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Richard, Electronics Engineer
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I have a Nokia Lumia 520. The Microsoft Account on this phone

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I have a Nokia Lumia 520. The Microsoft Account on this phone has an old out of date e-mail address which I no longer use. How do I update my e-mail address on the phone?
The e-mail address on the Microsoft Account which was created on my desktop is correct.
Thank you for your question, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to assisting you.

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The only way to do this is reset the phone, as the account is the central link to the phone.

The email address is the ID of the account, this cannot be changed.

This will remove all data and return the phone to new, but this cannot be avoided.

To do the reset.

go to settings - about - reset on the phone.

Once the reset is complete, you then setup the phone using a new account in place of the old one.

If you have any problems, or would like any additional information or assistance, please do not hesitate to let me know.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been to settings but cannot find - reset the phone.

You need to go to

Settings, ABOUT, then Reset please.

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