How to remove your xBox account

You’ll have a generic MS account if you created one at one of their MS services. E.g. we had an xBox account too (so it seems) which is simply our Hotmail test account that belongs to MS too.

For more info, also see the MS Office entry at Summarising: you can’t do it, so then the advice is to contact them by form, mail or telephone. Otherwise it may be enough to cancel the original account (perhaps a Hotmail or Live account). See the entry for those on too.

For cancelling xBox subscriptions see:



Helpful Trick: Obfuscate your profile info.

Because most accounts and profiles at xBox cannot be removed, we suggest you login and change your account and profile information altogether.

Make sure you are logged in to your account on the site and click on the profile or options settings. Locate the fields with your personal info (email, name, address) and fill in generic, random information instead. If you can only select from several fields, change anything personally identifying. If possible, use a homepage/URL field or long text field (such as Description) and put this line in it: This may encourage webmasters and admins to create an easier removal outlet.

Helpful Trick: Removing online data

Publicly visible text/images often aren’t properly removed even when you succeed in removing an account. Try editing or removing them manually before removing the account itself. If you’re unsure what happens to your tracks: this can be found mostly in the Terms of Service/Privacy Policy; otherwise you can always contact xBox and ask personally. By the way, removal requests don’t necessarily mean your data will actually be removed (e.g. due to legal obligations).

Helpful Trick: Remove third-party logins

If you signed up for xBox using a third-party login such as Facebook or Twitter, you probably want to revoke all access from xBox. Click here to find out how.

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