in page. Now, simply enter your Skype username and password in the provided fields to regain access to your Skype account.
And, this is how you can reset the password of your Microsoft Skype account. if still, you are having any issues, you can contact Skype customer support service experts to fix your issue.