How do I Cancel Xbox Game Pass?

By Heidi Nicholas,
How to Cancel Xbox Game Pass

Maybe you've tried out Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and decided it isn't for you; either because of the monthly cost or because your backlog is starting to look quite alarming. Either way, if you're looking to cancel Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, we've got you covered.

This guide is part of a series aimed at first time Xbox owners. TrueAchievements is the largest Xbox community site on the internet, allowing players to track their gaming achievements, discuss strategies and compete in contests and leaderboards. Once you have set yourself up on Xbox, you can register with us for free using your gamertag.

Can I get a refund on the rest of my Xbox Game Pass subscription if I cancel it early?

No – but if you choose to cancel Xbox Game Pass, you will retain access to the subscription until the end of the period that you have already paid for.

How do I cancel Xbox Game Pass on Xbox One?

It's probably easiest to cancel your Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership on your PC, but you can also reach your Microsoft account through your console by pressing the Home button, heading to "Profile & System" and "My subscriptions." Clicking "view and manage subscriptions" from there will take you to the Microsoft webpage to sign in.

How do I cancel Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on my PC?

First sign in to your Microsoft Account here to get to your account dashboard. In the Services & Subscriptions panel, you'll see your current subscriptions. You may see your current plan for Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate here, or you might need to click through to All Subscriptions. Either way, click on "Manage" next to your your Xbox Game Pass subscription. This will take you to Payment settings, and it's here you'll find the option to cancel.

Clicking "Cancel" will take you to a confirmation message, which will tell you when you will lose access to your Xbox Game Pass subscription. If you have had a free trial month of Xbox Game Pass, you need to cancel within the 30 period or the contract will auto-renew.

How do I cancel recurring billing on Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on my PC?

If you are already on an auto-renewing payment plan, you can also turn off recurring billing in the same place. It's the option below "Cancel". You'll be able to see what your current Xbox Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan's recurring billing is costing you, and when; clicking "Change" will give you the option to turn off recurring billing or switch your plan.

Can I change how often I pay for Xbox Game Pass?

Yes – in your subscriptions, if you click "Change" next to the recurring billing information, you can choose to switch plans. You can change your recurring billing to monthly, every three months, every six months, every 12 months, or every two years. Costs vary depending on how many payments you make and your local currency.

I want to re-join Xbox Game Pass. How do I do it?

If time hasn't run out on your subscription period and you want to re-join Xbox Game Pass, you can head to the same Subsciptions and services page on your account and still change your recurring billing options by selecting "Turn on recurring billing." If your Xbox Game Pass access has completely expired, you will be able to find your historic subscriptions at the end of your subscriptions and services page, and renew them from there

However, if you're going to re-join Xbox Game Pass we recommend looking out for offers and gift cards, rather than jumping back in at full price. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is currently on sale for just $1 for three months, and third party code sellers like Amazon often have deep discounts on top-up cards for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. You can see the current price offered by Microsoft below.

Ultimate 3 Months

Ultimate 3 Months

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, phones and tablets, all the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, and an EA Play membership, all for one low monthly price (subscription continues automatically at regular price). Play together with friends and discover your next favorite game. See more below.

After any promotional period, subscription continues to be charged at the then-current regular price (subject to change, plus applicable taxes), unless cancelled in Microsoft account. You’ll be notified before any price changes.

Joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will upgrade your remaining Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass for Console or Xbox Game Pass for PC time into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for the same amount of time, up to 36 months. All conversions are final. See for details.

See Xbox Game Pass Ultimate terms and details in the Product Description below.

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Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.
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