How to Delete Microsoft Account on Windows Phone?

Last Updated: Feb 6, 2024 by

If you no longer use your Windows phone or have switched to a different device, you may want to delete your Microsoft account from your phone. This will remove all associated data and services from your device. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to delete your Microsoft account on Windows phone.

Before You Begin

Before you proceed with deleting your Microsoft account, make sure you have a backup of all your important data. This includes contacts, emails, and any other important information that you may need in the future. Once you delete your account, this data will be permanently removed from your device.

Step 1: Open Settings

To begin, open the Settings app on your Windows phone. You can do this by swiping down from the top of your screen and tapping on the gear icon.

Step 2: Go to Accounts

In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on the “Accounts” option. This will open a list of all the accounts linked to your device.

Step 3: Select Microsoft Account

From the list of accounts, select the Microsoft account that you want to delete. This will open the account settings page.

Step 4: Tap on “Delete Account”

Scroll down to the bottom of the account settings page and tap on the “Delete Account” option. A confirmation message will appear, asking if you are sure you want to delete the account.

Step 5: Confirm Deletion

Tap on “Yes” to confirm the deletion of your Microsoft account. Your account will now be removed from your device.

Step 6: Restart Your Device

To complete the deletion process, restart your device. This will ensure that all data associated with your account is removed from your device.

Additional Tips

  • If you have multiple Microsoft accounts linked to your device, you will need to repeat these steps for each account you want to delete.
  • If you are unable to delete your account, make sure you are connected to a stable internet connection.
  • If you are still unable to delete your account, you may need to contact Microsoft support for further assistance.


Deleting your Microsoft account from your Windows phone is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. By following these instructions, you can easily remove your account and all associated data from your device. If you have any further questions or need help with the process, let us know in the comments below.

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