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What is a trusted device?

August 14th, 2014 No comments

When you try to view or edit your credit card details or other sensitive information in your Microsoft account, you might need to enter a security code first, to make sure that only you can get in to your account. But you can designate a computer or other device as a trusted device. On trusted devices, you don’t need to enter a security code each time you try to access sensitive information.

How many trusted devices can I have?

You can trust as many devices as you want. There is no limit. If you don’t sign in to a particular trusted device at least once every two months, it’s automatically removed from your Microsoft account. This safeguard helps keep your account more secure in the event that a trusted device is lost or stolen without you realizing it. You can always trust a device again later.

If you get an error, see how to sign into devices that don’t accept security codes.