How to Remove Microsoft Account From Windows 11

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2024 by

If you’re using a Microsoft account to sign into your Windows 11 device, you may want to remove it for various reasons. Whether you’re switching to a local account or simply want to remove the account from your device, the process is simple and can be done in just a few steps. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of removing a Microsoft account from Windows 11.

Switch to a Local Account

Before you can remove your Microsoft account, you’ll need to switch to a local account. This will allow you to remove the Microsoft account without losing access to your device. To switch to a local account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings by clicking on the Start button and then clicking on the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings menu, click on “Accounts” and then select “Your info” from the left-hand menu.
  3. Under “Your account”, click on the “Sign in with a local account instead” link.
  4. Enter your current Microsoft account password and click “Next”.
  5. Create a username and password for your local account and click “Next”.
  6. Click on “Sign out and finish” to switch to your local account.

Remove Microsoft Account

Now that you have switched to a local account, you can easily remove your Microsoft account from your device. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Go to Settings and click on “Accounts”.
  2. Select “Email & accounts” from the left-hand menu.
  3. Under “Accounts used by other apps”, click on your Microsoft account.
  4. Click on the “Remove” button and confirm the action when prompted.
  5. Your Microsoft account will now be removed from your device.

Remove Account from Microsoft Authenticator App

If you have added your Microsoft account to the Microsoft Authenticator app, you will also need to remove it from there. Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Open the Microsoft Authenticator app on your device.
  2. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner and select “Settings”.
  3. Under “Accounts”, tap on your Microsoft account.
  4. Tap on “Remove account” and confirm the action when prompted.

Revert to Microsoft Account

If you ever want to switch back to using a Microsoft account on your device, you can easily do so by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and click on “Accounts”.
  2. Select “Email & accounts” from the left-hand menu.
  3. Click on “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead”.
  4. Enter your Microsoft account email and password and click “Next”.
  5. Follow the prompts to complete the sign-in process.

Conclusion

Removing a Microsoft account from Windows 11 is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you’re switching to a local account or simply want to remove the account from your device, following these steps will help you do so easily. If you have any questions or need further assistance, let us know in the comments below.

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