Deactivate Office 365

If you have an Office 365 subscription, you can sign out of Office on a PC or Mac remotely from any web browser. Because Office will sign you out of devices automatically to stay within your sign-in limit, there's no longer a need to use this process to free up installs. For more info, see How sign in works in Office 365.

Note: Signing out of Office doesn't uninstall Office, remove Office documents, or cancel your Office 365 subscription.

If you're not sure whether your Office 365 version is for home or business, see Office plans.

Office 365 Home, Personal, or University

  1. From any device, go to your Microsoft account, Installs page and sign in using your Microsoft account, if prompted.

  2. Under Devices, select Sign out of Office next to the device.

    It can take up to 72 hours for Office to detect that you signed out remotely.

Office 365 for business

  1. From any device, go to https://portal.office.com/Account/#home and sign in using your work or school account, if prompted.

  2. From the Office apps & devices tile, select View apps and devices.

  3. Under Apps & devices, select the down arrow next to DEVICES to view the devices where Office is installed.

  4. Select Sign out next to the device.

    It can take up to 72 hours for Office to detect that you signed out remotely.

After you sign out of Office, you still can view and print documents from that device, but you won't be able to edit them or create new ones. If you want to use Office 365 on the device, you'll need to sign in to Office 365 when prompted. .

There is no way to deactivate Office Home & Student, Office Home & Business, Office Professional, or individual Office apps. Instead, you must reinstall and activate using the process described in Activate after reinstalling Office.

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