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How to delete Xbox profile: Your siblings have created profiles on yours Xbox what time would you like to remove but you don’t know how to do it? Have you changed your Microsoft account and are looking for a way to pair it with your Xbox by replacing the old one? I would say that you are arriving in the right place.

In fact, in this tutorial I will explain to you how to delete an Xbox profile, whether it is the local one, or whether it refers to the Xbox Network one. Also, it doesn’t matter which console you want to perform the operation from, as I’ll take a little bit of all generations of the console into consideration.

What do you say? Are you ready to proceed? Yup? Perfect, then below you can find all the indications to reach your goal. I can assure you that it won’t take you long to complete the tutorial. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading!

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to delete an Xbox profileI think it might interest you to make a little distinction between the various accounts linked to the Microsoft console.

In fact, you must know that profiles can be mainly of two types: locals or Xbox Network (former Xbox Live). The former are stored in the Xbox’s memory and are simply for playing offlinewhile the latter also allow you to access the online functionality.

About the profile Xbox Network / Xbox LiveI remind you that through the latter it is possible to subscribe to various subscriptionsfrom the Live Goldwhich also allows you to access the multiplayer of paid games, at Game Passwhich instead allows you to play, through a special subscription, a good number of titles in the catalog.

In short, there are various types of profiles that you may want to delete, but you don’t have to worry: in this tutorial I will analyze the topic in its entirety, so that you can reach your goal without too many problems.

How to delete Xbox profile

To get started, I’ll show you how to delete a profile that exists locally, i.e. within the console’s storage medium. You can find below all the indications of the case, divided by console model.

How to delete Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S profile

How to delete Xbox Series S profile

Microsoft’s ninth generation consoles, that is Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, released in late 2020, have brought with them some changes in terms of the operating system interface. So if you’re not familiar with their menus, here’s how you need to proceed.

If you just want change profilejust press the button Menu of the controller, move to the tab Account (the last at the top right) and select the option Add or changein order to select a other profile.

If, on the other hand, you really intend to delete a profile locally present on the console, just go to the Settings of the Xbox (using the appropriate gear icon), move to the tab Accountpresent on the left, and press the key TO of the pad on the frame Remove account.

You will then be asked to select the profile to eliminate: do it, read the instructions that appear on the screen, which warn you about what you will lose, and confirm your choice using the button REMOVE. Perfect, you have successfully removed the selected account from your Xbox!

How to delete Xbox One profile

How to delete Xbox One profile

If you want to do this using a Xbox One, so a console released earlier than the Xbox Series X / S, you should know that in reality, following the arrival of a special update, the procedure has essentially become the same. In fact, the Xbox One interface is the same that you can find on the Xbox Series X / S and therefore I can only refer you to the chapter related to these consolesas it is already explained there how to proceed.

How to delete Xbox 360 profile

How to delete Xbox 360 profile

In regards to Xbox 360clearly the procedure is different than that relating to the most recent consoles, as this model now has quite a few years on its shoulders.

If you don’t want to delete your Xbox profile completely, you just want to use another one on a temporary basisdo this: go to the section Social from the home menu and select the item Sign in or sign out to switch accounts.

For completely delete an accountinstead, you have to go to the section Settings> System from the start menu, then you need to move to Storage Peripherals and select thestorage drive present in your console (eg Memory Unit).

At this point, go to the menu Profileschoose theaccount to delete and select the item Delete from the menu that appears on the screen. You will be asked if you want delete only the profileleaving your saved games and unlocked achievements unchanged, or if you intend to delete profile and elementsdeleting all the contents associated with the account: choose the option you prefer.

How to delete Xbox Live account

How do you say? You would like to remove your account Xbox Network / Xbox Live or in any case a subscription linked to the latter? No problem: below you can find all the information you are looking for.

Xbox Network (formerly Xbox Live)

Microsoft account

In case you don’t know, theXbox Network / Xbox Live account is directly linked to your Microsoft profile, which is the one that is generally used, for example, for Windows 10. This means, in simple terms, that to delete a profile of this type you must remove the Microsoft account.

If you have simply created another profile of this type and you want pair it with your console, the procedure is very simple. In fact, you are you have one Xbox 360just go to the menu Settings> Accountsselect the item Account protection and choose the option Edit Microsoft accountanswering Yupby running the login And confirming editing.

Unfortunately, this procedure is not feasible from Xbox One and later consoles, but in this case you could simply think about creating a secondary profile and connect the new Microsoft account to us. If, on the other hand, you need to sell the console, I recommend that you take a look at my tutorials on how to reset Xbox One and how to reset Xbox 360.

For the rest, if your goal is instead to delete the Microsoft account in a definitive way, consequently eliminating the Xbox profile as well, you have to proceed in another way. I remind you, however, that by doing so you will lose everything related to the profile Microsoft, from any mailbox on Outlook to other services such as Skype, OneDrive and so on. In short, I advise you to think carefully before proceeding.

In any case, if you really are convinced to do this, I suggest you read my tutorial on how to delete a Microsoft account, in which I went into detail on everything that this operation entails. By doing so, you will be able to carry out the procedure in a more informed way.

How to delete Xbox Live profile

If, on the other hand, you are “in a hurry” and are sure you want to close your account, just log in to this websitepress the button Log incarry out theaccess with your account, click yours first namepresent at the top left, scroll the page down and press on the link How to close your account.

After that, read theinformative that appears on the screen, click on the button Forward and follow the indications provided by the system to complete the procedure. I remind you that a period of 60 days to recover the accountin case of any “second thoughts”.

Xbox Live Gold

How to delete Xbox Live Gold profile

If your desire, perhaps because you have seen the news of the free online for free to play, is simply to terminate your Xbox Live Gold subscriptionwhich is the subscription that allows you to play paid titles online and get a monthly selection of free games called Games with Goldthis part of the guide is the one for you.

The quickest way to do this is probably the one that involves switching to a browser. In fact, I recommend that you connect to the Microsoft official portalpress the button Log inpresent at the top right, carry out the login with your Microsoft account, and click the tab Services and subscriptionswhich is located at the top.

On the page that will appear on the screen, you will see all the active subscriptionsincluding the one linked to Xbox Live Gold. You just have to click on the link first Manage and later on that Cancel subscriptionconfirming your choice.

Perfect, now you will no longer be asked to pay anything and the subscription will end in date that will indicate the system to you. For the rest, if you are looking for more details regarding the deactivation procedure, you can refer to Microsoft guidelines.

Xbox Game Pass

How to delete Xbox Game Pass profile

If you do not intend to renew your Game Pass subscription, the procedure for “canceling” it is essentially the same as the one I explained in Xbox Live Gold chapter.

In fact, once you reach the page relating to services and subscriptions and logged into your Microsoft account, you just have to click on the button Managepresent in the box relating to Xbox Game Passby selecting the item later Cancel subscription and confirming your will.

In short, in the case of these subscriptions it is not exactly the deletion of a profile, but simply thecanceling a subscription. However, many people think that each subscription has an account of its own and therefore I have chosen to include some quick indications relating to this type of procedure as well.

In any case, for more details on the steps to follow for deactivation, I recommend that you take a look at my tutorial on how to deactivate Xbox Game Pass.