How to Turn Off Auto Renewal on Xbox One 2017

Cancel your Xbox subscription on the web Sign in to Under the section Subscriptions, select View all subscriptions, and then select Manage next to the subscription that you want to cancel. Select Cancel subscription or Turn off recurring billing.

Xbox Live is an excellent platform that allows you to play games with friends, download game demos, access your Netflix accounts and social networks, among other multimedia features. However, when you sign up for Xbox Live, the payment is set up as an automatic renewal. This means that the money you pay for your Xbox Live subscription is automatically taken out of the payment method linked to your account with minimal notification. It could also make it easier for a company to slip by rate hikes.

If you don’t feel comfortable with letting Microsoft dip into your account so easily and want to disable the automatic renewal option for your Xbox Live account, you can do so through the Xbox Live website. The only downside is that you’ll need to remember to renew your Xbox Live membership, or your account will be deactivated and you’ll need to reactivate it.

Here are the steps to turn off Xbox Live auto-renew:

Step 1: Open your Web browser and navigate to

Step 2: Click “Sign In” in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 3: Enter the email address associated with your Xbox Live account, and then click the green “Next” button.

Step 4: Enter the password associated with your Xbox Live account, and then click the green “Next” button. You’ll be returned to the Xbox Live home screen, where you’ll now see your gamertag and profile picture in the upper right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Click your gamertag in the upper right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu appears.

Step 6: Click “Xbox Settings” in the drop-down menu. The Xbox Settings screen appears.

Step 7: Click “Subscriptions” beneath Xbox Settings on the left side of the window. The Services and Subscriptions screen appears.

Step 8: Select “Manage” to the right of the line item in the section associated with your Xbox Live subscription. This line item will have a refresh icon to the left of it.

Step 9: Click “Turn Off Auto Renew” to the right of the line item that says Renews Automatically. A dialog box asking if you’re sure you want to disable Xbox Live auto-renew appears.

Step 10: Select “Yes, I Want to Miss Out on Free Games” in a gray box. A message appears informing you that your Xbox Live subscription will not auto-renew, along with the date that your current subscription expires.

Step 11: Click the blue “Back to Subscriptions” button to return to the Payment Settings window, where you’ll have the option to turn the Auto Renew feature back on if you ever want to.

By following these steps, you can turn off Xbox Live auto-renew and avoid unwanted charges.


How do I turn off auto renewal on Microsoft?
On the Services &, subscriptions page, locate your Microsoft 365 subscription and then select Manage. Do one of the following: If you see a Turn off recurring billing link, choose it to turn recurring billing off. If you see a Cancel link, choose it to cancel the subscription.
Is Xbox Live automatic renewal?
Turn on recurring billing from your console Press the Xbox button ÓŹ£ on your controller and go to Profile &, system >, Settings. Select Account >, Subscriptions, and then choose the subscription you'd like to set up with recurring billing. Select Turn on recurring billing.
What does turn off recurring billing mean on Xbox?
About Microsoft 365 If you turn off recurring billing, your Microsoft subscription will expire on an indicated date, and you won't be billed in the future. That's why it's important to turn off recurring billing on your Microsoft account to make sure you won't get billed unnecessarily.
What happens if you don't renew Xbox Live?
When this happens, you lose access to the subscription and its benefits. For example, if a renewal charge fails for your Xbox Live Gold subscription, you are locked out, and online multiplayer only works in free-to-play games. When this happens, you also lose your offer for Games with Gold.