Xbox consoles use your Xbox account to save your own preferences, gaming library, and other personal information. But there’s a time you want to get rid of them. Here’s how to delete an Xbox account/profile on Xbox or permanently delete your account.
An Xbox account is essentially a Microsoft account, which can be used to sign in to other Microsoft services like your Windows 10 PC, Office apps, OneDrive, or any other Microsoft products.
If you only want to delete your Xbox account from your Xbox console but still want it to be accessible from Xbox/Microsoft website and other devices, you can do that directly from the console itself as easily as possible.
If you want to delete your Xbox account permanently and never want it to be accessible again, that means you’re going to lose your access to Windows 10, OneDrive, Office apps, or other Microsoft services using the same Xbox/Microsoft account.
Regardless of what you want, both can be done easily.
How to delete an Xbox account from your Xbox console
This part will talk about deleting or removing your Xbox account from your Xbox console only, which will let the account be accessible in another Xbox console or in Xbox.com, and you will be able to use the same account for other Microsoft services.
This method is for Xbox One and Xbox series X/S
Simply turn on your Xbox console. Use the Xbox button to open the menu.
Go to Profile & system. Select Settings. Select Account. Select Remove account.
Now, choose which Xbox account you want to delete. Choose Remove to finally remove the account from your console.
Hit Close after you removed the account.
The Xbox account is now gone on your Xbox console, but you can still sign in to it in a browser or other devices.
How to delete an Xbox account permanently
This method talks about deleting or closing an Xbox account permanently, which is essentially closing your Microsoft account. Keep in mind you’d lose access to other Microsoft services and not just Xbox.
Microsoft also pointed out that you have to wait at least 60 days after you change your security info to be able to delete your Microsoft account permanently. They have to prove that you’re the one who wants to delete your own account.
If you are really determined to delete your Microsoft account, you can visit this Microsoft page. You’re going to sign in again to the Microsoft account you want to delete.
Click Next and follow its instruction. You’ll need to acknowledge items in there to really confirm you want to delete your account.
Choose a reason why you want to delete or close your Microsoft account.
Finally, click Mark account for closure to delete your Microsoft account.
An Xbox account can be removed from your Xbox console pretty easily. Or, you may want to close your Microsoft account so it can not be accessible by you or anyone else in the future, which risks other access to other Microsoft services.
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