Create 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 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. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap email+accounts.
  4. Tap add an account.
  5. Tap Microsoft account.
  6. From the 'Keep your life in sync' screen, review the information then tap create one (located in the lower-right).
  7. Enter the requested information (e.g., first and last name, username, etc.), then tap next.
    Note If desired, review the Privacy statement prior to tapping next.
  8. On the 'Account details' screen, enter the requested information then tap next.
  9. On the 'Security info' screen, confirm the mobile number, enter an alternate email address, then tap next.
  10. On the 'Preferences' screen, tap which preferences you would like.
    Note Selected when a check mark is present.
    Note If desired, review the Microsoft Services Agreement then tap next.
  11. If presented with the 'Security info' screen, enter the various characters shown into the box then tap next.
  12. From the 'Back up?' screen, tap one of the following:
    • yes
    • not now
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