How To Cancel Microsoft Onedrive Account

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If you are looking to terminate your Microsoft OneDrive account, the process can be simple as long as you are aware of the correct steps to take. Having personally canceled my own OneDrive account, I am able to offer a detailed guide to help simplify the process for you.

Step 1: Sign In to Your Microsoft Account

The first step is to sign in to your Microsoft account. You can do this by visiting the Microsoft website and clicking on the “Sign In” button in the top right corner. Enter your email address and password to proceed.

Step 2: Access Your Account Settings

Once you are signed in, click on your profile picture or icon in the top right corner of the page. A dropdown menu will appear, and you should select “My account” from the options provided. This will take you to your account settings page.

Step 3: Navigate to OneDrive Settings

In the account settings page, you will find a list of options on the left-hand side. Scroll down and click on “Services & subscriptions.” From there, locate and click on “OneDrive” in the list of subscriptions.

Step 4: Manage Your OneDrive Subscription

In the OneDrive settings page, you will see information about your subscription, including the storage space you have used and the renewal date. Look for the option to “Cancel” or “Turn Off” your subscription. Click on this option to proceed.

Step 5: Confirm Cancellation

After clicking on the “Cancel” or “Turn Off” option, you will be asked to confirm your decision. Read through the information provided and make sure you understand the consequences of canceling your OneDrive account. If you are sure about your decision, click on the confirmation button.

Step 6: Follow Additional Instructions (if any)

Depending on your account settings and the specific conditions of your subscription, you may be required to follow additional instructions to complete the cancellation process. These instructions may include providing feedback or confirming your identity. Follow the prompts on the screen to fulfill these requirements.


Cancelling your Microsoft OneDrive account can be done by following these simple steps. Remember to carefully consider your decision to cancel, as it will result in the loss of any files and data stored on your OneDrive account. If you are certain about canceling, make sure to back up any important files before proceeding. Good luck!