Before going into the details of the procedure on how to delete an Xbox profile, I think it might interest you to make a little distinction between the various accounts linked to the Microsoft console.
In fact, you must know that profiles can be mainly of two types: local o Xbox Network (Eg Xbox Live). The former are stored in the Xbox's memory and are simply for playing offline, while the latter also allow you to access the online functionality.
About the profile Xbox Network/Xbox Live, I remind you that through the latter it is possible to subscribe to various subscriptions, from Live Gold, which also allows you to access the multiplayer of paid games, at Game Pass, which instead allows you to play, through a special subscription, a good number of titles in the catalog.
In short, there are various types of profiles that you may want to delete, but you don't have to worry: in this tutorial I will analyze the topic in its entirety, so that you can reach your goal without too many problems.
How to delete Xbox profile
To get started, I'll show you how to delete a profile that exists locally, i.e. within the console's storage medium. You can find below all the indications of the case, divided by console model.
How to delete Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S profile
Microsoft's ninth generation consoles, that is Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, released in late 2020, have brought with them some changes in terms of the operating system interface. So if you're not familiar with their menus, here's how you need to proceed.
If you just want change profile, just press the button Menu of the controller, move to the tab Account (the last at the top right) and select the option Add or change, in order to select a other profile.
If, on the other he, you really intend to delete a profile present locally on the console, just go to the Settings of the Xbox (using the appropriate gear icon), move to the tab Account, present on the left, and press the key A of the pad on the frame Remove account.
You will then be asked to select the Profile to delete: do it, read the instructions that appear on the screen, which warn you about what you will lose, and confirm your choice by pressing the button REMOVE. Perfect, you have successfully removed the selected account from your Xbox!
How to delete Xbox One profile
If you want to do this using a Xbox One, so a console released earlier than the Xbox Series X / S, you must know that in reality, following the arrival of a special update, the procedure has essentially become the same. In fact, the Xbox One interface is the same that you can find on the Xbox Series X / S and therefore I can only refer you to the chapter related to these consoles, since it is already explained there how to proceed.
How to delete Xbox 360 profile
In regards to Xbox 360, clearly the procedure is different than that relating to the most recent consoles, as this model now has quite a few years on its shoulders.
If you don't want to delete your Xbox profile completely, you just want to use another one on a temporary basis, do this: go to the section Social in the home menu and select the item Sign in or sign out to switch accounts.
Per completely delete an accountinstead, you have to go to the section Settings> System from the start menu, then you need to move to Storage Peripherals I will select l 'storage drive present in your console (eg Memory Unit).
At this point, go to the menu profiles, scegli l 'account to delete and select the item Delete from the menu that appears on the screen. You will be asked if you want delete only the profile, leaving your saved games and unlocked achievements unchanged, or if you intend to delete profile and elements, deleting all the contents associated with the account: choose the option you prefer.
Come eliminare account Xbox Live
How do you say? You would like to remove your account Xbox Network/Xbox Live or in any case a subscription linked to the latter? No problem: below you can find all the information you are looking for.
Xbox Network (ex Xbox Live)
In case you didn't know, theaccount Xbox Network/Xbox Live is directly linked to your Microsoft profile, which is the one that is generally used, for example, for Windows 10. This means, in simple terms, that to delete a profile of this type you must remove the Microsoft account.
If you have simply created another profile of this type and you want pair it with your console, the procedure is very simple. In fact, you are you have one Xbox 360, just go to the menu Settings> Accounts, select the item Account protection and choose the option Edit Microsoft accountanswering Yes, by running the login and confirming editing.
Unfortunately, this procedure is not feasible from Xbox One and later consoles, but in this case you could simply think about creating a secondary profile and connect the new Microsoft account to us.
For the rest, if your goal is instead to delete the Microsoft account definitively, consequently eliminating the Xbox profile, you have to proceed in another way. I remind you, however, that by doing so you will lose everything related to the profile Microsoft, from any mailbox on Outlook to other services such as Skype, OneDrive and so on. In short, I advise you to think about it before proceeding.
If, on the other he, you are "in a hurry" and you are sure you want to close your account, just connect to this website, press the button Log in, carry out theaccesso with your account, click yours name, present at the top left, scroll the page down and press on the link How to close your account.
After that, read thedisclosures that appears on the screen, click on the button NEXT and follow the indicazioni provided by the system to complete the procedure. I remind you that a period of 60 days to recover the account, in case of any "second thoughts".
Xbox Live Gold
If your desire, perhaps because you have seen the news of the free online for free to play, is simply to terminate your Xbox Live Gold subscription, which is the subscription that allows you to play paid titles online and get a monthly selection of free games called Games with Gold, this part of the guide is the one for you.
The quickest way to do this is probably the one that involves switching to a browser. In fact, I advise you to connect to the official Microsoft portal, press the button Log in, present at the top right, carry out the login with your Microsoft account, and click the tab Services and subscriptions, which is located at the top.
On the page that will appear on the screen, you will see all the active subscriptions, including the one linked to Xbox Live Gold. You just have to click on the link first Manage and in no time his quello Cancel subscription, confirming your choice.
Perfect, now you will no longer be asked to pay anything and the subscription will end in date that will indicate the system to you. For the rest, if you are looking for more details regarding the deactivation procedure, you can refer to Microsoft's guidelines.
Xbox Game Pass
If you are not planning to renew your Game Pass subscription, the procedure for "canceling" it is essentially the same as the one I explained in the Xbox Live Gold chapter.
In fact, once you have reached the page relating to services and subscriptions and logged into your Microsoft account, you just have to click on the button Manage, present in the box relating to Xbox Game Passby selecting the item later Cancel subscription and confirming your will.
In short, in the case of these subscriptions it is not exactly the deletion of a profile, but simply of thecanceling a subscription. However, many people think that each subscription has an account of its own and therefore I have chosen to include quick indications relating to this type of procedure as well.