Microsoft Accounts have slowly become more important over the past few years. In the past, Microsoft, Xbox, and even Windows Phone each had their own separate marketplaces with their own currency. Fortunately, Microsoft fixed this issue and merged its many stores with the release of Windows 8. Unfortunately, it didn’t make it any easier to find out how much money you have in a Microsoft Account.
Here’s how to find out how much money you have in your Microsoft Account.
Find Out How Much You Have in Your Microsoft Account on the Web
One of the easiest ways to see how much is in your account is to find something with a web browser and go to Xbox.com if you already have an account there. Because all of Microsoft’s stores are now integrated, the value displayed on the Xbox website is also the same value shared by all your other Microsoft products.
Open your browser.
Set route to
Now tap or click the button in the upper right corner of your screen.
Enter your Microsoft Account email and password. If you’re on someone else’s computer, or if someone you don’t trust to access your account has regular access to your computer, be sure not to check the box labeled Keep Me Logged In.
Click the label on the button in the upper right corner of your screen.
If you have successfully logged in, you will now see all your account information. The amount of money currently in your account should be displayed in the bottom left part of your screen.
There is also a new personalized hub at: Commerce.Microsoft.com. Your Microsoft Account balance is also shown at the top of the screen when you sign in there.
Find Out How Much You Have in Your Microsoft Account on Xbox One
Turn on your Xbox One and wait until the Home Screen appears.
Select the setting from the menu on the left side of your screen.
Now swipe right until you see the app. Choose.
Inside the Settings app, select .
Now look at your payment options window. You will find the current balance of your Microsoft Accounts at the bottom of your screen.
Find Out How Much You Have in Your Microsoft Account in the Windows Store
The Windows Store also uses money deposited into a Microsoft Account to allow you to purchase different apps and games for your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 laptop, tablet, desktop, or 2-in-1.
Go to and open it. It is the icon represented by a shopping bag. Depending on the way you have configured your device, you may need to open the Windows Store from the list of fully installed apps by clicking the arrow in the lower left corner of your device or swiping up the Start Screen.
Once in the Windows Store, to reveal a drop-down menu if you have a keyboard or mouse. If you have a touchscreen device, swipe from the top edge of the screen to the middle. Now tap or click.
You should now see the current balance of your Microsoft Account in the middle of your screen.
This much. Unfortunately, the story isn’t all that clear for Windows Phones. Today, there is no way to directly access your Microsoft Account information from an app on Windows Phone. Instead, users should go to Commerce.Microsoft.com in their phone’s browser or try to purchase an app from the Windows Phone Store.