Updated: March 18, 2023
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I need to know the simplest way to convert my Microsoft personal package (on my Mac) to a Family subscription

Do I need to cancel the existing subscription first?

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Nice to meet you, *****!

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I need help with upgrading my personal Microsoft package to a family one.


On your Mac, go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions and then cancel the subscription. Your subscription will not be fully cancelled until 15 days after the date your subscription was set to renew.
After this time has passed, go to Settings > Subscriptions to purchase a Microsoft Family subscription.
Is everything clear with the provided instruction?

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Is there any risk of my Word content being deleted when I cancel? I realise this may be a stupid question!

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No, *****. Your data will be saved.

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Thanks!And is there no way the family subscription can be speeded up?
How can I find out when my existing subscription is 'set to renew'?

You can find this in your subscription details when you go to settings.
This is the only way to convert a subscription from a personal to a family one that Microsoft offers us.

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ok thanks for your help

Is there anything else I can do for you today?

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Nope, all good thanks

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