How to cancel an Xbox Game Pass subscription on Xbox One

If you’ve exhausted the Xbox Game Pass library, here’s how to cancel your subscription.

Microsoft recently released its new game subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, opening access to an ever-changing collection of games for $9.99 a month. As a subscriber, you’ll be getting access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, all playable for no additional cost.

Nevertheless, even with the sheer amount of titles on offer, Xbox Game Pass isn’t for everyone. Although a two-week free trial is available to test the service, you’ll still be dragged into an automatic renewal after it concludes. Whether you picked up the trial or plan to cancel your paid subscription, it’s relatively easy to back out from the service.

Read more: A complete list of all Xbox Game Pass games for Xbox One

How to disable auto-renew for Xbox Game Pass

Before canceling your Xbox Game Pass subscription, it should be noted that you’ll lose access to all games offered via the service. Unless you’ve chosen to purchase titles permanently, there will be no way to access the Game Pass catalog (unless you choose to reinstate your subscription). Upon canceling, your subscription will run until the current paid period concludes.

These are the steps to cancel Xbox Game Pass from an Xbox One console.

  1. Open My games & apps from the Xbox dashboard.
  2. Scroll down to the Memberships tab.
  3. Select Xbox Game Pass.
  4. Navigate to Manage on the page that appears. A list of your active subscriptions will now be shown on-screen.
  5. Select the tile named Xbox Game Pass.
  6. Scroll down and choose Turn off auto-renew.
  7. Select Confirm cancellation to disable your Xbox Game Pass renewal.

If you choose to enroll for an Xbox Game Pass subscription again, simply search for “Xbox Game Pass” on the store and complete the on-screen steps. With the Xbox One automatically saving your progress to the cloud, your game save data should also be recovered if re-joining the program.

Have you given Xbox Game Pass a whirl? If so, let us know if you’re keeping your subscription in the comments below!

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