How To Cancel App Subscriptions On iPhone

Your Quick Answer:

You can cancel an app subscription from Apple’s Settings App; open the app and tap on your profile icon.

There, tap on the ‘Subscriptions’ option, and you can see the active and expired subscribed apps.

Click on the app and hit the ‘Cancel Free Trial’ option, and your subscription will be canceled.

You can also use the App Store Settings by tapping your Profile icon.

After that, tap on the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ option, and from the ACTIVE section, hit the app whose subscription you want to cancel; after that, click on the Cancel Subscription option, and your subscription will be canceled.

There are some steps you can follow to cancel Apple News subscription.

How to Cancel app Subscriptions on iPhone:

You have a few methods to do it:

1. From Apple’s Settings App

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings App & Tap on Name

To cancel an app Subscription on an iPhone, you have to make some changes to the settings. First, open your iPhone and then go to your iPhone Settings, where you can see many general settings like Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc., and at the top of the screen, you can see the option from which you can go to your Profile.

You are signed out if you can not see your Profile icon. Next, log in to your account with your Apple ID and tap on your Profile picture, and you will be redirected to your Profile page.

Click on Name

Step 2: Tap on ‘Subscriptions’

After entering your Profile page, you can see many options like ‘Name, Phone Numbers, Email’, ‘Password & Security’, ‘Payment & Shipping’, ‘Subscriptions’, and a few of your apps will be showing there. Still, you must click on the ‘Subscriptions’ option. 

Click on Subscriptions

Step 3: See All the Active Subscriptions list

After clicking on the option, you can see all of your ACTIVE and EXPIRED subscribed apps separated into two sections. In the EXPIRED section, the name of the apps, the subscription’s duration, and the subscription’s expiry date will be shown, and in the ACTIVE section, your present subscribed apps will be shown with the plans of duration and the next billing date.

See the app list

Step 4: Tap on the App & Hit Cancel Subscription

If you have currently subscribed to multiple apps, then you have to find the app whose subscription you want to cancel. After finding the app, tap on it, and you will be redirected to the Edit Subscription page of the app.

Then, at the top, you can see your app name under the YOUR SUBSCRIPTION section, the details of the plans under the OPTIONS section, and lastly, at the bottom, you can see the option ‘Cancel Subscription’.

Click on Cancel Subcription
Click on Confirm

After clicking on it, your subscription will automatically cancel, and you will lose access to the app and the remaining time of the free trial immediately. Further, you can rebuy the subscription, but you can not reactivate this free trial.

2. From App Store Settings

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open App Store & Tap the profile icon

The most common and easy way to cancel the subscription is to cancel the subscription from the iPhone’s App Store settings. On your iPhone, find the App Store app, tap the icon and open it. After opening the App Store, you can see your profile icon in the upper right corner if you have logged in to your account.

Click on Profile icon

If you have not logged in to your account, sign in using your credentials: Apple ID and password. If you forget your password, tap the Forgot Apple ID or password option and follow the basic instructions they will provide, and you will be able to recreate your password.  

Step 2: Tap on ‘Subscriptions’

Now, after logging in to your account and tapping your profile icon from the top right corner, you will be redirected to a new screen where at the top of the screen, you can see your name and the email ID which you have used to create your account and at the bottom of the screen you can see the Sign Out option.

Click on Subcription

Now several options will be there which have different functions, such as the ‘Redeem Gift Card or Code’ section, where you can redeem the gifts that you have achieved, and the ‘Send Gift Card by Email’ section, where you can send your gift card to your friends via email.

There are also many options like Purchased, Personalized Recommendations, Manage Subscriptions, and Add Funds to Apple ID. To cancel your subscription, all you have to do is tap the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ option.

Step 3: Active Subscriptions list

After tapping the ‘Manage Subscriptions’ option, a new screen will be opened in front of you where you can see two different sections: ACTIVE and EXPIRED. In the EXPIRED section, you can see the name of the apps whose subscription you got earlier, but the subscription is expired now.

Along with the name of the apps, they also show the time duration of the subscription and the subscription’s expiry date. In the ACTIVE section, you can see the app’s name, whose subscription you want to cancel, what type of subscription it is, and the next billing date. 

Step 4: Choose app & Hit Cancel Subscription

There could be multiple apps in the ACTIVE section, so you have to find the app whose subscription you want to cancel. After choosing it, tap on it, and a new screen will open where you can see the subscription details, like the app’s price of the monthly and annual subscriptions.

See the app list

Then, you can see the Cancel Subscription option at the bottom of the screen. After hitting the option, your subscription will be canceled, but you can still access the app until you reach the next billing date. 

Click on Cancel Subcription
Click on Confirm

The Bottom Lines:

Some iPhone users are familiar with this type of trick of canceling the app subscription. Still, many users, especially those new to the Apple environment, have no idea about this feature.

But hopefully, this article can explain the tricks very well, and you can apply the tricks on your phone. As you have seen, you can cancel your subscription from the App Store and the iPhone Settings, and it is ultimately your choice which method you will use. 

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