Renew Office 365 for business

This article applies to most paid Office 365 for business subscriptions.

To renew by using a product key that you bought from a retail store or Office 365 partner, see Find and enter your product key for Office 365 for business.

For Office 365 Home, Personal, or University, see Renew Office 365 for home.

Turn Recurring billing on or off

If you pay by credit card or bank account, Recurring billing is turned on by default. When Recurring billing is on, your subscription will continue to be billed each year on the day you subscribed. You can turn it off or back on again in the Office 365 admin center if your subscription is active.

If you prepaid for your subscription with a product key, your subscription will expire at the end of subscription term. You can turn on Recurring billing and provide credit card or bank account information so that your subscription will continue to be billed every year on the day you subscribed. You also have the option to pay every month, or to pay for the entire year up front. Your credit card or bank account will not be charged until your initial subscription term has expired.

  1. In the Admin center, go to the Subscriptions page, or choose Billing > Subscriptions.

    If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Subscriptions page.

    If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Subscriptions page.

  2. To turn on Recurring billing, switch the toggle to On.

    Close-up of a Subscription card that has Recurring billing turned on.

    You can turn off Recurring billing by switching the toggle to Off.

    Notes: 

    • You can only change the Recurring billing setting for active subscriptions. If your subscription has already expired or is disabled, you will need to reactivate it before you can turn Recurring billing on or off.

    • When Recurring billing is turned off, the subscription isn't cancelled right away. It remains active until it expires. You can view the expiration date on the subscription card, as shown below.

      Close-up of a Subscription card that has Recurring billing turned off.

      To learn how to cancel the subscription right away, see Cancel my subscription.

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See Also

Reactivate your subscription

Add, update, or remove a credit card or bank account in Office 365 for business

What happens to my data and access when my Office 365 for business subscription ends?

Enter your product key for Office 365 for business

Buy your trial version of Office 365 for business

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