How to Sign Out From Microsoft Account in Windows 11

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2024 by

Windows 11 has introduced a new way to sign in to your computer using a Microsoft account. This allows for easier access to Microsoft services and a more seamless experience across devices. However, there may be times when you need to sign out of your Microsoft account on Windows 11. Whether you want to switch to a different account or simply log out for security reasons, here is a step-by-step guide on how to sign out from your Microsoft account in Windows 11.

Step 1: Open Settings

The first step is to open the Settings app on your Windows 11 computer. You can do this by clicking on the Start button and then clicking on the gear icon in the left-hand menu. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Windows key + I” to open Settings.

Step 2: Click on Accounts

In the Settings app, click on the “Accounts” tab in the left-hand menu. This will open the Accounts settings page.

Step 3: Select Your Account

On the Accounts settings page, you will see your Microsoft account listed under the “Your info” section. Click on your account to open the account settings.

Step 4: Click on “Sign out”

Under your account settings, you will see a “Sign out” button. Click on this button to sign out of your Microsoft account on Windows 11.

Step 5: Confirm Sign Out

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to sign out. Click on “Sign out” to confirm.

Step 6: Sign In With a Different Account

After signing out, you will be taken back to the Accounts settings page. You can now sign in with a different account if you wish. Click on the “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead” link and follow the prompts to sign in with a different account.

Step 7: Sign Out of All Accounts

If you have multiple accounts signed in on your Windows 11 computer, you can also choose to sign out of all accounts at once. To do this, go back to the Accounts settings page and click on the “Sign out of all accounts” button under the “Other accounts you use” section.

Step 8: Sign In With a Local Account

If you want to completely sign out of your Microsoft account and use a local account instead, you can do so by going to the Accounts settings page and clicking on the “Sign in with a local account instead” link. Follow the prompts to create a local account and sign out of your Microsoft account.

By following these steps, you can easily sign out of your Microsoft account on Windows 11. Whether you want to switch to a different account or simply log out for security reasons, this guide has you covered. Have you tried signing out of your Microsoft account on Windows 11? Let us know in the comments.

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