Revoke Easy Access to on Trusted Devices

When You Lose a Device, Revoke Trusted Device Status for Security

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It's easy to designate "trusted devices" for and log in to email with ease, even when you have two-step verification in place, but what if you lose trust in a device or lose the device itself? If that happens, revoking easy, one-step access is just about as simple as adding it. Authentication using both password and code is required once at least in all browsers, but not in applications that use specific passwords to log on to your account via POP.

Revoke Easy Access to on Trusted Devices

To delete the list of trusted devices you use with and require two-step authentication in all browsers at least once:

  1. Open in a browser.

  2. Click your name in the navigation bar at the top of the screen.

  3. Select View Account in the menu that appears.

  4. Open the Security tab at the top of the screen.

  5. Click More Security Options.

  6. In the Trusted Devices section, click Remove all the trusted devices associated with my account.

  7. Confirm the removal of the devices on the screen that opens by clicking the Remove all trusted devices button.

Add a Trusted Device to Your Microsoft Account

Microsoft recommends revoking trusted device status whenever you lose a device or one is stolen. You can always grant trusted status again when it is recovered. Here's how:

  1. Using the device you want to mark as trusted, go to the Microsoft Security settings page and sign in with your Microsoft account credentials.

  2. Choose how you want to receive a security code—through text, email or phone.

  3. Enter the code you receive in the text box that opens.

  4. Select I sign in frequently on this device. Don't ask me for a code and click Submit.

Now you can sign in and access your email on the trusted device without entering another security code.