Buy a subscription to Office 365 for home from your free trial

Office 365 for business admins: See Buy a subscription to Office 365 for business from your free trial.

Home users: This topic explains how to buy Office 365 when you're using a free 30-day trial of Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal.

If recurring billing is already turned on, you don’t have to do anything. The payment method, such as a credit card or PayPal, that you provided when you signed up for your trial will be automatically charged when your trial ends, unless you cancel the trial by turning off recurring billing.

If recurring billing is turned off, you’ll need to turn it on, or redeem a one-time prepaid product key from a retail store.

Important: If your Office 365 trial came pre-installed on your computer or device, recurring billing is turned off, by default.

Verify that recurring billing is turned on

If recurring billing is turned on, you don’t need to do anything to buy Office 365.

Here's how to verify that recurring billing is turned on:

  1. Go to the Services & subscriptions page.

  2. If prompted, sign in with the Microsoft account email and password associated with your Office 365trial subscription. We can help if you can't remember the Microsoft account or password you use with Office.

  3. On the Services & subscriptions page, find the subscription you want to renew.

    • If you see a renewal date, or a notice of an upcoming charge next to the subscription, that means recurring billing isturned on, and your subscription will renew on the date shown.

    • If you see an expiration date, or a Renew link, that means recurring billing is turned off, and you need to either turn it on, or use a prepaid product key.

How do you want to buy Office 365?

You have two options. If recurring billing isn't turned on:

Tip: If you want to check prices before you renew, see Compare and buy Office products.

Turn on recurring billing (recommended)

Depending on how you got your trial, the instructions differ.

How did you get your trial?

Use these steps

I signed up for an Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal trial and turned recurring billing off, but now I want to turn it back on.

Turn recurring billing on for Office 365 for home

Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal trial came with my computer or device when I bought it.

Buy an Office 365 subscription from the Microsoft Store

Having trouble? Contact Support and leave us a comment

As an Office 365 subscriber, you can contact support for free to get help with account and billing issues.

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