How to Upgrade Office 365 Personal to Office 365 Home?

As we all know very well about the product of Microsoft that is Office 365, Microsoft always tries to provide the best product and services to its customers. Office 365 is one of the best approaches to access Microsoft’s suite of office tools by subscription. It always ensures their users that won’t be left in the dust when any of new versions of the Microsoft’s product launched, and a reason behind this is that your Microsoft Office is always going to be kept up to date as long as you are a subscriber.

If any users start with the Office 365 Personal subscription and need to access Office with multiple of computers, tablets, and also phones, then they all need to upgrade their Office 365 product from Personal to home which is really an easy process.

Steps of two Microsoft Product which we used in this article:

  • Microsoft: Office 365 Personal
  • Microsoft: Office 365 Home

Here, we are comparing both the Office 365 subscription:

There are various other options by which you can easily choose when you are purchasing a subscription. And these both products will easily get you access to the classic office tools like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and also Outlook. The subscription will always differ, while it depends on how many individual devices can use Office 365 concurrently, and also how many of the users can easily get an Office 365 license.

However, Office 365 Personal users can only use one tablet, one phone, and there are only one licensed user. And at the same Office 365 Home, users can easily use five tablets, five phones, and there are six licensed users in one time. The number of devices that can be used by the users are also included OneDrive storage which also makes a difference between Personal as well as Home subscriptions.

If you have a Personal Subscription plan, then you will get 1 TB of the OneDrive storage which is available for one user. If in case more users are vying for some space, then a Home subscription gets 1 TB of OneDrive storage which is available for six users. And this 6 TB total storage spread out over the six licensed users.

Steps to Upgrade Office 365 Home by Using Product Key

If you brought a physical or hard copy from a retail store, then it will come either with a box, a card, or a receipt, and the product will be available on the back of that box. You need to follow few simple steps to upgrade it. But always remember that only one subscription can be linked per account, so your Personal subscription will be gone by following your Personal subscription which will be added to your new Home subscription. The steps are discussed below:

  1. Move to office.com/setup.
  2. Click on the Sign in option.
  3. Now, type your Microsoft Account Name and Number.
  4. Click on the Enter tab.
  5. Next, type your Microsoft Account Password.
  6. Click on the Sign in option.
  7. Then, type your product key, located on the back of your physical copy of Office 365.
  8. Drop-down an arrow, under the Country or region option and then click and select Your Country of Residence option.
  9. Again, drop-down arrow, under the Your Language option and then click and choose your Language.
  10. Click on the Next option.

Finally, the Microsoft will now verify your information and your subscription plan will automatically change to Office 365 Home. Your subscription time will also be extended for one year past; now more time had remained on your Personal subscription plan.

Charlie Noah is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David Smith has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.”

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