How to sign out of your Xbox One

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Ever wish you could dramatically walk out of your Xbox One after a frustrating gaming session, like a cowboy smashing through the doors of a saloon? Signing out is the closest thing you can do.

More realistically, you might want to sign out of your console because you're planning to sell it, or maybe gifting it to a friend (aren’t you nice!). Or it might be that you’ve signed into someone else’s machine temporarily and want to make sure you’re logged out afterwards.

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Signing out of your account on the Xbox One is a relatively simple process, but it’s not an immediately obvious one.

So, here is everything you need to know to be able to sign out of your Xbox One successfully.

How to sign out of your Xbox One

Here are the simple steps you need to follow to sign out of your account on the Xbox One:

  • Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
  • Scroll across the icons at the top of the menu and click on the small profile pic to the left.
  • In the menu that appears, scroll down to and select the ‘Sign Out’ option.
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What does this mean for you?

Whether you’re selling or gifting your own Xbox One console, or have temporarily signed in on someone else’s console, making sure that you’ve signed out of your account properly is vital.

Signing out means that you’re not giving other people access to the downloadable games and media content that you’ve purchased or, more importantly, your personal and payment details. 

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