How to Reset Your Skype Password

Maybe you can't quite remember what your Skype password was, but you need to get back into your account.  Or maybe you fear that someone has been fooling around with your account, and need to kick them out.  In the unfortunate event that you need to do so, here's how to reset your Skype password.

To reset a Skype password

  1. Go to in your web browser and click Sign In.

  2. On the log in screen, click Problems Signing In?

  3. Click in the box labelled "Registered Email" and type in the email address that you used to sign up for your Skype account.  Then click Send Email.  Skype will send you an email with instructions on how to reset your password.


  4. Go to your email account and open the email titled "Your Skype Details".  Inside will be a special code that you can either copy or write down.  Now, back on the Skype website, click Enter Code.

    (NOTE #1: If you left the Skype website to get to your email account, simply follow steps 1 and 2 above, and then in step 3, click Already Have a Recovery Code?)

    (NOTE #2: The code that Skype sent you will only be valid for 3 hours.  If you do not reset your password within that time, you must start again from step 1.)

    (NOTE #3: You can also click Follow This Link in the email that you receive from Skype to skip ahead to step 6.)

  5. Click in the box labelled "Enter the Code We Emailed You" and type in or paste the code that you received in the email that you got in step 3.  Then click Submit.

  6. Click to select the account on Skype that you wish to reset the password for, and then click Reset Password.

  7. On the next screen, click in the boxes labelled "Enter a New Skype Password" and "Repeat Password", and type into each of them a copy of a new password that you'd like to use for your Skype account.  Then click Save.

There you go!  Your Skype account has a new password, and you can use it again!  Be sure to write down your new password so that you won't forget it, and store it someplace safe so that only you can find it!