Add a Microsoft® Account - HTC One® (M8) for Windows®

Note For a detailed overview, refer to What is a Microsoft account?

Caution The first Microsoft account added to the device (e.g. Hotmail, Live, Xbox, etc.) becomes the primary account and can only be changed or removed by performing a hard reset. If you have multiple accounts, you'll need to decide which one to sign in to first.

  1. From the Start screen, swipe left to display the Apps list.
    Note Alternatively, tap All apps Right arrow icon (located in the lower-right; may require scrolling to the bottom of the Start screen).
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select email+accounts.
  4. Select add an account.
  5. Tap Microsoft account.
  6. From the 'Keep your life in sync' screen, review the information then tap sign in (located in the lower-left).
  7. Enter the appropriate Email address and Password then tap next.
  8. If presented with the 'Verify your identity' screen, enter a different mobile number to receive a text message containing a security code to be used in the event you ever lose access to the account, then tap next.
  9. Enter the code received into the text box on the device being activated then tap next.
  10. From the 'Back up?' screen, select one of the following:
    • yes
    • not now