- You need to delete your Microsoft account to delete the Xbox account.
- Alternatively, you can remove your Xbox account from the console and keep the account inactive for 2 years to delete it.
- Remove Xbox Account: Press the Xbox button → Settings → Account → Remove Accounts → Choose the account → Tap Remove.
Xbox is a popular video gaming console developed by Microsoft. To access the games, you need to have an Xbox account. If you want to create an Xbox account, you need to have a Microsoft account. Sometimes, users wish to delete their Xbox account due to several reasons. As Xbox is one of the services offered by Microsoft, you need to delete the Microsoft account to permanently remove the Xbox account.
Note that deleting the Microsoft account will delete the accounts of all other Microsoft services like OneDrive, Windows Apps, Microsoft Edge, Skype, OneNote, etc. Alternatively, you can remove the Xbox profile from your console. After removing the profile, keep the Xbox account inactive for upto 2 years to delete your Xbox account permanently.
How to Delete an Xbox Account
If you intend to delete the Xbox account permanently by deleting your Microsoft account, then follow the below steps.
#1. Visit the official website of Xbox from a browser on your PC.
#2. Hit the Sign in button at the top-right and log in to your account.
#3. Navigate to your Profile page and click My Microsoft account.
#4. On the Microsoft account page, tap the option Your Info tab displayed in the menu bar.
#5. Scroll down to the bottom and tap “How to close your account.”
#6. On the next screen, navigate to the To close your account heading and tap the text “Close your account” with the link.
#7. You will be navigated to a new page. Click the Next button after reading the form.
#8. Tick all the boxes on the next page.
#9. Tap the “Select a reason” drop-down at the bottom and choose a reason from the list.
#10. Finally, tap the option “Mark account for closure” to complete the deletion process.
#11. Now, the Xbox account associated with your Microsoft account will be deleted.
How to Remove Your Xbox Account from Xbox Console
Instead of deleting your Microsoft account, you can just remove your Xbox account from the Xbox One console and leave the account inactive for 24 months to delete it automatically.
#1. Turn ON the Xbox console and make sure to connect the Xbox Controller.
#2. Press the Xbox button on your controller and tap the option Settings.
#3. Select Account on the left pane.
#4. Hit the option Remove accounts.
#5. Choose the account you want to remove.
#6. Finally, tap the option Remove to remove your Xbox account from the console.
Other Xbox Guides:
- How to Change Xbox Gamertag
- How to Refund a Game on Xbox
- How to Appear Offline on Xbox
- How to Change Background on Xbox
Frequently Asked Questions
You cannot delete your Xbox account permanently unless you delete your Microsoft account.
You can remove the Xbox account from your email by removing the account from the console. After 24 months of inactivity, the account linked to your email will be deleted.
Press the Guide button → Go to Settings → Tap System Settings → Select Storage → Tap Hard Drive → Select Profiles → Choose the Xbox profile → Click Delete to remove your Xbox profile on Xbox 360.