Microsoft account allows you to enjoy all Microsoft services and products, including Outlook, Skype, Microsoft Edge, Bing, Xbox, Office, OneDrive, Windows, and other. However, if you are thinking about closing your Microsoft account, we’ve got your back. In this article, we will teach you to close your Microsoft account.
Before Closing your Microsoft account
- Cancel any active subscriptions, you can do it by visiting the Services & subscriptions page. If you have any other subscriptions unlisted on the page, you should cancel your subscription directly from the service.
- If you have any active business/organizational services, cancel them and delete any Azure Active Directories as you won’t be able to access them later.
- As all your data stored in HealthVault will be erased, it’s better if you download your records.
- Empty any remaining account balances as you might lose them after closing your account.
- If you have remaining Skype credit, use it fully. You’ll lose your skype credit after deleting your account.
- Turn on the automatic email replies feature. When your account is getting deleted or gets deleted, your outlook email address can still receive emails and send an autoreply. Create your Autoreply here to let people know how to stay in touch.
- You must turn off the Reset Protection feature on any of your Windows devices if turned on. If not, your device could be unusable once your account is closed.
How do I delete my Microsoft account
- Visit Microsoft Account Closure Page.
- Log in to your account.
- Click Next at the bottom of the page.
- Mark all the checkboxes on the page and select a reason for closing your account.
- Click on Mark account for closure button at the bottom.
What happens when you delete your Microsoft account
- All your data associated with your account will be erased.
- You won’t be able to use any Microsoft services, including Skye, OneDrive, Outlook, and others.
- You will no longer own any earned Microsoft certifications, passed exams and other associated transcripts.
- You cannot manage any Microsoft software or services linked with your account.
- Any purchased games and subscriptions will be lost, including Xbox Live Gold, Mixer Pro, and Xbox Game Pass.
- You won’t be able to install or reinstall any music, apps, games, and software downloaded or bought with your account.
How to reactivate your Microsoft account
If you’ve mistakenly deleted your account and want to recover it, you have to log in to your Microsoft account and verify within the 60 days of your account closure. After 60 days, you cannot recover your account.