Stop sharing an Office 365 Home subscription

If you're the owner of an Office 365 Home subscription, you can stop sharing your subscription with someone at any time. If you're using a subscription that someone has shared with you, you can stop using the subscription whenever you want, or you might be notified that someone has stopped sharing their subscription with you. In either case, the subscription benefits will change.

Need more installs?    If you just want to make more Office installs available, you can deactivate one, instead of completely removing someone from your subscription. That way, you can install Office on another machine, and everyone you’ve shared with will still get to use your subscription benefits, like extra OneDrive storage.

Learn how to stop sharing an Office 365 Home subscription

Choose one of the following:

  1. Sign in to your My Office Account page.

  2. In the Share Office 365 section, choose Share Office 365.

    Screen shot of the "Share Office 365" section of the My Account page that shows the subscription is shared with 1 person.
  3. On the Share Office 365 page, in the Share your subscription benefits section, find the person you want to remove, and then choose Remove.

    The Share your subscription benefits section of the Share Office 365 page that shows the Remove link under a user's picture.
  4. In the confirmation dialog box, choose Remove User.

    Screen shot of the confirmation dialog box when you remove a user from your Office 365 Home subscription.

    After that, we’ll send mail to let them know that you removed them from your subscription.

  1. Sign in to your My Office Account page.

  2. In the Subscription sharing section, choose Stop using this shared subscription.

    Screen shot of the "Subscription Sharing" section of the My Account page that shows the "Stop using this shared subscription" link.
  3. In the confirmation dialog box, choose Leave.

    Screen shot of the confirmation dialog box when you stop using an Office 365 Home subscription someone shared with you.

If you want to continue using Office, you can buy an Office subscription. Or, if you need a fast, free way to create or edit Office files, you can use Office Online.

What happens when I stop using a shared Office 365 Home subscription?

When you stop using a shared subscription, you lose all the benefits of that subscription. This means:

  • You’ll still be able to view and print your Office files, but you won’t be able to edit them or to create new ones. You'll see Unlicensed Product notifications when you use Office.

  • You’ll still be able to use Office on your iPad, Android tablet, and smartphone, but you won’t be able to access premium Office 365 features.

  • You’ll lose your 1 TB of free OneDrive storage.

  • If you’ve used any of the 1 TB of storage, don’t worry, your files will still be there, but you won’t be able to edit them in OneDrive or to upload new files. To fix this, you can save some of your files elsewhere or buy more storage. For more information, go to OneDrive.com, sign in to your account, and choose Get more storage.

  • You'll lose your 60 Skype minutes of calling per month.

See Also

Share your Office 365 Home subscription with up to four people in your household

Cancel Office 365 for home

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