How to cancel a Game Pass subscription

Updated: April 10, 2023
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How to cancel a Game Pass subscription
by Henry Miller
Tech Expert & Writer
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Game Pass is a subscription service that allows you to access a library of games for a monthly fee. If you are looking to cancel your subscription, please read on for a guide on how to do so.

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We hope this guide will be helpful in assisting you with canceling or deactivating your Game Pass subscription. If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our technical support team for assistance.

Steps to cancel Game Pass subscription

Before starting the process, make sure you have your account information and payment details handy.

Steps to cancel Game Pass subscription:

  1. Go to the Microsoft website and sign in to your account.
  2. Click on the "Services & Subscriptions" tab.
  3. Find the Game Pass subscription and click on "Manage."
  4. Select "Cancel" and follow the prompts to confirm the cancellation.
  5. Stop the Game Pass service once the cancellation is confirmed.

Note: If you want to cancel your Game Pass account entirely, you need to cancel all subscriptions associated with it. To cancel Game Pass account, click on "Account" and select "Close your account". Follow the prompts to confirm the cancellation.

What are some good Game Pass alternatives?

While we cannot recommend specific services, we can provide information on what functions these alternatives may duplicate. Here are some of the main functions of Game Pass that users may be looking for in an alternative service:

  • access to a library of games;
  • ability to download and play games offline;
  • discounts on game purchases;
  • early access to new releases;
  • cross-platform play;
  • cloud gaming/streaming options.

By considering these functions, users can research and compare alternative services to find one that best fits their needs and preferences.

What to do if you're having troubles

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One common problem is that the cancellation process may not be completed successfully, resulting in continued charges. To troubleshoot this issue, users should first ensure that they have followed the correct cancellation process, which can be found on the Game Pass website. If the problem persists, users can contact the Howly experts team for assistance. Another issue that may arise is that users may lose access to their Game Pass content immediately after canceling their subscription. This is because the subscription is active until the end of the current billing cycle. Users can still access their content during this time but will not be charged for the following cycle. If users experience any other issues or have questions about the cancellation process, they can also contact the Howly experts team for further assistance.


How do I cancel my Game Pass subscription?

You can cancel your Game Pass subscription by going to and signing in. Select "Game Pass" from your list of subscriptions, and then select "Cancel."

Is there a fee for canceling my Game Pass subscription?

There is no fee for canceling your Game Pass subscription. However, if you cancel during a paid subscription period, you will not receive a refund for any unused portion of that period.

Can I cancel my Game Pass subscription at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your Game Pass subscription at any time. Once you cancel, you will not be charged for any future subscription periods.

What happens to my saved games and achievements if I cancel my Game Pass subscription?

Your saved games and achievements will remain on your account even if you cancel your Game Pass subscription. However, you will need an active subscription to access Game Pass games.


In conclusion, canceling your Game Pass subscription is a simple process that can be done through your Microsoft account. Just follow the steps outlined in our guide, and you'll be able to cancel your subscription in no time. However, it's important to note that once you cancel your subscription, you'll lose access to all the games and benefits that come with it. So, make sure you're ready to give up your Game Pass before canceling. If you have any further questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to Microsoft support for assistance.

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