Renew Microsoft 365 for business

Note

The admin center is changing. If your experience doesn't match the details presented here, see About the new Microsoft 365 admin center.

This article applies to most paid Microsoft 365 for business subscriptions.

To renew by using a product key that you bought from a retail store or Microsoft partner, see Find and enter your product key.

Note

Paying by bank account isn't available in some countries or regions.

Turn Recurring billing off or on

If you pay by credit card or bank account, Recurring billing is turned on by default. When Recurring billing is on, your subscription will continue to be billed each year on the day you subscribed. You can turn it off or back on again in the admin center if your subscription is active.

If you prepaid for your subscription with a product key, your subscription will expire at the end of subscription term. You can turn on Recurring billing and provide credit card or bank account information so that your subscription will continue to be billed every year on the day you subscribed. You also have the option to pay every month, or to pay for the entire year up front. Your credit card or bank account will not be charged until your initial subscription term has expired.

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Your products page.

  2. Choose the subscription for which you want to manage recurring billing.

  3. Under Billing, next to Renews on or Expiring on, select edit.

  4. In the Recurring billing settings pane, select Turn OFF to turn it off. If recurring billing is already turned off, select Monthly or Once to turn it on.

  5. Select Submit change.

    Note

    • You can only change the Recurring billing setting for active subscriptions. If your subscription has already expired or is disabled, you will need to reactivate it before you can turn Recurring billing on or off.
    • When Recurring billing is turned off, the subscription isn't cancelled right away. It remains active until it expires. You can view the expiration date in the Billing section of the subscription details on the Your products page.
    • To learn how to cancel the subscription right away, see Cancel my subscription.
  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Subscriptions page.

  2. Choose the subscription for which you want to manage recurring billing.

  3. To turn on Recurring billing, switch the toggle to On.

    Close-up of a Subscription card that has Recurring billing turned on.

    You can turn off Recurring billing by switching the toggle to Off.

    Note

    • You can only change the Recurring billing setting for active subscriptions. If your subscription has already expired or is disabled, you will need to reactivate it before you can turn Recurring billing on or off.
    • When Recurring billing is turned off, the subscription isn't cancelled right away. It remains active until it expires. You can view the expiration date on the subscription card
    • To learn how to cancel the subscription right away, see Cancel my subscription.
  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Subscriptions page.

  2. Choose the subscription for which you want to manage recurring billing.

  3. To turn on Recurring billing, switch the toggle to On.

    Close-up of a Subscription card that has Recurring billing turned on.

    You can turn off Recurring billing by switching the toggle to Off.

    Note

    • You can only change the Recurring billing setting for active subscriptions. If your subscription has already expired or is disabled, you will need to reactivate it before you can turn Recurring billing on or off.
    • When Recurring billing is turned off, the subscription isn't cancelled right away. It remains active until it expires. You can view the expiration date on the subscription card.
    • To learn how to cancel the subscription right away, see Cancel my subscription.

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