Create a Microsoft® Account - Microsoft Lumia 735

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 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 All Apps icon (located in the lower-right; may require scrolling).
  2. Navigate: Settings > AccountsYour email and accounts.
  3. Tap Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
  4. On the 'Make it yours' screen, tap Create one(located in the middle of the screen; double-tap a blank part of the screen to remove the keyboard).
    Note If desired, review the Privacy statement.
  5. On the 'Let's create your account' screen, enter the requested information (e.g., First and Last name, email address, etc.), then tap Next.
  6. On the 'Add security info' screen, enter a phone number or an alternate email address, then tap Next.
  7. On the 'See what's most relevant to you' screen, tap which preferences you would like, review the Microsoft Services Agreement then tap Next.
    Note Selected when a check mark is present.
  8. On the 'Help us protect your info' screen, enter the appropriate email address to receive a security code then tap Next.
  9. Enter the security code received then tap Next.
  10. On the 'Set up a PIN' screen, tap Skip this step.
    Note Refer to Create a Device Password to set up at a later date.