Why Use Microsoft Link Codes to Sign in to Your Xbox Account

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If going through the link code process seems a little more tedious than you’d like, there are some solid reasons to use this method over the traditional sign-in options. Let’s review a few of the reasons this is one of the better options.


To start, security is a big part of using links to sign in to your devices. Typing your password on a computer is much more secure than typing it where everyone can see it. As an added bonus, you can save your password to your Google account and sign in with the click of a mouse.

Next, if you have two-factor authentication enabled, a web browser will require an authentication code. You can retrieve the code from your text messages or as an email and sign in to your account, making the security features easier to navigate.


Some of our readers may find the ease of use debatable. However, if you’re already logged in to your www.microsoft.com/link account, it really only takes a few clicks to sign in, rather than the time it takes to input your login credentials using an Xbox controller.

Of course, once you get used to using the link codes, it gets way easier to log in to all of your Microsoft accounts. You can use them to sign in to your Xbox, Teams account, and more. So, overall, it’s a handy skill to have.

Sign in Remotely

Lastly, signing in to your account using this method makes it really easy to log in remotely. This is useful when you have a friend or family member who wants to play on your Xbox account or help you get past a challenging level (yes, we’re speaking from experience here).

Have the other Xbox user get the code (by following the steps in the first section). Then, you can complete the steps on your computer. Their screen will refresh, and they’ll be logged in to your Xbox account.

Wrap Up

Microsoft link codes make our lives way easier. You can log in to your Microsoft account on your Xbox remotely, more securely, and easier than ever before.


Fortunately, you don’t even need a computer; you can input the code on a mobile browser, too. Following the simple steps above will help you get all signed in and ready to play.

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