Updated on 25/01/22 by Jess_OVO
If you’ve just joined OVO, your online account or OVO app (download for Android or iOS) may not be fully accessible until you’ve received your opening statement (around six weeks after your switch date or about 4 weeks after you contacted us following a house move).
If you’re having issues after this point, see the advice below which has been taken from our tutorial to login issues:
Once we’ve updated our online account, you’ll only be able to log in using your email address, your Customer ID number will no longer be recognised.
You’ll only be able to set one password per email address. This means that if you’ve got the same email address registered to multiple accounts, all these accounts will use the same password. This also means that password resets will affect all accounts.
If there's no email address registered to your OVO account, you won’t be able login. You can register your email address when you first join us, or by reaching out to the Support Team if you’re already a member.
It’s always best to check we hold an accurate email address for you. A good way to confirm this is to see whether you’ve received any emails from us already, this could include your welcome email or monthly summaries.
Our Support Team can help correct or register your email address if you haven’t yet received any emails from us.
An error message saying, “Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again later” usually means there’s a technical issue which is linking a failed account to your details, for example if you’ve recently moved in and your new account hasn’t been fully activated. In this case reach out to our Support Team, they’ll be able to get things corrected with the help of our Tech team.
If your email is a used on more than one OVO account, there could be two ways to login:
If you have multiple accounts which have all been migrated to our new billing platform you’ll just need to login using your email address. You’ll be shown a landing page, from here you can select the relevant account number which will open that online account. You can switch between the accounts by clicking ‘Account’ in the top right of the Homepage:
If one of your accounts is yet to be migrated, you’ll need to use the Customer ID for the one of the accounts instead of your email address. Both accounts will still use the same password. If you’re not sure whether your account is on the new or older platform, our Support Team will be able to check and advise on whether you’ll need to login using your email address or Customer ID number.
You can reset your password by clicking here.
- There's no difference between ‘First time logging in?’ and ‘Reset my password’
- Password reset emails expire after six hours or if a newer password reset is requested within that time
- A reset email is only sent if the email address used matches a registered email address
- If multiple password reset emails are sent, only the most recent one is valid
The criteria for setting a password is:
At least 8 characters
At least 1 upper case letter
At least 1 lower case letter
At least 1 number
At least 1 special character (!?£@#$%)
If you’re not able to access the password reset screen by clicking on the ‘Reset My Password’ button in the reset email, you can copy and paste the long reset link from the bottom of the email into the URL to get to the same destination. An example is shown here:
Haven’t received a password reset email?
There are no known issues with the password reset platform and reset emails are typically delivered within seconds.
If you haven’t received the email then it’s usually caused by the following:
Your email inbox hasn’t refreshed
The email may have been delivered but hasn’t synced on the member's device/browser. This could be due to a network issue or because their email client is set to refresh on a schedule, e.g. every 15 minutes. Try refreshing this manually.
The email has been filtered as junk/spam
You should also check that you haven’t accidentally marked us as ‘Spam’ or blacklisted emails from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The email address you’ve got registered has recently been changed on our systems and hasn’t had time to update on your online account
If you've changed your registered email address it can sometimes take up to 24 hours for this to update. In this case, try and request a password rest email the following day.
If none of the above is successful
Check you’re using the most recent version of the app (try deleting and re-downloading for Android and iOS) or Google Chrome browser if logging in to your online account.
Try disabling any password managers that may be interfering with the login details you’re entering.
You should also try:
Logging in via the app if you can’t login via a browser (or vice-versa).
Using a different device or browser (Chrome is recommended).
Clear cache/cookies on browser.
Clear cache and app data then uninstall/reinstall the app.
Waiting a day for any changes you've made to update across all systems.
If you've followed all of these steps and you're confident there's still a login issue with your online account or the OVO App then contact the Support Team. If you can provide as much of the the following information as possible we’ll then be able to forward this on to our Tech team if required:
Mention all actions you have taken already.
The correct email address that you’d would like to use.
Are you trying to login using the app or browser?
What device, OS and browser are you using?
Are there any specific error messages? This does not include 'Wrong Email or Password'.
How long has this been occurring?
Relevant screenshots are always welcome and useful.
Hope we can get things sorted and you logged back in ASAP.