In this post, we will see how to verify your Microsoft Account identity in Windows 10. It is pretty important for security reasons that you verify your identity for the connected Microsoft account on your PC. This can help you protect your precious data as well as sensitive information. When you log in with the Microsoft account in your Windows 10 PC, you might be made a request to confirm or verify your identity such that Windows realizes that you exclusively have the access to the account. You will be asked for information like phone number, email account, etc. Whatever, personal information you enter will be used by Microsoft to enhance the security of your Microsoft account.
After you verify your identity, if Microsoft detects fraudulent or suspicious activities with your data or sensitive information stored on your PC, then you would be asked to enter a code that Microsoft will send to your email address or the entered phone number. That means if you frequently use your PC, then you must verify your account so that Microsoft knows that you are the one who is using the PC.
How to Verify your Microsoft Account Identity in Windows 10?
Step 1: To begin, you have to open the “Settings” app and click on the “Accounts” option.
Step 2: Now, click and select “Your account” option on the left side of the window.
Step 3: Then on the right side of the window, you will see a “Verify” link under the message “You need to verify your identity on this PC”. Now, you can click on the Verify link to proceed.
Step 4: After you do that, you have to enter your alternate email ID for the Microsoft account where you will receive the security code. Then hit “Next” button to continue.
Step 5: Now, you would have to copy the security code for your Microsoft account which was sent to your alternate email ID and paste it into the “Code” field. Then click on the “Next” button to complete the procedure and verify your Microsoft Account identity.
So, now you know how to easily verify your Microsoft Account identity on your Windows 10 PC. If you haven’t yet done it, then I suggest you do it right away by following the aforementioned steps.