How to Remove Xbox Account From Microsoft Account?

Last Updated: Jan 31, 2024 by

If you’re an avid gamer, chances are you have an Xbox account linked to your Microsoft account. However, there may come a time when you want to remove your Xbox account from your Microsoft account. Whether you’re switching to a different account or simply want to terminate your Xbox account, this article will guide you through the process.

Why Remove Your Xbox Account?

Before we dive into the steps of removing your Xbox account, it’s important to understand why you may want to do so. Some common reasons include:

  • Switching to a different Microsoft account
  • Wanting to terminate your Xbox account
  • Removing a child’s account from your Microsoft account

Steps to Remove Your Xbox Account

Removing your Xbox account from your Microsoft account is a simple process. Just follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Microsoft account on the Xbox website.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner and select “Microsoft account.”
  3. On the left side of the page, click on “Your info.”
  4. Scroll down to the “Xbox” section and click on “Sign out of all devices.”
  5. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the action. Click on “Sign out” to proceed.
  6. Your Xbox account will now be removed from your Microsoft account.

Terminating Your Xbox Account

If you want to completely terminate your Xbox account, you can do so by following these additional steps:

  1. After removing your Xbox account from your Microsoft account, go to the Xbox website and log in to your account.
  2. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner and select “Microsoft account.”
  3. On the left side of the page, click on “Your info.”
  4. Scroll down to the “Xbox” section and click on “Close my account.”
  5. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm the action. Click on “Next” to proceed.
  6. You will be asked to provide a reason for closing your account. Select the appropriate reason and click on “Next.”
  7. You will then be asked to confirm the closure of your account. Click on “Mark account for closure” to proceed.
  8. Your Xbox account will now be marked for closure and will be permanently deleted after 60 days.

Important Things to Note

  • Removing your Xbox account from your Microsoft account will not delete your Xbox account. It will only unlink it from your Microsoft account.
  • If you have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription, you will need to cancel it before closing your account.
  • Once your Xbox account is closed, you will lose access to all your game progress, achievements, and subscriptions associated with that account.

Conclusion

Removing your Xbox account from your Microsoft account is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. However, if you want to completely terminate your Xbox account, you will need to follow a few additional steps. Just make sure to keep in mind the important things to note before proceeding with the closure of your account.

Have you ever removed or terminated your Xbox account? Let us know in the comments.

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