Add and Remove Accounts used by other apps in Windows 10  

How to Add and Remove Accounts used by other apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 makes it easy to add the accounts you use for your apps in one place in Settings > Accounts > Email & accounts so you can sign in to your favorite apps easier and faster.

When you add an account in this central location in Settings, that account will be a listed account available to select to sign in to an app with. This can be handy so you no longer have to manually add the account for each individual app you want to sign in to with it.

This tutorial will show you how to add and remove accounts used by other apps to sign in with for your account in Windows 10.

 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Add Account used by other apps
  • Option Two: Remove Account used by other apps

EXAMPLE: Added account available to sign in to an app with

OPTION ONE

Add Account used by other apps

If you sign in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account, this account will automatically be added under Accounts used by other apps.
1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2. Click/tap on Email & accounts on the left side, and click/tap on the Add a Microsoft account or Add a work or school account link under Accounts used by other apps on the right side for which type of account you want to add. (see screenshot below)

3. For a Microsoft account, enter its registered email address, phone number, or Skype, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

4. Enter the password for the account you want to add, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)

5. If prompted to verify your Microsoft account with Windows Hello, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

A) Select the Windows Hello credential you want to use and provide the needed info for the account you are adding. (see screenshot below)


6. In Settings, click/tap on the added account under Accounts used by other apps, and select Microsoft apps can sign me in or Apps need to ask me to use this account for how you want this account to be used by apps. (see screenshot below)

7. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

OPTION TWO

Add Account used by other apps

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

2. Click/tap on Email & accounts on the left side, and click/tap on the account you want to remove under Accounts used by other apps on the right side, and click/tap on the Remove button. (see screenshot below)

If you sign in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account, this account will not be able to remove this account.

3. Click/tap on Yes to confirm. (see screenshot below)

If you remove this account, email and content associated with it will be removed from this device. If an organization manages this device, other stored data may be removed by your organization.

4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

That’s it,
Shawn

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