Renew Office 365 for business

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

To renew by using a product key that you bought from a retail store or Office 365 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.

Use the new admin center to turn recurring billing off or on

The new admin center is available to all Microsoft 365 admins. You can opt in by selecting the Try the new admin center toggle located at the top of the Home page. For more information, see About the new Microsoft 365 admin center.

  1. In the admin center, go to the Billing > Products & services page.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 Products & services page.
    • To learn how to cancel the subscription right away, see Cancel my subscription.

Use the old admin center to turn recurring billing on or off

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

    If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Subscriptions page.

    If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Subscriptions page.

  2. 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.

Reactivate your subscription

Add, update, or remove a credit card or bank account

What happens to my data and access when mysubscription ends?

Enter your product key

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